The casual observer might think the same about events on US patent law reform. Last year, while US lobbyists and legislators were (as it seems from a European perspective) at war with each other —and indeed with themselves —over the form that US patent reform was to take, things were very quiet in the Old Continent. There was scarcely a ripple to disturb the becalmed sea of US patent programmes. Now the opposite has happened. The US lobbyists have spent their cartridges; the lawmakers have retired, exhausted, from the fierce arena of legislative reform and have retreated to the relative tranquillity of Presidential election campaigning. But over in Europe the opposite has happened: the dam of uncertainty has burst and, now that the America Invents Act is upon us, the surge of seminars, webinars, podcasts, learned articles, not-so-learned articles and conferences has rushed upon us. One such event is the conference ‘U.S. Patent Reform: Consequences for European Practitioners’, hosted next month in Munich, the heartland of European patenting.
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The European contingent is pretty impressive too. Syngenta IP head Michael Kock is not a man whose opinions are lightly brushed aside—and for those who like economic gurus who interface with the real world of patents and innovation, Dietmar Harhoff, who chairs the European Patent Office’s Economic and Scientific Advisory Board, is also contributing. And there are others.
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Now, says the IPKat, about that generous discount of 10% which his readers can enjoy when they register for this conference, what you do is this: you click here to register as a FORUM customer. Once you’ve done that, just follow the simple on-screen instructions for IPKat readers and the conference registration details will miraculously appear.