Thursday, October 26, 2006

Free Public Workshop - London, 13 November 2006

Criminal Enforcement Directive

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime?

The Patenting Lives network will be conducting a free public workshop on the proposed European Directive on criminal measures aimed at ensuring the enforcement of intellectual property rights (Criminal Enforcement Directive).

The workshop will commence with a discussion by a panel of experts, looking at the possible implications of the Directive for patentable technologies and patent practice.

Expert Panellists

Gwilym Roberts, Partner, Kilburn & Strode Patent Attorneys

Julian Heathcote Hobbins, Senior Legal Counsel, FAST (Federation Against Software Theft)

Phillip Johnson, Barrister, DTI Legal Services, Legal Adviser to the UK Patent Office

(Chair Johanna Gibson)

The event will commence at 6pm, 13 November 2006, and will be held at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in the QMIPRI Seminar Room, John Vane Science Centre, Charterhouse Square, Queen Mary University of London (map).

The workshop is FREE but numbers are limited, so please register by email to Johanna Gibson.

This is the first in a series of Patenting Lives public workshops on current issues in patent law. Stay tuned for more to come.

For more details on the Patenting Lives project and network, please visit patenting lives or of course, here, the patenting lives blog

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