QMJIP

Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property

Month: June, 2015

July 2015 IP Events

by Pedro Malaquias

Here is the list of Intellectual Property events occurring in July 2015. If you have knowledge of or are organising any IP event not shown on the list, we would be grateful if you would let us know. Simply leave us a comment or tweet us @QMJIP @PedroMMalaquias #IPEvents and we can add it to the list.

A PDF version of this list is available here.

We also invite you to consult the IPKat’s list of forthcoming events, available here.

 

UNITED KINGDOM

  • 1 July – London – qLegal – The upcoming Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: opportunities, threats and what should my business be doing now to prepare? Link.
  • 1 July – London – Publishers Licensing Society – PLS Annual Open Meeting 2015 Link.
  • 1 July – London – Publishers Licensing Society – Licensing your Content Link.
  • 1 July – London – ALPSP – ALPSP Training Course: Licensing your ContentLink.
  • 1 July – London – ASLIB – Copyright EssentialsLink.
  • 2 July – London – ASLIB – Copyright MasterclassLink.
  • 2 July – Glasgow – MBL Seminars – A to Z of Intellectual Property Law In One DayLink.
  • 2-3 July – London – IQPC – IP Litigation and Enforcement 2015Link.
  • 3 July – London – Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with the Department of International Development, LSE – No Boring Day: IP Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Issues in BrazilLink.
  • 6 July – London – Hogarth Chambers – The IP ZeitgeistLink.
  • 6 July – London – IP Bar Association – 2015 Annual IP Bar Association Summer Lecture: Fair Use for the UK? Copyright Exceptions after the Hargreaves ReformLink.
  • 6 July – London – Taylor Wessing – Women in IP: Economic aspects of the Unified Patent CourtLink.
  • 8 July – London – Publishers Licensing Society – Introduction to Collective LicensingLink.
  • 9 July – London – BLACA – The impact in the UK of CJEU rulingsLink.
  • 9 July – London – ASLIB – Copyright EssentialsLink.
  • 9 July – London – ASLIB – How to design an effective Knowledge Transfer ProgrammeLink.
  • 16 July – London – Competition Law Association – Copyright Exceptions: private copying, including the recent judicial review of the new UK exception; parody and freedom of expression after Deckmyn; other UK and European developmentsLink.
  • 20 July to 7 August – London – University of Notre Dame – Summer IP Programme in LondonLink.
  • 21 July – London – ITMA – ITMA London Evening Meeting: Domain Name/ICANN IssuesLink.
  • 22 July – London – LES Britain & Ireland – IP Strategy: A key driver in successful companies both big and small’Link.
  • 28 July – London – Bristows – Competition law and patent law: creative tension or cutting edge? Link.
  • 29-30 July – London – IIPLA – Global IP Summit 2015Link.

 

CONTINENTAL EUROPE

  • 1 July – Brussels, Belgium – Young Professionals in Digital Policy – Lunch Discussion with MEP & Copyright Rapporteur Julia RedaLink.
  • 1 July – Barcelona, Spain – LES Spain and Portugal – On the Road LES: How to use the market value of the intangible assets of technology-based companiesLink.
  • 2-10 July – Paris, France – CEIPI – Summer School on European Intellectual Property LawLink.
  • 3 July – Munich, Germany – LES International – 3rd pan-European Young Members Event: Young Members Congress of LESILink.
  • 6-10 July – Lisbon, Portugal – APDI – Intellectual Property Law: The State of Affairs in 2015 – Link.
  • 8 July – Stuttgart, Germany – WIPO – Roving Seminar on WIPO Services and InitiativesLink.
  • 9 July – Milan, Italy – Union-IP – IP and FoodLink.
  • 9-10 July – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – FORUM · Institut für Management GmbH – LicensingLink.
  • 11 July – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam – 2015 IViR Symposium On Alternative Compensation Systems for Digital Copyright – Link.
  • 13-17 July – Santander, Spain – Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), in collaboration with the International University Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) – Summer Course: Counterfeit: Crimes Against Intellectual PropertyLink.
  • 16 July – Munich, Germany – Premier Cercle – 3rd Annual UP&UPC Conference: Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2015Link.

 

USA & CANADA

  • 8 July – Chicago, Illinois, USA – Copyright Society of the USA – Blurred Lines & Bright Lines: Copyright Lessons from the Blurred Lines TrialLink.
  • 8 July – Austin, Texas, USA – Copyright Society of the USA – “We’re Not Gonna Take It”: The New Grass Roots, #irespectmusic & Fair Play Fair PayLink.
  • 15 July – Berkeley, California, USA – California Lawyers for the Arts – Introduction to Copyright LawLink.
  • 16 July – New York, New Yorks, USA – No Longer Empty – Legal Basis for ArtistsLink.
  • 19-22 July – Montréal, Québec, Canada – Biotechnology Industry Organisation – 12th Annual World Congress on Industrial BiotechnologyLink.
  • 20-21 July – San Francisco, California, USA – AIPLA – 2015 Patent Cooperation Treaty SeminarLink.
  • 20-22 July – Los Angeles, California, USA – IQPC – 6th Annual Anti-Piracy & Content Protection SummitLink.
  • 20 July to 7 August – Montréal, Québec, Canada – IPIC – IPIC/McGill Summer IP Courses 2015Link.
  • 22 July – Berkeley, California, USA – California Lawyers for the Arts – Collaboration Agreements & Copyright BasicsLink.
  • 23-24 July – Alexandria, Virginia, USA – AIPLA – 2015 Patent Cooperation Treaty SeminarLink.
  • 27-31 July – Chicago, Illinois, USA – LES USA and Canada – LES University 2015Link.
  • 30 July – San Francisco, California, USA – San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association – Blurred Lines of IP Protection (Presented by Frank Goldberg and Jed Wakefield)Link.

 

REST OF THE WORLD

  • 2 July – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – Criminal Enforcement of IP RightsLink.
  • 3 and 10 July – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – Patent Agent Training Series: Handle Patent Infringement and InvalidityLink.
  • 7 July – Canberra, Australia – ACLA – ICT Procurement: Legal Risks and IssuesLink.
  • 9, 16 and 23 July – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – Patent Agent Training Series: Handle Written Opinion/Office ActionsLink.
  • 14 July – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – IPM Course & Toolkit for Procurement OfficersLink.
  • 14, 20 and 27 July – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – Patent Agent Training Series: Draft Patent ClaimsLink.
  • 16 July – Auckland, Australia – LES ANZ – Intellectual Asset Management Course 102-103: AdvancedLink.
  • 23 July – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – IPM Course & Toolkit for Procurement OfficersLink.
  • 23-24 July – Bogotá, Colombia – AP Legis and ACPI – Intellectual Property in the Market: Economical Dimension and Monetisation of Intangibles Link.
  • 27-29 July – Melbourne, Australia – Australian Copyright Council – National Seminar Series 2015Link.

 

@PedroMMalaquias (LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London; Portuguese Qualified lawyer; Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Associate Editor; Queen Mary University of London, Research Assistant)

21st EGA Annual Conference. Generics and Biosimilar Medicines: 2020 Vision (event review)

by María Victoria Rivas Llanos

The European Generic Medicines Association (EGA) celebrated its 21st annual conference last 10-11 June 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The main theme of this year’s conference was “Generics and Biosimilar Medicines: 2020 Vision”.

The event offered a broad variety of “hot topics” in the industry of generic and biosimilar medicines, presented by renowned experts in the field. The issues discussed were as follows:

Wednesday 10 June

Generic and Biosimilar Medicines for All Patients

Nick Haggar (EGA President & Sandoz Head WEMEA) opened the event with an introduction to EGA’s five pillars (patients, quality, value, sustainability and partnership) and introduced a panel discussion chaired by Frank Bongers (Bogin). The panel was formed by Mr. Haggar, Alan Sheppard (IMS Health), Martin Albrecht (IGES Institut GmbH), Nicola Bedlington (European Patients’ Forum) and Martin Seychell (DG SANTE European Commission).

The group of experts debated over the importance of generic competition for the maintenance of financial sustainability of health systems, considering the added value of generic medicines not only in terms of costs saving but also in relation to patients-related value and patients’ access to generic medicines. The panel presented some challenges faced by the generic industry in meeting this target, such as an ageing population in need for more healthcare services while the flat economic growth is forcing continued austerity measures, pharmaceutical spending’s tendency to follow the GDP growth rather than population needs and off-patent’s low penetration opportunities in major markets.

Moving Towards an Efficient Regulatory System

The next session was divided into two topics, between which participants were offered the possibility to choose. These topics were: “Stakeholder contribution to a healthy ageing society” and “Moving towards an efficient regulatory system”. The latter was chaired by Warwick Smith (BGMA) and presented by Peter Bachmann (CMDh), Hugo Hurts (CBG MEB), Peter Richardson (EMA) and Beata Stepniewska (EGA). The group discussed the key elements in the regulatory system that will bring added value as a key for efficiency, i.e. the impact on access to medicines, maintenance and life cycle management, and globalisation. This could be achieved, as the group proposed, through closer collaboration between the generic industry and national competent authorities, a single development programme for biosimilar and generic medicines, information sharing and regulatory convergence in an international context.

Corporate Responsibilities and the Opportunity to Save Lives

Anthony Dunnett (President of International Health Partners) made a presentation on the European Medicines Donations initiative (EURMED). EURMED was founded in 2014 by three European medical NGOs (Action Medeor, IHP and Banco Farmaceutico) as a new initiative that enables the donation of medicines from European healthcare industry to NGOs for disaster relief and humanitarian aid. Through its online donation tool, EURMED provides a system for needs-based allocation of donated products and ensures secure and effective delivery of medicines by tracking products to their final destination.

Health Equality and Sustainable Access to Medicines

Once again the session was bifurcated into two eligible areas: “Health equity and sustainable access to medicines” and “Taking advantage of trade opportunities”.

The former was chaired by György Thaler (Richter Group) and presented by Nicola Magrini (WHO), Zoltán Kaló (University Budapest), Peggy Maguire (European Public Health Alliance) and Elke Grooten (at Sandoz).

Mr. Magrini focused on the World Health Organisation’s Essential Medicines List and its implications for generics and biosimilars. Peggy Maguire talked about the European Commission’s project “Horizon 2020” and its impact on the pharmaceutical industry in terms of open access, patent pooling and responsible licensing. Professor Kaló concentrated on the investment aspects of off-patent medicines. Finally Mr. Grooten presented generic and biosimilar medicines as key contributors to health equality and sustainable access to medicines.

Value Added Medicines: Key Driver towards Healthcare Efficiency

David Morgan (OECD), Ewald Kreid (Boston Consulting Group), Elena Klimova (IMS Health) and Sampreet Ramachandra (Fresenius Kabi) advised on how to tackle the problem in the current healthcare system of high healthcare spending with low value outcomes through technical, allocative and dynamic efficiency strategies; the potential of the third sector of pharmaceuticals (between new chemical entities and generics) particularly in relation to primary care, specialty therapy classes and chronic therapeutics areas; and the importance of continuous innovation in off-patent medicines not to reduce them to commodities.

Ethic Workshop: EGA Code of Conduct

The last theme of the day was presented by EGA’s Director General, Adrian van den Hoven, and debated by a panel of five experts, i.e. Frank Bongers (BOGIN), Nicola Bedlington (European Patients’ Forum), Christophe Lesguer (Mylan), John Chave (PGEU) and Birgit Beger (Standing Committee of European Doctors). They talked about EGA’s Board Mandate of March 2014 on transparency and share of expertise with the Healthcare Community, as well as the proposal for generic and biosimilar disclosure schemes to be approved by the EGA’s Board in December 2015. In addition, Ms. Beger presented the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) Guidelines on the transparency of relationships between physicians and the healthcare industry.

Thursday 11 June

Joining Forces in the Fight against Counterfeit Medicines

The second day was opened by two simultaneous sessions with different focuses: “Joining forces in the fight against counterfeit medicines” and “How are generic and biosimilar medicines perceived”. The former was expounded by John Chave (PGEU), Martin Fitzgerald (GIRP), Maarten Van Baelen (EGA), Richard Freudenberg (EAEPC) and Richard Bergström (EFPIA). The group of expert deliberated on the Falsified Medicines Directive’s pan-European measures on safety and controlled trade of medicines, as well as the essential role played by the European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) in the protection of patients from counterfeit medicines. They further explained the requirements for achieving a completed European medicines verification system by 2018 both at the EU and national level.

Biosimilar Medicines Market Trends

Subsequently, attendants could choose again between two options: “Biosimilar medicines market trends” and “Entrepreneurial visions of the future of our industry”.

Simon Goeller (McKinsey & Company), David A. Dunn (Thomson Reuters) and Isabell Remus (Sandoz) advised on current market trends in the area of biosimilar medicines and some strategies on how to maximise the chances of market success by creating demand through a holistic view that takes multiple stakeholders into consideration.

The Trends Reshaping Business

Laurent Haug (New Technologies Investor at Anthemis and MKS AI) noted the huge impact of the Internet in certain areas of the “Industry 4.0” and the high potential of data for businesses, particularly when the data is connected to objects, e.g. smart machines and 3D printing. For this reason, Haug argued that transparency and information sharing are essential for the development of technology. The Internet and data inevitably form part of today’s technological advancement, around which companies should adapt their strategies in order to guarantee market success. As Mr. Haug concluded his enlightening speech: “change is an opportunity if you anticipate it, it is a threat if you don’t”.

Generic and Biosimilars: 2020 Vision

The conference ended with an overview on how to maintain EGA’s five pillars in the ever-changing environment of the pharmaceutical industry. This topic was discussed in a panel formed by Nick Haggar, Jacek Glinka (Mylan), Marc Alexander Mahl (Fresenius Kabi), Christoph Stoller (Teva) and Frank Große-Natrop (Phoenix).

June 2015 IP Events

by Pedro Malaquias

Here is the list of Intellectual Property events occurring in June 2015. If you have knowledge of or are organising any IP event not shown on the list, we would be grateful if you would let us know. Simply leave us a comment or tweet us @QMJIP #IPEvents and we can add it to the list.

A PDF version of this list is available here.

We also invite you to consult the IPKat’s list of forthcoming events, available here.

 

UNITED KINGDOM AND REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

  • 1 June – London – IPIC, CIPA and ITMA – Canadian IP Law and PracticeLink.
  • 1 June – London – CIPA – EPO oral proceedings – CIPA training courseLink.
  • 2 June – Oxford – Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre – Intellectual Property Discussion Group: The Rules Governing Trademark in Islamic Law Link.
  • 2 June – Leeds – MBL Seminars – The Law of Passing Off Link.
  • 2 June – Birmingham – MBL Seminars – Intellectual Property for Commercial Lawyers Link.
  • 2 June – London – IPR Connections – Food & Beverage, Law & IP 2015Link.
  • 2 June – London – SCL – Grappling with Copyright in a Virtual Europe: Today’s issues and themes in contextLink.
  • 4 June – London – Queen Mary University of London – Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference 2015: Commerce, the law and individual freedom: Small cog, big machineLink.
  • 4 June – Bournemouth – CIPPM – Workshop: Music Publishing, copyright and business modelsLink.
  • 4 June – Southampton – Bond Dickinson – Informed Counsel Seminar: What’s New in IPLink.
  • 4 June – Leeds – ITMA – Colour Issues and an update on recent UK Trade Mark case lawLink.
  • 4 June – London – Bird & Bird – The gTLD System: The Journey so farLink.
  • 5 June – Dublin, Republic of Ireland – MARQUES – Meet the Irish Judges on Trade Mark LitigationLink.
  • 9 June – Leeds – Bond Dickinson – Informed Counsel Seminar: What’s New in IPLink.
  • 9 June – London – CIPA – Intellectual Property Enterprise Court – Use your rights!Link.
  • 9 June – London – LES B&I – Commercializing Technology Through the Power of LicensingLink.
  • 9 June – London – Managing IP – MIP IP in Asia Forum 2015: Growth and Opportunities for European CompaniesLink.
  • 9-10 June – Dublin, Republic of Ireland – IQPC – Global Patent Strategy ExchangeLink.
  • 10 June – London – CIPA & IPkat – Three aspects of information: Current issues in trade secrets, client confidentiality and privilegeLink.
  • 10 June – London – LES B&I – LES Annual Conference: Driving IP Rich Companies from Survival to SuccessLink.
  • 10 June – Newcastle – Bond Dickinson – Informed Counsel Seminar: What’s New in IPLink.
  • 10 June – London – Practical Law – Trade Mark Conference 2015Link.
  • 10 June – London – ASLIB – Orphan Works, Due Diligence and Risk ManagementLink.
  • 10 June – London – MBL Seminars – Copyright Law & Practice – An Update Link.
  • 10 June – London – Taylor Wessing – Life Sciences Forum Link.
  • 11 June – London – Practical Law – Patent Law Conference 2015Link.
  • 12 June – London – ASLIB – Copyright: Latest Legislative DevelopmentsLink.
  • 15 June – London – Bond Dickinson – Informed Counsel Seminar: What’s New in IPLink.
  • 16 June – Oxford – Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre – Intellectual Property Discussion Group: Student Day Link.
  • 16 June – London – Management Forum – SPCs for Beginners Link.
  • 16 June – Bristol – Osborne Clarke – Patent strategies: technology as a strategic corporate assetLink.
  • 17 June – Leeds – ITMA & CIPA – Colour IssuesLink.
  • 22 June – London – C5 – 14th Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extensions ForumLink.
  • 22 June – Leeds – ITMA & CIPA – Overlapping trade mark and passing-off actions in the UK and OHIMLink.
  • 22 June – London – Assimilate IP – Freedom to Operate for the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries Link.
  • 22-23 June – Exeter – New IP Lawyers – Why IP Matters: Who owns the Arts and Sciences?Link.
  • 23 June – London – ITMA – ITMA London Evening Meeting (June): IP ValuationLink.
  • 23 June – Glasgow – LES – LES Scotland MeetingLink.
  • 23 June – London – ALPSP – Training Course: Understanding CopyrightLink.
  • 23 June – Reading – Osborne Clarke – Patent strategies: technology as a strategic corporate assetLink.
  • 23 June – London – MBL Seminars – The Law of Passing Off Link.
  • 23 June – Manchester – MBL Seminars – Intellectual Property for Commercial Lawyers Link.
  • 24 June – London – Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, UCL – Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture: ‘IP and Advocacy’ by Judge Alex KozinskiLink.
  • 24 June – London – Management Forum – Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications Link.
  • 24 June – London – MBL Seminars – The Law of Designs: A Detailed Introduction Link.
  • 24-25 June – London – Research and Markets – Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent ApplicationsLink.
  • 25 June – London – MBL Seminars – Intellectual Property in R&D Collaborations Link.
  • 25 June – London – MBL Seminars – A Practical Guide to Trade Secrets: Key Risks, Exploitation & More! Link.
  • 25 June – London – Practical Law – Life Sciences ForumLink.
  • 25 June – London – Music Tank – Private Copy Exemption: Rightsholders And RemunerationLink.
  • 25 June – London – ASLIB – Copyright Policies, Dealing with Infringements, and Risk ManagementLink.
  • 25 June – London – Management Forum – Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications – Avoiding Common Pitfalls Link.
  • 25 June – Buckinghamshire – CIPA – Intellectual Property Enterprise Court – Use your rights!Link.
  • 26 June – London – Dentons – International Retail Franchising Masterclass: IP StrategyLink.
  • 25-26 June – London – Management Forum – US Patent Practice – What European Patent Attorneys Need to Know Link.
  • 26 June – London – MBL Seminars – All You Need to Know About the UK Patent Box Link.
  • 30 June – London – Osborne Clarke – Patent strategies: technology as a strategic corporate assetLink.

 

CONTINENTAL EUROPE

  • 2 June – Madrid, Spain – OEPM & ANDEMA – Cooperation, the key element in the fight against counterfeits Link.
  • 2 June – Oviedo, Spain – OEPM & IDEPA – Differentiation Through Trade Marks and DesignsLink.
  • 2 June – Merida, Spain – OEPM & Consejería de Economía, Competitividad e Innovación de Extremadura – Protection of Handicrafts Through Trade Marks and DesignsLink.
  • 2 June – Lyon, France – Bird & Bird – Business secrecy within companies: from the current regime to the future European DirectiveLink.
  • 3 June – Madrid, Spain – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid & Queen Mary University of London – Third International IP Congress: European Challenges in Intellectual Property LawLink.
  • 3-6 June – Warsaw, Poland – MOCA – CEPIC Congress – Link.
  • 4 June – Brussels, Belgium – Global Competition Review – GCR Live 3rd Annual IP & AntitrustLink.
  • 4 June – Sophia Antipolis, France – ETSI & WIPO – Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolutions for FRAND DisputesLink.
  • 5 June – Madrid, Spain – UNION & AEDC – How to Protect your Company Know-How: the New Regulatory Framework for the Protection of Trade Secrets Link.
  • 7-12 June – Helsinki, Finland – IPR University Centre – IPR Summer School 2015 Link.
  • 8 June – Brussels, Belgium – Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk– 2nd Academic EU-CELAC Summit: Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights: Looking towards a stronger EU-CELAC partnershipLink.
  • 8 June – Munich, Germany – MIPLC – Governing Knowledge Commons – Link.
  • 9 June – Amsterdam, Netherlands – FORUM · Institut für Management GmbH – US Patent Applications for European PractitionersLink.
  • 9 June – Munich, Germany – Bayern Innovativ – Chancen und Risiken des Einheitspatents für den MittelstandLink.
  • 9-11 June – Hamburg, Germany – FORUM · Institut für Management GmbH – IP StrategyLink.
  • 10 June – Rome, Italy – LES Italy – Patenting procedures in the food industryLink.
  • 10 June – Madrid, Spain – PONS Patentes y Marcas – Towards a New European Trade Marks Law: Substantive and Procedural AspectsLink.
  • 10-12 June – Madrid, Spain – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, IALE & ZBM Patents & Trademarks – Competitive Intelligence and Effective Exploitation of PatentsLink.
  • 10-12 June – Ilmenau, Germany – PATON – PATINFO2015: IP: cooperation, competition, confrontationLink.
  • 10-13 June – Hamburg, Germany – ECTA – 34th Annual Conference Link.
  • 11 June – Frankfurt, Germany – FORUM · Institut für Management GmbH – Patents for SoftwareLink.
  • 11 June – Maastricht, Netherlands – Faculty of Law, Maastricht University – The Innovation, 3D Printing and IPLink.
  • 11 June – Madrid, Spain – OPEM, OEVV & OCVV – Conference on the Protection of Plant Varieties and Other Industrial Property Rights in the Development of AgricultureLink.
  • 11 June – Munich, Germany – Managing IP – MIP IP in Asia Forum 2015: Growth and Opportunities for European CompaniesLink.
  • 11 June – Lisbon, Portugal – APEL – Grandes Desafios da Indústria Editorial – Três Perspetivas Internacionais» com a presença do Presidente da IPA – International Publishers Association, Dr. Richard CharkinLink.
  • 12 June – Frankfurt, Germany – FORUM · Institut für Management GmbH – Patents for Software: Claim DraftingLink.
  • 15 June – Paris, France – IRPI – Droit des créations techniquesLink.
  • 15 June – Alicante, Spain – OHIM – Intellectual Property Mediation Open DayLink.
  • 15-18 June – Madrid, Spain – ICAM – Introduction to Modern Trade Mark Law – Link.
  • 15-26 June – Strasburg, France – CEIPI, WIPO & INPI – Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer And Licensing Link.
  • 16 June – Geneva, Switzerland – WIPO – Copyright and the Value of the Public Domain: An Empirical AssessmentLink.
  • 17 June – Rotterdam, Netherlands – LES – Worldwide Trends in IP and Technology TransferLink.
  • 17-18 June – Geneva, Switzerland – Université de Genève Faculté de Droit – Jurisdiction & Dispute Resolution in the Internet Era: Governance and Good PracticesLink.
  • 18 June – Munich, Germany – FORUM · Institut für Management GmbH – Joint Exploitation of IPLink.
  • 18-19 June – Geneva, Switzerland – WIPO – Madrid System SeminarLink.
  • 18-20 June – Bonn, Germany – ALAI Deutschland – ALAI 2015 International Congress Link.
  • 19 June – Munich, Germany – Technische Universität München, Chair for Intellectual Property Law, Bavarian State Ministry of Justice Regional Court Munich I & DPMA – Munich International Patent Law Conference 2015: The Cost of Litigating PatentsLink.
  • 22 June – Milan, Italy – AIPPI Italy – IP & Food: A journey through name, appearance and innovation of Italian Food: Food Design: Value and ProtectionLink.
  • 23 June – Paris, France – Queen Mary University of London – Parody in European Copyright Law: The Deckmyn Case and the Member States – Link.
  • 25 June – Paris, France – ASPI – 3D Printing: Industrial Revolution and Intellectual PropertyLink.
  • 25-26 June – Zurich, Switzerland – MARQUES – Luxury Brands Symposium: The Protection of Luxury Brands in a Fast Moving WorldLink.
  • 25-26 June – Baden-Baden, Germany – VPP – Die vier Perspektiven des Patentverletzungsstreits – Voraussetzungen für den Erfolg: Die Sicht des Verletzungsrichters, des Nichtigkeitsrichters, der Prozessanwälte und der ParteienLink.
  • 29 June – 3 July – Trier, Germany – ERA – Summer Course on European Intellectual Property LawLink.

 

NORTH AMERICA

  • 2 June – Houston, Texas, USA – Houston Intellectual Property Law Association – Conversation with the EPO and USPTOLink.
  • 2 June – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – INTA & USPTO – INTA-USPTO RoundtableLink.
  • 4 June – New York, New York, USA – Managing Intellectual Property – International Women’s Leadership ForumLink.
  • 4 June – Albany, New York, USA – Historical Society of the New York Courts – Dancing with the Law: Counsel, Choreography and CopyrightLink.
  • 4 June – Baltimore, Maryland, USA – LES (USA & CANADA) – Getting to Yes: “High-Low” Patent License and Settlement AgreementsLink.
  • 4-5 June – Berkeley, California, USA – Berkeley Centre for Law and Technology – The 8th Annual Privacy Law Scholars ConferenceLink.
  • 4-5 June – Alexandria, Virginia, USA – AIPLA – 7th Annual Trademark Boot CampLink.
  • 5-7 June – Healdsburg, California, USA – San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association – SFIPLA Annual Seminar 2015Link.
  • 6-9 June – Newport, Rhode Island, USA – The Copyright Society of the USA – CSUSA Annual Meeting 2015Link.
  • 9 June – Seattle, Washington, USA – LES (USA & CANADA) – What Has Happened to the Value of Patents?Link.
  • 9-11 June – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – UBM – Licencing Expo 2015Link.
  • 11 June – New York, New York, USA – LES (USA & CANADA) – Due Diligence: Avoiding the Potholes on the Road to a Successful LicenseLink.
  • 11 June – New Haven, Connecticut, USA – Yale University Library – Copyright and Unpublished Works: Overview and UpdateLink.
  • 12 June – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – SLA – Best Practices for Copyright ComplianceLink.
  • 12-13 June – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – IBA – 3rd Annual IBA World Life Sciences ConferenceLink.
  • 13 June – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – SLA – Copyright Literacy in Your OrganizationLink.
  • 14-16 June – San Francisco, California, USA – IAM – Intellectual Property Business Congress 2015Link.
  • 15-18 June – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – Biotechnology Industry Organization – BIO International ConventionLink.
  • 16 June – Dallas, Texas, USA – AIPLA – AIPLA 2015 Electronic & Computer Patent Law SummitLink.
  • 17 June – Burlingame, California, USA – LES (USA & CANADA) – IP Implications of Self-Propelled Mobile Devices: Patent Strategy in the New World of Connected CarsLink.
  • 18 June – Alexandria, Virginia, USA – AIPLA & USPTO – PTAB Bench and Bar ConferenceLink.
  • 18 June – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – LES (USA & CANADA) – Infringement and Induced InfringementLink.
  • 18 June – New York, New York, USA – Metropolitan New York Library – Getting it Right on Rights and Orphan WorksLink.
  • 18 June – Silicon Valley, California, USA – CenterForce – The IP Strategy Summit: Silicon ValleyLink.
  • 21-24 June – Truckee, California, USA – Association of Corporate Patent Counsel – 2015 ACPC Summer MeetingLink.
  • 23 June – New York, New York, USA – CenterForce – The IP Strategy Summit: New York CityLink.
  • 25 June – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – LES (USA & CANADA) – How Recent Case Law and Post-Grant Challenges Affect Patent ValuationLink.
  • 25 June – Vancouver, New Jersey, USA – LES (USA & CANADA) – Assessing Business Models: From A to ZLink.
  • 27 June – Stanford, California, USA – Stanford Law School – 4th Waseda Global Patent Strategy ConferenceLink.

 

REST OF THE WORLD

  • 2 June – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – IPM Course & Toolkit for Procurement Officers Link.
  • 3-4 June – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy & LES Singapore – LES Singapore Basic Licencing Course Link.
  • 9 June – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – Watch it or Lose it: Safeguarding Your Corporate IP Assets and Brand Link.
  • 10 June – São Paulo, Brazil – ASPI – Novo Marco Legal do Acesso aos Recursos Genéticos Nacionais – Link.
  • 13 June – Tokyo, Japan – Alexander Zahlten (Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University), Roland Domenig (Meiji Gakuin University) – Redefining Access: Issues of Access, Archives and Copyright in JapanLink.
  • 16 June – North Ride, Australia – ACLA – Maximising IP Value – Link.
  • 21-25 June – Buenos Aires, Argentina – ICANN – ICANN 53Link.
  • 23-26 June – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – Apply Basic Knowledge of Intellectual Property Law to Support an Organisation Link.
  • 30 June – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – IPM Course & Toolkit for Procurement Officers Link.

 

@PedroMMalaquias (LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London; Portuguese Qualified lawyer; Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Associate Editor; Queen Mary University of London, Research Assistant)