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Cohausz & Florack is hosting “Life Sciences 4.0 – IP protection in Europe for Digital Innovations in the Life Sciences” on 24 August 2021. The webinar will consist of two parts. In the first part, Björn Brouwers will explain how to best obtain patent protection for digital life sciences innovations in Europe. In the second part. Dr. Reinhard Fischer will explain what possibilities other than patents exist for protecting digital life sciences innovations in Europe. More information on the webinar is available here.

On June 18, Global Digital Encounters is holding the 13th Encounter, dedicated to intangible cultural heritage and IP. Speakers will discuss the role of intangible cultural heritage and intellectual property for a sustainable development. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required here.

On June 21, Recreating Europe is holding a web-conference titled “The implementation of the CDSM Directive: snapshots into the future of EU copyright law”. The event will cover the main provisions of the Directive (EU) 2019/790, including exceptions and limitations, author’s remunerations and reversion right, automated content-filtering, and preservation of cultural heritage.

AssimilateIP is holding a series of courses for IP professionals, including “IP Essentials for Start Ups and SMEs” on June 30 (free of charge), “Intellectual Property for SMEs” on September 15, “Intellectual Property Licensing for Life Sciences and Pharma” on September 29, “Freedom to Operate for Life Sciences and Pharma” on October 20, “Intellectual Property for Commercial Lawyers” on November 17, and “Freedom to Operate: Mitigating the Risk of Patent Infringement” on December 8. IPKat readers get a 10% reduction in registration fees if they mention ‘IPKat’ when registering.

London’s Global University is organizing several courses, clinical trial agreements, trade mark agreements, and introduction to contracts, to be held between the end of June and mid-July.

Job opportunities

World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) has opened a Copyright and Digitization Economic Fellowship. The candidate, ideally a PhD student, or holding a PhD in economics/econometrics, should send a CV and up to three writing samples of his or her research by July 15.

Aston University has a position available for a teaching fellow in business law, including digital commerce. More information on the position is available here. Aston University also has a position available for a lecturer in intellectual property law. More information on the position is available here.

University of Stirling is seeking to recruit for a position of Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Contract Law. The vacancy is open until July 4.

Creative Commons is looking for a GLAM (“Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums”) manager to assist the Director of Policy, Open Culture, and GLAM. The job posting is open until June 25.


The UK Government is launching a call for views on the changes made to Section 72 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in 2016. The Government is looking for evidence that will help it assess the impact of the Regulations. Share your views here.

The UK IPO has also launched a public consultation on the UK’s future exhaustion of intellectual property rights regime. The consultation runs from 7 June 2021 until 31 August 2021.

Sunday Surprises Sunday Surprises Reviewed by Magdaleen Jooste on Sunday, June 13, 2021 Rating: 5

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