|The typical successful patent practitioner|
of the mid-2030s: technically savvy multi-
tasking female, working from home ...
|The unified patent court: newly|
hatched, but misconceived?
|Group therapy plus refreshments and net-|
working: the ideal mix for a patent conference
Managing Intellectual Property magazine's International Patent Forum 2015 will soon be with us, running on 10 and 11 March. This year's must be the third, since he was pleased to announce the second last year. This Kat -- who has a soft spot for the magazine since he founded it in 1990 and was its first editor -- is pleased to see that admission is free for in-house corporate and patent counsel, academics and R&D professionals and that it is once again offering a £300 discount to readers of this weblog who register for it [to claim this discount, private practitioners should email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting "IPKAT"]. The venue is once again London's Waldorf Hilton Hotel, which is not 100 miles from his base in Holborn, so he may well be popping in to enjoy the ambience, say hello to his friends and pick up a little inspiration.
[noted on this blog by Darren here], but what is the reality on the ground so far as patents examined and granted before and after Alice are concerned, and for examiners, businesses and investors? Likewise he has received mixed messages concerning China's patent grant and protection policies. These are great topics to talk through and to see how much consensus can be reached when patent owners and practitioners can get put their heads together.
The Forum's website can be accessed here. See you there?