From March to September 2016 the team is joined by Guest Kats Emma Perot and Mike Mireles.

From April to September 2016 the team is also joined by InternKats Eleanor Wilson and Nick Smallwood.

Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming Events for your delectation

2016

3 May 2016: Roving Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives, presented by WIPO, Copenhagen, Denmark

5 May 2016: CREATe Fashion Work, starring Katonomist Nicola Searle, CREATe, Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow.

5-6 May 2016:  IP Case Law Conference at OHIMThis event is dedicated to substantive and procedural issues surrounding trade mark and design dispute resolution. The conference brings together users of the international IP systems, IP professionals, judges, national and European level institutions and administrations. 

9 May 2016: Building, Managing and Monetizing Your IP Portfolio, half day course. Venue: London School of Economics.

20 May 2016: "Intellectual Property and the Politics of Knowledge", Workshop at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

25 May 2016: "Masterclass: EPO Oral Proceedings", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

31 May 2016: "Quo vadis, SPC? Referrals 2011-2016 in context and practical consequences", advanced course organised by FORUM Institut in Basel. 

24 May 2016: "Patents for Software. Essentials", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

25 May 2016: "Patents for Software. Claim Drafting", advanced course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam.  

2-3 June 2016: Annual Conference on European Media Law 2016, Brussels. The conference aims to keep media law practitioners up-to-date by providing an overview of the latest policy developments, legislative initiatives and case law in this field.

2-3 June 2016: "The Art of EP Claim Drafting. Better Chemical and Life Sciences Claims", advanced course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 
  
9 June 2016: "Post-Grant Procedures at the USPTO", course organised by FORUM Institut in Munich. 

9 June 2016: "Copyright & Cultural Memory Conference", Glasgow.

16 June 2016: "Patent Intelligence", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

16 June 2016: "The adoption of the EU Directive on trade secrets", ERA conference in Brussels. 25% discount for IPKat readers with code 25IPKATD119
16-17 June 2016: "Licensing", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 
22 June 2016: "2016 Sir Hugh Laddie lecture: Patents and Populism." Venue: UCL Cruciform building, London.

25 June 2016: The IP Ball presents "Terra do Brasil", Millennium Gloucester Hotel London. Proceeds in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

27 June 2016: Freedom to Operate for the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries, one day course. Venue: London School of Economics.

27 June – 1 July 2016: Summer Course on European Intellectual Property Law, Trier, Germany. This course from ERA (the Academy of European Law) will provide a thorough introduction to European intellectual property law. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. 

28-29 June 2016: IP Minds Summit 2016The definitive legal forum for intellectual property professionals.  15% discount for IPKat readers. London, venue TBC.

4-5 July 2015: European International IP Teachers' Network, annual workshop.

4-8 July 2016: Summer Course on International Copyright law run by University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information law.  More details here.

6 July 2016: "Cross-Border Patent Litigation EU & US", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

3-5 September 2016: European Policy for Intellectual Property - 11th Annual Conference, taking place at Oxford this year. 

23 September 2016: The present and future of data mining and data sharing, University of Southampton.

28 September 2016: "Patent Valuation", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

30 September 2016: "Best Practices for Parallel EP & US Patent Applications", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

October 5 – 8, 2016: Autumn Meeting of Pharmaceutical Trademark Group (PTMG) in Oslo (Norway)

6 October 2016: "US Patent Applications for European Practitioners", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

13 October 2016: "Royalty clauses in IP licensing", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

20-21 October 2016: Annual Conference on Trade Marks and Designs in Europe 2016, Trier, Germany. The aim of this conference organised by ERA (Academy of European Law) is intended to keep trade mark and design law practitioners informed about the recent case law and the latest EU legislative developments. 

9 November 2016: "Patent Due Diligence", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

10-11 November 2016: "Supplementary Protection Certificates", advanced course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

16 November 2016: "EU Design Law", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

17-18 November 2016: Annual Conference on European Copyright Law 2016, Trier, Germany. The aim of this conference organised by ERA (Academy of European Law) is to inform copyright law practitioners about the recent case law and the latest EU legislative developments. The focus will be on the new Digital Single Market Strategy which is anticipated to significantly impact EU copyright and its enforcement. 

17 November 2016: "Russia Patents 2016", course organised by FORUM Institut in Munich. 

21-23 November 2016: 4th Annual TAU Workshop for Junior Scholars Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law. Will include at least one panel on IP. 

24 November 2016: "International R&D. Implications of Employee Inventions", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

24-25 November 2016: "The Patent Roadmap. How to Identify, Secure and Protect Inventions", organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

29 November -1 December 2016: "IP Strategy! 2.5 days intensive winter special course", organised by FORUM Institut in Basel. 

1 December 2016: "FTO in Practice: Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

1 December 2016: "FTO in Practice: Engineering, Material Science & High Tech", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam. 

1-2 December 2016: "Licensing", course organised by FORUM Institut in Munich. 

2 December 2016: "IP & Change Management", course organised by FORUM Institut in Basel. 

Distance learning courses and e-learning

E-Learning @ ERA. Leading practitioners and academics are filmed at ERA events. The recording and the speaker’s presentation are combined in a split-screen video podcast, together with full hyperlinked supporting material. The package can be viewed as a video or downloaded as an audio file. ERA's IP e-learning programme is available here

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