Friday Fantasies

 IP- related news, events and opportunities 


Lord Justice Kitchin, together with Lady Justice Arden and Lord Justice Sales, were appointed to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, as announced on Wednesday. Lord Justice Kitchin and Lady Justice Arden are due to start on 1 October followed by Lord Justice Sales on 1 January 2019.
Lord Justice Kitchin
Justice Kitchin, previously  a  QC practitioner specialising in IP, was appointed to the High Court, Chancery Division in 2005 and Senior Judge of the Patents Court in 2007. He was then the Chancery Supervising Judge for Midland, Wales and Western Circuits and appointed Lord Justice of Appeal in 2011. Congratulations on behalf of the IPKat!


The Competition Law Association will host the 20th Annual Burrell Lecture and Reception, hosted by The Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP, titled “Revolution without end? A politician’s view of Brexit”. The lecture will take place on 28 June in Middle Temple Hall, London. For more information on the lecture see here and here for registration.

Our Arts in the North”, as a part of The Great Exhibition of the North is conference organised by the Leeds University Law School. It, will examine the role that copyright law might play in fostering the arts and cultural regeneration in the North of England. The conference will take place in Newcastle on 5 July. For more information, see here.

SummerKat in Brussels
The conference hosted by ERA Academy of European Law, "Big Data: Consolidating the EU Legal Framework in the Digital Economy” will look at the EU legal framework and its loopholes and offer a platform for discussion on how to adapt the framework to the European data economy. The conference will be held in Brussels on 27-28 September. For more information, see here.

The University of Basel Law School will host on 11 and 12 October the conference,: "Genome Editing / CRISPR als Herausforderung für das Life Sciences-Recht". For more information on this event, see here.

Internship opportunities/Articles/Call for papers & applications

The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA), an association of European Collective Management Organisations managing audiovisual authors’ rights, is offering an internship for a minimum of four months (starting either in the autumn or in spring) in their offices based in Brussels. If interested, send your CV and motivation letter to For more information on this internship see here.

Several months ago, the IPKat reported on the publishing of the paper, The clinician impact and financial cost to the NHS of litigation over pregabalin: an economic impact analysis, by Richard Croker, Darren Smyth, Alex Walker and Ben Goldacre. Recently, a shorter version of the paper has been published on the BMJ and can be found here.

The University of Milan-Bicocca School of Law has opened a call for papers for the conference “Waiting for Brexit: open issues in the internal market and in the area of freedom, security and justice”, which will take place on 19 October. Speakers will include speakers Professors Antonio Tizzano (Vice-President of the Court of Justice of the European Union) and Fausto Pocar (Emeritus of International Law at the University of Milan). Interested applicants should submit a short CV and a paper abstract in Italian or English via e-mail at Deadline for submission is 15 July. For more information on the conference and details for submissions, email at

The WORTH Partnership Project (funded by the COSME Programme of the EU) has opened a second call for applications, which will provide a new opportunity to develop design-driven products and transnational collaborations in the furniture, textile footwear, accessories, jewelry and leather sectors. The call is open until 24 October. For more information, see here.
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