The team is joined by GuestKats Mirko Brüß, Rosie Burbidge, Nedim Malovic, Frantzeska Papadopolou, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy
InternKats: Rose Hughes, Ieva Giedrimaite, and Cecilia Sbrolli
SpecialKats: Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo (TechieKat), Hayleigh Bosher (Book Review Editor), and Tian Lu (Asia Correspondent).

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Thursday Thingies

Kat Patrol
The IPKat is on the lookout for more furry news for your calendar. Calls for papers, event and vacancy announcements are up for grabs, Kat friends!

Calls for Papers

The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society is organizing a PhD Colloquium, “Regulating new technologies in uncertain times”, which will take place at Tilburg University on 14 June 2018. The organisers invite PhD researchers to submit an abstract of maximum 300 words by 28 February 2018. Submission logistics are available here.

The European Policy for Intellectual Property Association has announced its 13th Annual Conference in Berlin on 5-7 September 2018, with a special focus on IP in a data-driven economy: New challenges for law, economics and social sciences. Scholars from all disciplines and practitioners interested in the economic, managerial, legal and political aspects of intellectual property rights are all invited to submit their papers until  31 March 2018.


The 37th ECTA Annual Conference, entitled “Gods in Transit: IP at the Crossroads of Great Civilizations” will take place in Athens on 13-15 June 2018. Kat Eleonora Rosati will be among the presenters on an EU Copyright Reform panel. Agenda and registration information may be found here.

UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law is offering a two-day CPD course for lawyers and company executives working with IP, media, public figures, privacy, confidential information and managing third parties’ personal data. The course is entitled, “Privacy online and offline: Data, the personal and the public interest”, and will be held on 26-27 February 2018. Speaker line-up and topics are here.

Enredados, a newly launched online network for IP policymakers, academics and practitioners, invites to a talk and preview of a film by Valdimar Tr. Hafstein (Professor in the Department of Folklore, Ethnology, and Museum Studies, University of Iceland).  Entitled “Copyrighting Tradition, and the Flight of the Condor: Lecture and Film on Intangible Heritage and Intellectual Property”, the event will take place on 28 March 2018 at Coventry University London Campus. Free registration is available here.

CeBIL has announced a Kick-Off Conference, “Innovation Gaps on Life Science Frontiers? From Antimicrobial Resistance & the Bad Bugs to New Uses, AI & the Black Box”. Leading international experts will discuss legal, economic, societal and scientific aspects of selected Life Science areas. The conference will be held at the University of Copenhagen on 5 March 2018. For programme, speakers, abstracts and registration,  see here.

Vacancy Announcement

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Innovations and Consumer Society for a three-year fixed term period. Applications close on Sunday 25 February 2018. Click here for candidate requirements, application procedures and role description.

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