Computer & Communications Law, a Distance Learning programme with key focuses on digital IP law, media law, telecommunications law and IT law. Run by Queen Mary, University of London, in conjunction with Informa. Start dates: 1 September 2015 and 11 January 2016. You can get further details of this popular, well-organised course by clicking here.
Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Entertainment Law, by Distance Learning over 12 months: 21 September 2015 to 31 August 2016: under the auspices of the London Metropolitan University. 8 core modules plus options on Defamation and the Politics of Media Regulation. For full details of this course and also for registration, just click http://www.ibclegal.com/FKW12364IPKL.
14 October 2015: "Oh Dear, How (Un)Civilised: EU Copyright and its Reform Debate" is the title of the talk of fellow Kat Eleonora at the Swedish Copyright Association in Stockholm. Details (in Swedish, but Google Translate will come to your rescue) here.
19 October 2015: "Freedom to Operate", this being a half-day event, London, organised by Assimilate IP, who kindly offer IPKat readers a 10% discount. Click here for details of this and other Assimilate IP training courses.
20 October 2015: EU Design Law. Venue: Paris. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
22 October 2015: Russia Patents 2015. Venue: Amsterdam. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
22 and 23 October 2015: "Life Sciences IP Summit 2015", organised by C5 Conferences. Great programme. Click here for event review. Venue: NH Berlin Friedrichstrasse Hotel. Katcode for booking: P15-999-KAT16. 15% registration fee discount available for IPKat readers. For further details and registration, just click here.
27 October 2015: WilmerHale open IP seminar: a conversation with former UK and US Intellectual Property Appellate Judges Sir Robin Jacob and Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa. Location – Park Lane, London W1. Registration at 17:30, seminar at 18:00, reception at 19:30. Anyone who would like to attend is very welcome to email Oliver White at email@example.com.
28 October 2015: The RSC Patent Debate – does chemistry benefit from the patent system? Venue: Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA. Participants are Professor Sir Nicholas Wald (Founding Director of the Wolfson Institute, UK), Sir Simon Campbell CBE (former President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, former Senior Vice-president, Pfizer UK), Professor Chas Bountra (Oxford University, former Vice-president, GlaxoSmithKline, UK) and Dr Mohga M Kamal-Yanni (Senior Health & HIV Policy Adviser, Oxfam, UK). For further details and registration, just click here.
29 October 2015: Practical Problems with the PCT. Venue: Munich. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
5 and 6 November 2015: EP Claim Drafting Practice for the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industry (Essentials Course). Venue: Amsterdam. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
11 November 2015: Royalty clauses in IP licensing: Drafting and Negotiating. Venue: Amsterdam. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
13 November 2015: Patent Intelligence. Venue: Amsterdam. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
18 November 2015: "IP Case Law Seminar". Venue: Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA. The seventh Royal Society of Chemistry Law Group’s annual and highly popular seminar will focus on recent high profile intellectual property law developments in the field of chemistry. The seminar will conclude with a networking drinks reception. For further details and registration just click here.
19 and 20 November 2015: "The 2015 CIPA Life Science Conference", held in what sounds like the stronghold of the ancient Britons -- The Celtic Manor, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, NP18 1HQ. Apart from the strong cast of participants (whose names have so far been kept secret) and the usual attractions, there's a pre-dinner speech by UKIPO head John Alty. Click here for further details and registration.
25 November 2015: FTO in Practice: Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals. Venue: Amsterdam. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
26 November 2015: A special conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of JIPLP. This event will be held in London. Further information will be made available nearer the time. Meanwhile, mark your diaries!
26 November 2015: Annual Conference on the EU Unitary Patent 2015, Brussels.
27 and 28 November 2015: The Asian Pacific Copyright Association’s Inaugural Conference on ‘Copyright Law and Policy in the Asian Pacific’ will take place 27-28 November 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. The conference website and call for papers are here.
1 December 2015: Oral Proceedings before the EPO. Venue: Munich. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
1 and 2 December 2015: "Standards, Patents & Competition: Law & Litigation", IBC Legal Conference, London. Apart from the main conference on 1-2 December, there's a Litigating SEPs workshop on 3 December. Programme details and registration here. IPKat readers are entitled to enjoy a 10% saving on the registration fee by quoting VIP KatCode FKW82582IPKL.
3 to 4 December 2015: Licensing. Venue: Munich. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
3 to 4 December 2015: Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2015 Conference. Venue: Amsterdam. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration. There's a 10% discount for IPKat readers who quote 'IPKat' in their registration email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 and 4 December 2015: 10th edition of the Premier Cercle IP Summit, held at the Hilton Berlin. The IPKat has been contemplating this event, which you can read all about here.
25-26 February 2016: Annual Conference on EU Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2016 in Brussels. This annual ERA conference aims to keep legal practitioners working with the pharmaceutical sector up-to-date on the latest regulatory developments, legislative initiatives and case law. A particular focus will be on implications for the sector of recent EU activities in the fields of intellectual property, competition law and pharmaceutical law.
14 and 15 March 2016: "From NP to IP": the second edition of the highly successful conference held by AIPPI's Israel Group. Venue: the Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv. Further details will be supplied nearer the time. If you are interested in the meantime, contact conference organiser Dorit Korine at email@example.com. Meanwhile, for Katposts on the 2013 version of this event, click here.