The Growing Imperative to Internationalise the Law
27 June 2012, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL)
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.