Sunday Surprises

The end of this week brings more events, a call for papers, a residential fellowship, an opinion and a guide!


Those interested in international patent litigation should head to Kilburn and Strode's offices in London on 21 February 2019 for an evening debate on International Patent litigation: harmonisation in an era of fragmentation?

The event marks the launch of the second edition of International Patent Litigation and consists of a multi-jurisdictional panel of experts, including the Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, to ponder and probe the following themes:
  • Running the same core case in different jurisdictions - How lean can we be?
  • Global forum shopping - Where do we starts?
  • Common vs. civil law - is either fit for purpose?
The event is free; see here for full details and to reserve your spot.

WIPO offers its Roving Seminars on WIPO Services presenting the IP tools you need to protect and leverage you intangible assets and to grow your business. The Roving Seminars are organized with local stakeholders including national IP officers. Most seminars are free of charge. Next seminars are in Seville on 19 February 2019, in Madrid on 21-22 February 2019. For more information and the upcoming events check here. 

The Charted Institute of Patent Attorneys, supported by the American Intellectual Property Law Association, is bringing a Brexit roadshow to the United States this April to explain what Brexit means for intellectual property. Sir Colin Birss, a judge of the Patents Court of England and Wales, officials from the UK Intellectual Property Office and US Patent and Trademark Office will join a delegation led by CIPA President Julia Florence.

The CIPA seminars will be held in Washington DC on 22 April 2019, Boston on 23 April 2019 and Palo Alto on 25 April 2019. They will each be followed by networking cocktail receptions. See here form more details and to register your place.

Call for Papers 

The Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues will hold its annual congress in Montpellier (France) on 8-9 July 2019. The deadline for the proposals for papers to be presented at the congress is 21 April 2019. Submissions are encouraged on any topic related to the economics of copyright broadly defined. You can find more information here.

Should I apply?
Short-term residential fellowship 

CIPPM/Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Intellectual Property and Information Rights invites applications for short-term residential fellowship to carry out independent research and study at Bournemouth University. 

The deadline for applications is 22 March 2019. If you are interested please e-mail the Centre Director Professor Maurizio Borghi and the Centre Co-Director Professor Dinusha Mendis.


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