Saturday Sundries

Wake me up, when my seminars start 🎵

The Life Sciences Patent Network conference
6 December, at the Bloomsbury Hotel, London.

The agenda includes panels on CRISPR, licensing, second medical use and patent claim scope. A diverse speaking faculty includes representatives from The Broad Institute, Mylan, Novartis, Pfizer and Teva. More information on the programme is available hereIPKat readers can get a 20% discount on the standard delegate rates using code IPKat20 here.

Publicity Rights and the Law - How do Celebrities protect their image?
1pm - 3pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017
C103, Tait Building. City, University of London. 

"Celebrity" has never been more valuable - in the case of actors, pop stars or athletes, sponsorship and endorsement deals can often bring in more revenue than a celebrity's 'day job'. Yet, the rights of celebrities to their image have never been clearly stated in UK law - instead, they are covered by a tangled web of trade mark protection, the tort of passing off and contract law. 

In this seminar, Dr. Dev Gangjee of Oxford University will give an overview of ongoing empirical research, and explore whether the current patchwork of protection is sufficient or whether is there a gap in the law that requires new legislation or more active judicial guidance. Admission Price: Free to attend, but please register here.

OEB GLOBAL: Experts to debate the effect of social media on student brains
The global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training
Berlin, December 6 – 8, 2017
See the complete agenda here. Registration can be done here.

For more information about the debate or about OEB Global, which is Europe’s largest conference on technology assisted learning, please contact

The Rotterdam Connection - 2018 edition
The 13th till the 15th of September 2018

Are you looking for a conference that is personal, where you can simply meet everybody and make real contact? Have you always longed for visiting The Netherlands with its mills and dikes, its very trendy city Rotterdam, as well as the majestic city of The Hague, residence of Vermeer's painting ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’? 

Would you, while having a lot of fun, also like an annual update on all kinds of topics in Intellectual Property in Europe? -- Don’t look any further, because this is the conference for you! More information can be found here.

AIPPI UK Event: Patents round up
Thursday 7 December 2017, @Hogan Lovells

Please save the date for the next instalment of the ‘Are you sitting comfortably…?’ series, this time a round up of patent law in the last year or so, from story-teller Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC. 

Hogan Lovells International LLP (50 Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2FG) has kindly agreed to host this event. Details can be found here.

AIPPI UK Event: Traditional Knowledge - free to use or deserving of protection?
Tuesday 14 November 2017, 5:30 for 6pm
Linklaters LLP (1 Silk St, London EC2Y 8HQ) has kindly agreed to host this event and drinks will be served afterwards.

Booking is open for this event. AIPPI UK is delighted to announce that a panel of experts will debate one of IP's thorniest questions: what should we do with traditional knowledge? Is this publicly available information pertaining to the natural world that is free to exploit and adequately protected by existing IP rights, ownership of which should belong to those prepared to invest in its commercialisation? Or would this be plundering of natural bounty by Western civilisation without regard to the traditions and heritage of indigenous peoples? 

Speakers: Professor Graham Dutfield (University of Leeds) and Darren Smyth (EIP) will debate the issues, moderated by Trevor Cook (Wilmer Hale).

Registration can be done hereThis event is free for AIPPI UK members and new applicants for membership. The charge for non-members is £40, payable online at the time of booking. At the time of registering, if someone else registers on your behalf (e.g. your secretary or PA), please make sure that they book in your name, so that the name of the person who is attending ends up on the attendee list.


Join For a Free Webinar! Academic Entrepreneurship & IP Management in Universities
November 15, 2017 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM British Standard Time
Presented by Professor Graham Richards

How do you turn a university spin out into a publicly traded company? What role for IP Management in Universities? How can IP generated by universities be of relevance to financial markets? -- In this talk Prof Richards, founding member of Oxford University’s tech transfer office and successful inventor whose IP formed the baseline of a multi-million publicly traded company discusses the core elements of turning science into business.

How to join: sign up here with your professional email account. Registrations with personal email addresses cannot be accepted.


IPAN publishes report ‘IP, Brexit and beyond’
IPAN published its report, ‘IP, Brexit and beyond’, following the successful panel discussion and workshop with key stakeholders organised by IPAN on 15 March 2017. The report collates key points made in presentations and during discussions. It is made available for government and industry to help negotiate a successful IP and trade pathway through the Brexit process.

You can read and download the report here. Further information about the workshop, panel discussion and speakers is published in our resources section.

Fashion Law Masterclass hosted at the distinguished Condé Nast College of Fashion
Monday, 27 November 2017 from 09:30 to 13:30 (GMT)

This one-day intensive masterclass will take you through the features of fashion law and offer a practical understanding of the law of intellectual property, including a straightforward introduction to copyright, trade mark and design rights, as they apply to the business of fashion. It will also explore the essential legal issues faced by a fashion business as it grows from a start-up to luxury fashion phase. To book please click here.

NEW European Union design initiative is accepting applications until 31st December
WORTH Partnership Project is funded by COSME programme of the European Union to support collaborations between technology firms, manufacturers, SMEs, start-ups and self employed professionals with designers, arts & crafts and creative people to develop innovative products and ideas.

Successful partnerships will be provided with funding, coaching, skill building, networking activities, market positioning, and legal advice. WORTH Partnership Project is an opportunity for creatives, technology enthusiasts and manufacturers across Europe to join together to develop innovative project ideas.

The initiative will be embarking on a 4-year journey to support 150 cross-border partnership projects, involving a minimum of 450 companies! The first application cut off date is 31st December 2017 with more in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Photo courtesy of Mr. He Gong, and his lovely kitty Ruobai.
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1 comment:

  1. Why am I worth less to the Life Science Patent network?


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