Wednesday, 28 August 2013

CIPA Congress and IPAG Conference: a reminder

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys' CIPA Congress 2013 takes place on 3 and 4 October at the Lancaster London Hotel. There's a full and challenging programme, as well as the President's Dinner at which Mr Justice Birss -- formerly of the Patents County Court, England and Wales, and now of the Patents Court -- is the guest speaker.

Amon the many attractions is a session on the effect of non-practising entities on patent strategy, looking at both litigation and transactional options. Participants in this session are Greg Corcoran (Corporate Intellectual Property, ASML), Nicola Dagg (Allen & Overy), Gwilym Roberts (Kilburn & Strode) and George Whitten (Qualcomm Europe, Inc). There is also a session on patent litigation options in the new Europe, featuring David Barron (Wragge & Co LLP), David Rosenberg (GlaxoSmithKline) and Claudia Tapia (BlackBerry, Germany).

Full details of the programme, and information on how to register, is accessible here; the Early Bird discount rate expires this Friday, 30 August.


The 10th annual IPAG (Intellectual Property Administrators Group) Conference is being held at the same time in the same venue.  You can check out the IPAG's increasingly adventurous programme here.  There are “mix n’match discounts available ranging from 10% -25%!”, which may be particularly attractive if you are one of a number of IP administrators from the same company or firm.  

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