27 February 2013, 6 - 7.30pm IBIL Annual Brands Lecture Assessing confusion in trade mark and passing off cases
Speakers: Tony Durham, Director of Shopper Insights at Procter and Gamble;
Dr Jane Leighton, Consultant at Nielsen Neurofocus;
Tony Willoughby; and
Mark McKenna, Professor of Intellectual Property, Notre Dame Law School
Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Arnold
Accreditation: 1.5 CPD by the SRA (BSB pending) and constitutes relevant CPD for IPReg
7 November 2012, 6 - 7.30pm IBIL Annual Innovation Lecture Patent and Telecoms
The Panellists include:
The Hon. Mr Justice Arnold, High Court Judge of the Patent Court, UK
Judge Klaus Grabinski, Federal Court of Justice, Germany
Judge Robert van Peursem, Justice of the Court of Appeal,
The Hague, The Netherlands
Judge Alain Girardet, Cour de Cassation, France
Chaired by The Rt. Hon. Sir Robin Jacob, the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property at UCL Laws
Topics to be covered in this panel include:
More or less discovery (disclosure) on infringement/validity?
Court (technical) expert vs party expert; what can be learnt from other jurisdictions?
More or less cross-examination?
Does the PCC have a role - more shorter trials? How would the damages cap apply?
6 & 7 November 2012 IBIL & Taylor Wessing LLP two-day conference Standards, FRAND, NPEs and InjunctionsConference
Tuesday 6 November
Keynote address by Mr Justice Floyd
Panel discussion on Comparison of the law as to injuctions across jurisdictions - the impact of FRAND declarations to standards bodies; intermin injunctions; Orange Book Offers
Industry discussion panel on Determining FRAND
The Market for Patent Portfolios
Wednesday 7 November
Present Pan-European Position and Manoeuvres - stays of infringement actions, expedition of UK revocation proceedings
Keynote address on the formation of Unified Patent Court
Competitions, complaints and standard setting
This 2-day conference combines commentary from key industry and legal experts from the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the US on:
Injunctions and jurisdictions
Standards, FRAND and its use in Europe
Unified Patents Court
Dispute resolution on licensing terms
Through a combination of panel discussions, presentations and keynote addresses, the aim of this flagship event is to inform and update on the very latest developments with the benefit of the views and insights of leading authorities including from the industry, the judiciary and private practice in this complex and very topical field.
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2 November 2012 IBIL & Nominet one-day conference Workshop on Domain Name Disputes in the '.uk' Domain - Practice and Procedure
Topics covered includ:
DRS and its history - (circumstances leading to the introduction of the DRS and its development)
First Element – (the criteria needed to get a complaint off the ground)
Second Element – (domain name registration with abusive intent and abusive use of the domain name)
Common procedural issues
The work of the Nominet Team
Domain Name Disputes and the Courts
About this workshop
The Nominet domain name Dispute Resolution Service has now been in operation for over 10 years. The purpose of this 1-day workshop is to provide a high level, in-depth review of the operation of the service for the benefit of academics, practitioners and domain name registrars and registrants, the end-users.
This will be the first seminar of its kind dealing in-depth with the Nominet DRS, which is now handling on average as many as 60 disputes per month. It is a ‘must’ for anyone with a serious interest in the procedure.
The programme has been organised in partnership with UCL with participation from The Rt Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob and The Rt Hon the Lord Neuberger.
Wednesday 17 October - IBIL / MARQUES: Question the Trade Mark Judges
Chaired by The Rt Hon Prof. Sir Robin Jacob
The Panellists included:
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Kitchin
Allan James (Senior Hearing Officer and Head of Trade Mark Tribunal, UK IPO)
Daniel Alexander QC, Appointed Person
The Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann
UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) and MARQUES, the European Association of Trade Mark Owners, invite you to meet and questions some of the judges that are regularly deciding our trade mark disputes. Read about this event on IPKAT
Wednesday 27 June 2012 - IBIL 4th Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture
The Growing Imperative to Internationalise the Law
by Chief Judge Randall Rader of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Chaired by The Rt Hon Prof. Sir Robin Jacob Accredited with 1 CPD hour by the SRA and BSB
The Chief Judge of perhaps the most important patent court in the world provided key insights into the increasing forces for international harmonisation of intellectual property (and particularly patent) law. The recent American Invents Act whereby the USA moved away from the "first to invent" system to a "first to file but with a grace period" system is likely to provide a huge further impetus towards harmonisation across the world. Similarly the case law of one country increasingly affects the law in other countries.
June - July 2012 - CPD Course: The Real, Dramatic and Ongoing Changes to United States Patent Law and their Impact on the Practice of Patent Law
Speaker: Professor Dennis Crouch, University of Missouri and Author of the Patently-O Patent Law Blog
Seminar 1: Changes in the Way Patents are Prosecuted in the US
Seminar 2: US Patent Litigation Structure and Changes to the Process
About this course
The U.S. Patent system is in the midst of major changes. In late 2011, President Barack Obama enacted the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) – legislation that has rightfully been identified as the greatest single modification to the U.S. patent system since the modern Patent Act was signed into law in 1952. Some provisions in the new law have already become effective, others will take effect in the coming months, and the full impact of the reforms may not be known for years to come. Meanwhile courts have also been shaping the law. Over the past year, the US Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) have collectively issued hundreds of precedential decisions covering virtually every aspect of patent law. Meanwhile, the US Patent Office continues to modify its processes and structure its newfound power under the AIA.This course addressed these recent major events and their impact on procurement, litigation, and monetization of patent rights. In parallel, it highlighted practical empirical results that suggest “evidence based strategies” for addressing specific client concerns.
26 June 2012 - A Conversation with Chief Judge Randall R. Rader and Professor Sir Robin Jacob
A day before delivering the 2012 Sir Hugh Laddie lecture, Randall Rader, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuits, met with The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob for an informal IBIL event attended by some 80 young IP professionals. The two 'conversationalists', both Appeal Judges, spoke on a range of IP topics including jury trial equivalents, damages calculations, when injunctions should be held, and the future of intellectual property law in 25 years' time. It was a chance for the audience to access two authoritative IP experts, spanning the US and UK jurisdictions, in a rare and freewheeling discussion.
19 June 2012 - CIPA 2012 Intellectual Property Debate
in association with the
UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law
'This house believes that political pressure and a few loud business voices are making the IP systems in Europe less and less relevant to the needs of small enterprises.'
Panellists are: FOR - Michael Willcox (Michael Willox School of Colour) and Vicki Salmon (CIPA). AGAINST - Sean Dennehey (IPO) and James Nurton (Managing IP)
Chaired by The Rt Hon Prof. Sir Robin Jacob
3 April 2012 - What Would Leadership in Copyright Policy Look Like?
The Hargreaves Review bemoaned the prevalence of lobbynomics and the tendency of policy-driven evidence-making, instead of evidence-driven policy-making. When politicians talk about being leaders, what does it mean to lead when policy is not based on evidence? Who is leading who?
At a lively UCL Institute for Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) Brands Seminar held on 3 April, William F Patry, Chief Copyright Counsel, Google Inc. discussed the issues and the current state of play on copyright with The Rt Hon Prof Sir Robin Jacob of UCL Laws, who chaired the event. A copyright lawyer for 30 years, Bill Patry previously served as copyright counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary and as a Policy Planning Advisor to the Register of Copyrights. He is also a prolific writer on copyright. He offered his frank and far-reaching expertise on US and international copyright issues to the UCL audience in attendance.
6 March 2012 - Patents Stop People Doing Things? So Why Are They a Good Thing?
UCL Lunch Hour Lecture
The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob
1 March 2012 - Is the United States Really Becoming a First to File Patent System?
IBIL IP in Practice Student Seminar
with guest speaker Professor Dan Burk (University of California at Irvine) Download the slides
15 February 2012 - Trade Marks and the Internet: US and European Views
Speakers: Professor Barton Beebe (NYU) - DOWNLOAD PAPER Alexander von Muhlendahl (Bardehle Pargenberg) - DOWNLOAD PAPER
Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Arnold
About this event
What amounts to a trade mark infringement on the Internet is a a matter of vital commercial importance. Both the question of whether there is an infringement and who should be liable are subjects of wide debate and argument. Can a trade mark owner sue an internet auctioneer? Could others (ISPs, credit card companies via whom infringers are paid sand so on). And how far can a court grant remedies having cross-border effect.
These questions are increasingly coming before the courts on both sides of the Atlantic. Is a common approach possible or necessary?
Attendees had clear understanding of the current state of the law and where it may be going in the figured.
1 February 2012 - Brüstle v Greenpeace: Has the European Court seriously damaged stem cell research?
Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) at UCL's Law Faculty with the UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Dr Justin Turner QC, 3 New Square Chambers
Professor Pete Coffey, UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Professor Jo Wolff, UCL Department of Philosophy
Chaired by The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob
Accredited with 1.5 CPD hour by the SRA and BSB
About this event
On Tuesday 18th October 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union published it's decision regarding the case of Brüstle v Greenpeace, declaring that a process which involves removal of a stem cell from a human embryo at the blastocyst stage, entailing the destruction of that embryo, cannot be patented. There is a widespread view that its effect has been to provide a significant bar to patentability in this area. In this event the true legal limits of the decision will be explored and its practical and ethical implications will be examined.
2 December 2011 - Brand, Competition Law and IP Law
organised by the UCL Centre for Law, Economics Society, UCL IBIL, and Loyola University Chicago
Christian Alhborn (Linklaters),
Tony Appleton (Proctor & Gamble),
Simon Baxter (Skadden Arps),
Deven Desai (Google, Inc),
Dr Peter Davis (Compass Lexecon),
Dr Amelia Fletcher (OFT),
Prof. Sir Robin Jacob (UCL Laws),
Dr Ioannis Lianos (UCL Laws),
John Noble (British Brands Group), Prof. Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola University Chicago)
About this conference
The aim of this conference was to reflect on the legal and economic understanding of brands by explaining what brands are and how they function, how trademark and competition law integrate brands in their framework and if this is satisfactory, and the role brands play in business competition. The conference also delved into specific issues raised by branding in the 21st century business competition, such as the challenges raised by online business and the increasing role of private labels in distribution.
This conference was accredited with 4.5 CPD hour by the SRA and BSB
23 November 2011 - Innovation Seminar
Conor v Angiotech
On Appeal from the House of Lords and the District Court of the Hague
Before the Supreme Patent Court (Justice Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada) Council for the Appellants:
The Rt Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob and members of the Audience Council for the Respondents:
The Rt Hon Professor Lord Hoffmann and members of the Audience
Accreditation: 1.5CPD hours (SRA / BSB / IPReg)
UCL IBIL & MARQUES- Questions for the Trade Mark Judges
• The Rt. Hon. Sir Robin Jacob (Chair)
• The Hon. Mr Justice Arnold, High Court judge
• Gordon Humphreys, member of 2nd, 3rd and 5th Boards of Appeal, OHIM
• Amanda Michaels, Appointed Person
• Allan James, Senior Hearing Officer and Head of Trade Mark Tribunal, UK IPO
22 June 2011 - The Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture Killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg: too many trademarks?
Speaker: The Hon Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, Irish Supreme Court
Chaired by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Mummery
19 May 2011 - CLP Lecture Exclusions from Patentability and Exceptions to Patentees’ Rights ... or ... Taking Exceptions Seriously
Speaker: Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge)
About the lecture:
Drawing on a research study prepared for WIPO’s Standing Committee on the Law of Patents, this talk will explore the relationship between exclusions from patentability (such as those in section 1(2) and 1(3) of the Patents Act 1977) and exceptions to patentees rights (such as those in section 60(5)). After a brief analysis of historical and international trends in both areas, the speaker will consider the degree to which these two legal devices (exclusions and exceptions), which are normally to be distinct and unrelated, in fact fulfil similar functions. To the extent that some exclusions and exceptions are found to be designed to fulfil similar functions, the speaker will ask what is at stake in the choice between the two legal mechanisms. While recognising there are arguments in favour of exclusions, Bently will suggest that there are good practical reasons for thinking that exceptions offer a more satisfactory way of giving effect to particular policy goals. The speaker therefore calls upon national governments, as well as regional and international norm-setters, to begin to take exceptions seriously.
Accredited with 1 CPD hour (SRA / BSB / IPReg)
6 April 2011 - DEBATE Do Patents Incentivise or Inhibit Innovation?
A scientific and legal panel discussion
The panel consisted of:
2002 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine,
Professor Sir John E. Sulston (2002 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine, Chair of Institute for Science, Ethics & Innovation, University of Manchester),
Professor Salvador Moncada (Director, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, UCL),
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob (Sir Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law, UCL)
Patrick Vallance (Senior Vice President, Medicines Discovery and Development, GlaxoSmithKline)
Accredited with 1.5 CPD hours (SRA / BSB / IPReg)
4 April 2011 A Dialogue with David Kappos, Director of the US Patent & Trademark Office
UCL's Institute of Brand and innovation Law hosted an event organised by the Directors Roundtable Institute with the Cooperation of AIPPI UK
David Kappos, the top official of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, discussed key policies of the US Government regarding intellectual property including current patent filing and approval rules, and trademark regulations. He was joined by:
- Avril Martindale, Parter at Freshfields
- Richard Vary, Director of European Litigation, Nokia
- Lord Justice Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property, University College London.
Accredited with1.5 hours by SRA / BSB / IPReg
The transcript of this event will be available soon
23 March 2011 Trade Marks: The Future of the Advertising Function
Jerome Gilson (Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione) - DOWNLOAD PAPER
Dr Ilanah Simon Fhima (UCL) - DOWNLOAD SLIDES
Prof. Dr Annette Kur (Max Planck Institute of IP) - DOWNLOAD SLIDES
Chaired by The Hon Mr Justice Arnold
Accredited with 2 CPD hour
4 week Masterclass starting from 1 March 2011 - 22 March 2011
In this high level short course, the first of its kind in the UK, speakers drawn from the judiciary, the bar and private practice will provide a comprehensive overview of the different types of remedies open to those seeking to enforce their IPRs, from pre-action remedies to final injunction and everything in between.
Over four weeks, expert speakers will take an in-depth look at the various types of monetary remedies and injunctions, their strengths and weaknesses, latest developments and predictions for the future.
The course was accredited with 8 CPD hours by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob
Michael Block QC (Wilberforce Chambers)
Mark Engelman (Hardwicke Chambers)
Mark Bezant (FTI Consulting)
Benet Brandreth (11 South Square)
Alan Bryson (Wilberforce Chambers)
The masterclassses will be chaired by:
The Hon Mr Justice Flolyd
Daniel Alexander QC (8 New Square / UCL IBIL)
John Hull (Memery Crystal / UCLIBIL)
Dr Matt Fisher (UCL IBIL)
23 & 30 November 2010 Masterclass: The Protection of Famous Marks
Taught by Dr Frederick Mostert, Chief Counsel, Richemont, and Visiting Professor, UCL Faculty of Laws
About the masterclass:
This Masterclass is designed to equip participants with a thorough understanding of the special legal protection granted to famous marks at the international level and in the US and European Union. It also introduces the challenges faced by famous marks on the internet, and the legal and practical means that famous mark holders have to control unauthorised used of their marks online.
17 November 2010 Patent Claim Interpretation
Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck, Judge at the German Federal Court of Justice Professor Dan Burk, Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine Dr Matt Fisher, UCL IBIL
Chaired by Professor Daniel Alexander QC, UCL and 8 New Square
About this event:
This seminar examined some of the many issues that surround the interpretation of a patent's claims in Germany, the UK and US.
Patents operate as a breakwater from competition, enabling control of the supply and use of a certain type of information; information that would otherwise be freely appropriable by all. They create scarcity where there would naturally be none, marking out a novel zone of virgin territory that may only be cultivated by the patentee or with their permission. Due to this effect their scope is of critical importance.
In the UK, as in Germany and the US, the patent's claims are the key to its scope. They are utilised by the granting Office when considering issues of patentability and by the courts in matters of validity and infringement. Their breadth is important to the patentee as this defines the extent of their proprietary interest, and to their competitors for the very same reason.
This seminar brought together leading speakers from Germany, the UK and US to consider issues including:
Article 69 EPC and its Protocol; their form and function
The German approach to claim interpretation;
The Doctrine of Equivalents;
The US approach to claim construction; and
The current UK approach to construction.
8 November 2010 How can Europe be a key player at a global level in the patent field? What is the role of the EPO?
Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office (EPO)
Followed by a
panel discussion with the speaker and John Alty, Chief Executive of the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and
Alasdair Poore, President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
The chair was taken by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob
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The Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture, 15 June 2010
The Sir Hugh Laddie lecture was delivered by Mr Raimund Lutz, President of the German Federal Patent Court, Munich
on "From National Patent Litigation to a European Patent Court - A Dream, A Wish or Soon Reality?"
Chaired by Professor Jan Brinkhof
IBIL Student Seminar Series 2009-10
These seminars were open to UCL, KCL and QMUL students, as well as IBIL sponsors.
3 November 2009 Rights and wrongs: The impact of the European Union on IP law Michael Silverleaf QC
Head of Chambers, 11 South Square
15 December 2009 Frederick Mostert
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel,
12 January 2010 Intellectual Property: What's Up Now? Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob
Court of Appeal
Chair: Ian Karet, Partner, Linklaters
2 February 2010 Stephen Jones
Partner, Baker & McKenzie
2 March 2010 Gordon Harris
Head of IP, Wragge and Co
16 March 2010 How to run a patent action: The do's and don'ts HH Judge Fysh QC SC
Patents County Court
24 February 2010 TRADE MARKS AND THE INTERNET
About this event
This seminar examined the problems raised when online technology meets trade mark law, from the point of view of both brand owners and online service providers. Our international panel of speakers considered recent domestic and ECJ cases such as L’Oreal v eBay and Google.
Topics for discussion included:
the use of trade marks on internet auction sites;
the sale of trade marks as advertising keywords;
secondary liability for trade mark infringement and its relationship to secondary liability for IPR infringement more generally; and
the wider question of whether the advent of new technology should bring with it a change to well-established intellectual property rules.
Prof. Graeme Dinwoodie, University of Oxford (Chair)
27th January 2010 BRAND PROTECTION AND COMPETITION
The aim of this event was to bring together competition and IP specialists and industry experts to stimulate discussion on:
the protection of brand value under the competition rules;
the interaction of the competition rules with intellectual property law; and
L’Oreal v Bellure and other recent developments in the law.
The Hon Mr Justice Arnold
Philip Collins (Chairman, OFT)
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob
Deborah Majoras (Procter & Gamble)
Michael Miller (Amazon)
Jackie Holland (Director, OFT)
The Hon Mr Justice Roth
Dr Christopher Stothers (UCL & Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP)
View the video of this event:
11 November 2009
THE FUTURE OF PATENT LITIGATION
Chair: Professor Lionel Bently, University of Cambridge
Litigation Costs The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jackson,
Court of Appeals
The Patents County Court The Hon. Mr Justice Arnold,
High Court of England and Wales
Civil Procedure as it Affects Patent Law Professor Adrian Zuckerman,
University of Oxford;
A recording of this will be available soon.
Tuesday 16 June 2009 THE SIR HUGH LADDIE LECTURE:
THE FUNCTION OF A TRADE MARK: HUGH LADDIE AND THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE
In this lecture, Lord Hoffmann, who recently retired as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (Law Lord), reflects on the contribution made to European trade mark law by the late Sir Hugh Laddie. In surveying Sir Hugh's leading cases, including Wagamama, Davidoff I, Arsenal and Boehringer Ingelheim, Lord Hoffmann focuses on Sir Hugh's belief that the key function of a trade mark is to act as a badge of origin. Lord Hoffmann concludes with the prediction that European trade mark lawyers may yet come to adopt Sir Hugh's approach. Until his untimely death in November 2008, Professor Sir Hugh Laddie was the Professor of Intellectual Property at UCL.
The Rt Hon the Lord Hoffmann
Chaired by The Rt Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
Presiding, Professor Malcolm Grant CBE
Introduction by Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC
Wednesday 11 February 2009 TRADE MARK INGRINGEMENT WITHOUT CONFUSION - DILUTION
This seminar explored the controversial issue of trade mark dilution from the perspective of the United States, the Benelux countries and the UK.
Protecting trade marks against dilution has always been controversial. Traditionally, trade mark protection has been tied to whether consumers are confused. This can be justified because it means that the infringement action serves to protect consumers. However, there is no need for confusion in the dilution action, meaning that the traditional rationale for trade mark protection does not work. This has led to fears that dilution creates ‘property’ in trade marks and only benefits the trade mark owner.
It has also been very difficult to prove dilution. Unlike confusion, dilution is based on subconscious processes, and so both courts and legislators have had difficulty in defining it, and devising a test for it, and some have been sceptical about whether it takes place at all. Although these issues are no longer new, this is nevertheless a timely seminar: the US has only recently completely replaced its dilution legislation and, at the end of last year, the European Court of Justice issued its first decision considering the meaning of the types of detriment and unfair advantage that European legislation requires (another is in the pipeline).
This seminar brings together leading speakers from the US, the UK and the Benelux (which has always claimed that European dilution law is based on the pre-harmonisation Benelux law) to consider issues including:
Should we protect trade marks against dilution?
If so, which marks should benefit from dilution?
How can dilution be proved?
Is the present scope of dilution too wide?
What are the differences between the protection available in the US and Europe? Can we learn from each others’ experiences?
The seminar is allied to two of IBIL’s key research themes: (i) IP and European integration and (ii) comparative trade mark law.
The American Perspective
Professor J. Thomas McCarthy, Founding Director, McCarthy Institute of Intellectual Property, University of San Francisco, USA DOWNLOAD SLIDES
The Benelux Perspective
Professor Charle Gielen, NautaDutilh, Amsterdam, The Netherlands DOWNLOAD SLIDES
The UK Perspective
Professor David Llewellyn, White & Case, and King's College London, UK DOWNLOAD SLIDES
Chair: The Rt. Hon. Sir Robin Jacob, Court of Appeal, UK
Accreditation: 2 CPD hour by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
Wednesday 21 January 2009 PATENT PRACTICES IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR - THE AFTERMATH OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S REPORT
On 28th November 2008, the European Commission announced its preliminary report focusing on patent practices in the pharmaceutical sector. The lauch of the controversial report was attended by, amongst others, the leading English Court of Appeal judge, Rt. Hon Lord Justice Jacob, whose speech can be viewed here.
Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Barling, President, Competition Appeal Tribunal.
The Innovation Process and Patenting
Paul Denerley, AstraZeneca DOWNLOAD SLIDES
Ann Nielson, Bristol-Myers Squibb DOWNLOAD SLIDES
The Generic Industry Perspective
Howard Rosenberg, Frommer, Lawrence and Haug LLP
Litigating and the Commission's Methodology
David Rosenberg, GSK DOWNLOAD SLIDES
Competition Law Issues
John Kallaugher, UCL and Latham & Watkins LLP DOWNLOAD SLIDES
This programme was developed in co-operation with the Rt. Hon. Sir Robin Jacob.
11 November 2008 PATENT ENFORCEMENT - PROBLEMS AND POSSIBILITIES
by Professor Sir Hugh Laddie QC,
Director, Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, UCL
Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Arnold
Injunctions and Remedies in the post-Troll IP World
The Honorable Judge Randall R Rader,
Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington DC, USA DOWNLOAD SLIDES
The 'Desire for harmonisation'-factor
Professor Jan Brinkhof,
Presiding judge of the Intellectual Property Chamber of the Court of Appeal of the Hague; Professor of IP, Utrecht University
Speed, cost and remedies - striking a balance
The Hon. Mr Justice Kitchin,
High Court of England and Wales;
Tuesday 3 June 2008 LAUNCH SEMINAR OF THE INSTITUTE OF BRAND AND INNOVATION LAW
Topics include The “O2 Holdings” case and comparative advertising; Community Patent, the EPLA or nothing? A view from the negotiating table; The judgment in Actavis and the decision in Mobil/friction reducing additive; and An examination of the direction of EU harmonisation in the copyright field.
Geoffrey Hobbs QC, Barrister, One Essex Court Chambers,
Robin Stout, Head of EU Policy, the UK Intellectual Property Office, The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Jacob, Dr Tilman Lüeder, Head of Copyright and Knowledge-based Economy Unit, DG Internal Market, European Commission
This seminar was accredited with 2.5 CPD by the Law Society, Bar Council and ITMA. This course constituted relevant CPD for CIPA Fellows