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VIRTUAL EVENT: Covid-19: IP Law, Policy and Practice

28 May 2020–04 June 2020, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

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Two online webinars (28 May / 4 June) organised by UCL IBIL in association with 8 New Square Chambers

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UCL Laws Events

UCL's IBIL and 8 New Square held two online sessions exploring IP law, policy and practice issues around Covid-19.

Dates:
Session 1 on 28th May 2020
Session 2 on 4th June 2020

Queries:
Please email Lisa Penfold, Events & CPD Manager at UCL Faculty of Laws
 

SESSION 1:   IP RIGHTS FOR TREATING, DIAGNOSING, AND PREVENTING COVID19

This session includes patents, designs, know-how etc for medicines, vaccines, diagnostics or medical appliances.

Topics include

  • How IP has played a key role in fostering the science across the biotech eco-system to prevent, treat or cure Covid-19
  • Undermining future innovation by waiving IP
  • Dedication to the public domain
  • Free licensing limited to Covid-19 purposes
  • Government powers to use or authorise others to use
  • Compensation for use (both entitlement and rate)
  • Policy for Covid-19 related inventions and designs being made now
  • Covid-19 uses for known medicines
  • Grant of injunctions.

Chair: Prof. Sir Robin Jacob (UCL IBIL)

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SESSION 2:  COVID 19: COPYRIGHT, COMPETITION LAW AND PRIVACY

This session will explore IP protected subject-matter for lockdown purposes, including whether competition and state aid laws can be suspended or ignored.

It will look at access to copyright protected material for education, research in libraries, tracking apps, including whether Covid-19 will accelerate the move to open access in the University environment for science, but also more generally. The session will also explore confidentiality and privacy in a time of testing and tracking.

Chair: Daniel Alexander QC (8 New Square / Visiting Professor, UCL)

  • Dr Emily Hudson (author of Drafting Copyright Exceptions (CUP 2020), King’s College London) AND Dr Paul Ayris (Chair of Copyright for Knowledge and Pro- Vice Provost, UCL Library Services)
  • Dr Michael Veale (Digital Charter Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, and a co-author of the draft Coronavirus (Safeguards) Bill, and Lecturer in Digital Rights and Regulation, UCL Laws)
  • Dr Chris Stothers (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer / Visiting Professor, UCL)

 

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IBIL and 8 New Square