Friday Fantasies

Enjoy a weekly roundup of IP happenings!


The European Patent Office (Munich) will be hosting a Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Conference on 3 July. The main topics will include latest developments within the Committees (Select Committee, Preparatory Committee, Practical Implementation Group) dealing with the preparation of the Unitary Patent; current challenges stemming from the entry into force of the Unitary Patent; impact of the new Unitary Patent system on patent portfolios; implications: expected economic benefits of the Unitary Patent and the UPC; and a mock trial with Judges from different EU countries: “how would the judges rule on the 1st case; and injunction: automatic or at discretion”? Registration is here; agenda: here, and speaker list: here.

Competition Law Association (CLA) will be holding an evening meeting on Monday 11 June at Brick Court Chambers, London. Kat Dr Eleonora Rosati will speak on the following subject: “Copyright update: recent decisions and the current state of the EU reform debate”. To register for this event, please visit the “new events” section of CLA website.  Online registration will close on Friday 8 June

Another event from CLA - The 20th Burrell Competition Lecture and Reception which will feature a talk by Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC “Revolution without end? A politician’s view of Brexit”. Event will take place on 28 June. Registration and fees are available here.

Summer Kats
Alliance for Intellectual Property will host its annual Summer Reception on British IP Day, Wednesday 4th of July. Industry stakeholders, consumer groups and law enforcement will gather on the Terrace Pavilion in the House of Commons, along with a senior speaker from government and parliamentarians from across the political spectrum. The event will feature presentation of the IP Champion Award, and entertainment from some shining examples of the UK's IP framework. Eventbrite page here.
The IP World invites innovators and IP specialists to a summit in Amsterdam on 8-10 October. The event will focus on a changing landscape in the US, ongoing developments within China and new strategy models to take advantage of. Visit here for as preliminary agenda.


The second webinar in J A Kemp’s six-part Pharmaceutical IP webinar series, 'Patenting Antibodies at the EPO', is now available on-demand. The webinar overviews antibody cases of the European Patent Office, as well as discussions with EPO examiners, highlighting recent trends in examination and strategies for addressing objections.

Call for Abstracts

European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network invites IP teachers to participate in the eleventh anniversary conference at the University of Poitiers, France, from 8 to 10 November 2018. This year’s theme, “Intellectual Property in a Varied World”, will include topics such as IP: class teaching, online teaching and experimental methods; teaching IP in a scientific and business environment; the teaching of IP as a tool for economic and social development; and teaching different historical approaches to IP and their modern application. Participants are invited to give 20-minute presentations (plus Q&A) on issues relating experiences of teaching IP. A title of a proposed talk and a 500-word abstract should be submitted to by 7 September 2018. More information is available here.


The UK Government published a consultation response “Industrial Strategy: Intellectual Property call for views”. It's now available here. The Call for Views was to identify what more the IPO could do to help encourage innovation, creativity and collaboration. Over 50 responses were received from IP attorneys, trade bodies, industry associations and a range of industry sectors.

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