From October 2016 to March 2017 the team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Tian Lu and Hayleigh Bosher.

Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming Events for your delectation


28 October 2016: "Black and White - IP shows its True Colour", Round Table organised by UNION of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property at the Royal Industrieele Groote Club in Amsterdam. 

28 October 2016: "PatentsView Workshop on Engaging User Communities," this year's theme is on new tools for open patent data and the launch of the USPTO's new PatentsView data query builder. Open to the public. Alexandria, VA, USA.

8 November 2016: "EU-China Intellectual Property Forum: Preparing for Opportunities", event hosted by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with IP Key, at the Kingsway Hall Hotel in London.

9 November 2016: "Patent Due Diligence", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam.
10-11 November 2016: "Supplementary Protection Certificates", advanced course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam.

10 November 2016:
 "IP Protection of Biological Inventions", workshop by VIPS and University of Basel. 

10 November 2016: "Brands in the Digital Age", seminar at BPP Law School (Waterloo).

14-15 November 2016: "The 2016 CIPA Life Science Conference", sponsored by the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys at The Grand Brighton.

16 November 2016: "EU Design Law", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

17-18 November 2016: Annual Conference on European Copyright Law 2016, Trier, Germany. The aim of this conference organised by ERA (Academy of European Law) is to inform copyright law practitioners about the recent case law and the latest EU legislative developments. The focus will be on the new Digital Single Market Strategy which is anticipated to significantly impact EU copyright and its enforcement.

17 November 2016: "Russia Patents 2016", course organised by FORUM Institut in Munich.

20-22 November 2016: “Copyright in the Asian Pacific: the challenges and opportunities” APCA, U
niversity of Hong Kong.

21-23 November 2016:
4th Annual TAU Workshop for Junior Scholars Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law. Will include at least one panel on IP.

24 No
vember 2016: "International R&D. Implications of Employee Inventions", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

24-25 November 2016: "The Patent Roadmap. How to Identify, Secure and Protect Inventions", organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

28 November 2016: Freedom to Operate for the Engineering Industries, course organised by Assimilate IP, London School of Economics. 10% discount available for IPKat readers. 

28-29 November 2016: "International Copyright Law 2016", IBC conference.

29 November -1 December 2016: "IP Strategy! 2.5 days intensive winter special course", organised by FORUM Institut in Basel. 

30 November 2016: "INTA-BASCAP on the roles and responsibilities of intermediaries in enforcing IP rights", workshop in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), in Brussels. 

1 December 2016: "FTO in Practice: Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

1 December 2016: "FTO in Practice: Engineering, Material Science & High Tech", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

1-2 December 2016: "Digital World Conference: Navigating the Digital Yellow Brick Road", conference organised by INTA in Brussels. The first day of this conference will also serve to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the INTA’s Europe Representative Office in Brussels.

1-2 December 2016: "Licensing", course organised by FORUM Institut in Munich. 

2 December 2016: "IP & Change Management", course organised by FORUM Institut in Basel. 

December 2016: Building, Managing and Monetizing Your IP Portfolio, course organised by Assimilate IP, London School of Economics. 10% discount available for IPKat readers. 

5-7 December 2016: "The 10th Annual Standards, Patents & Competition: Law & Litigation", organised by IBC Legal in London. 10% discount available for IPKat readers (code: FKW82676IPKL).

2 February 2017: "The future for the UK's patent framework", Westminster policy forum.

27-28 February 2017
: "Post Mortem Auctoris: Copyright & Estate Planning", course organised by the UCL Institute of Brand & Innovation Law.

Distance learning courses and e-learning

LLM in Computer and Communications Law. 2-6 year distance learning course at Queen Mary University London commencing 31 August 2016 and 9 January 2017. Details here, and Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Computer and Communications law here.

Postgraduate Diploma/LLM in Media and Entertainment Law. 12 month course commences 26 September 2016, London Metropolitan university. Details here

E-Learning @ ERA. Leading practitioners and academics are filmed at ERA events. The recording and the speaker’s presentation are combined in a split-screen video podcast, together with full hyperlinked supporting material. The package can be viewed as a video or downloaded as an audio file. ERA's IP e-learning programme is available here.

Postgraduate Diploma in UK, EU & US Copyright Law. 8 month course delivered by distance learning. Commencing 3 October 2016. Details here.

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