Sunday surprises

June is finally here! Check the IP events and news for the next (hopefully) hot summer months (and don't forget to monitor our Forthcoming Events).


The IAEL/Midem Legal Summit will take place on 5 June 2019 (Cannes). For more details click here.

LES100 Training Course will take place on 17 June 2019, 10:00am – 5:00pm at the CIPA Office (2nd Floor, Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London, EC1N 2JD). The LES100 Training Course is the introductory course in the Licensing Executives Society's Intellectual Asset Management Series and is designed for those who are relatively new to licensing. For more information and to register click here.

The LES100 Training Course will be followed by the LES B&I 2019 Annual Conference & AGM which will take place on 18 June 2019, 10:00am – 5:00pm at Amba Hotel Marble Arch (Bryanston Street, London, W1H 7EH). This year's Annual Conference will focus on IP Licensing across industries and academia, including key highlights of the latest developments in law together with real case studies from people with many years practical experience. For more information and to register click here.

The ALAI Italia event: "La tecnologia blockchaine e il diritto d'autore: Miraggio o realtà?" will take place in Rome on 19 June 2019. More information is available on the ALAI Italia website.

The Lisbon International Intellectual Property Summer Course, promoted by the Law School at the University of Lisbon and the Portuguese Society for Intellectual Property Law, will take place in Lisbon from 1 to 12 July 2019. The IPKat readers enjoy a 25% discount in the registration fee. For more information click here.

Call for papers

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has announced a call for papers: Machine Lawyering: Digitally Reconceiving Contracting, Regulation and Property (conference on 16-18 Jan 2020). The conference will explore, inter alia, the following topics: Emerging alternative finance, competition law in the big data industries, AI supremacy in the global economy, Automated surveillance for market regulation The abstract submission's deadline is on 6 September 2019 and should be done by email to Bonnie Leung. For more information about the topics and the submission procedure click here.

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Intellectual Property Law at Edinburgh Law School. The closing date is on 28 June 2019. Check here for more information about the application and selection procedure.


Kat Eleonora has learned that a former student of hers, talented Senne Mennes, has co-founded a start-up - ClauseBase - aimed at improving contract drafting. Here's more about ClauseBase:
ClauseBase is revolutionary contract drafting software created by ex-DLA Piper lawyers who worked for the firm’s IP/IT department.
The software allows legal experts to create contracts by stacking intelligent clauses on top of each other like building blocks. The software then ensures internal consistency in terminology, grammar, styling, language, definitions, cross-referencing, and even legal nuances… All changes are visible in real-time.
Legal experts can optionally choose to transform templates into a questionnaire, so that business users can easily create a contract from this questionnaire with zero risk of errors or unwanted adjustments. All clauses are stored centrally so that if a clause is altered, those changes will flow through all documents in which they are used (unless this is turned off).
The intelligence that can be added to clauses allows for automation of issues like consistent references to license scope, easy switching between alternative licensing conditions, changing the overall “balance” of the agreement, etc. — all at the click of a button. You can even attach relevant case law to clauses, e.g. to warn for potential invalidity under certain conditions.
For more information, see:
Take a look and you'll be impressed!
Sunday surprises Sunday surprises Reviewed by Antonella Gentile on Sunday, June 02, 2019 Rating: 5

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