Birmingham IP Seminar next week

IPKat reader and fellow Nottingham-based IP lawyer Nick McDonald contacted IPKat member David to let him know of a seminar Browne Jacobson are running on Tuesday 25 November 2008 at their Birmingham office. Normally, of course, this would be put on the IPKat's colourful and informative sidebar with all the other upcoming events but an exception is being made this time, given the short notice.  

The seminar will be covering a variety of topics, and will include an presentation by the UK-IPO Deputy Director Julyan Elbro on the recent decision in Symbian and what (if any) effect this is having on patentability of computer programs in the UK.  Members of Browne Jacobson will also be providing their views on the recent spat over standards involving Nokia and how to cope with online infringment.  The full list of topics to be covered is:
  • To what extent are computer programs patentable? The UK approach in relation to software patentability and excluded matter, with guest speaker Julyan Elbro, Deputy Director, UK Intellectual Property Office
  • Standard related patent litigation and the role of negative declarations post Nokia v InterDigital and Nokia v Qualcomm - Mark Daniels
  • Stemming the tide of online infringement: Auctions, ISP's and search engines - Declan CushleyRichard Nicholas and Nick McDonald 
Things kicks off at 1:30pm with lunch, and go on until the final whistle at 5pm.  Most importantly, it is all free and there are CPD points on offer for those who need them.  For more information, please contact Nick.
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  1. One would think that a site that specializes in Intellectual Property law would be careful not to violate it. The photo of the great inventors has been used in a method that is in violation of license terms.

  2. Not quite sure how that pic came to be there -- but thanks for letting me know. The offending artwork has been immediately removed.


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