San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
AIPPI has now announced its Study Questions that will be put to its Congress in Sydney in 2017.
Whilst the questions themselves and the study guidelines will be released in January, the topics are as follows:
- patentability of computer implemented inventions – led by Justin Watts
- bad faith in trade marks – led by Paul Harris
- protection of GUIs – led by Trevor Cook and Ashley Roughton
- quantification of monetary relief – led by Jonny Moss
The launch session will briefly introduce the Questions, before splitting into separate workshops on each question. The workshops will analyse, discuss the main points each Question raises for UK practitioners, consider proposals for harmonisation and reform, and plan the further preparation of the UK response.
Please register under the Question on which you wish to participate. If you cannot attend in person, but would like to participate in work on the questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This launch meeting is free and is open to members and non-members. Continued involvement after that will be limited to members, or those with pending applications for membership.
AIPPI UK Annual Prize
Members (including new members) who were 35 or younger on 1 January 2017 and who participate in the preparation of the Questions are eligible for consideration for the annual AIPPI UK prize for the best contribution to a Question by an eligible member of the group. The prize is worth:
- up to £3,000 in attendance, travel and accommodation fees for the AIPPI Congress (this year in Sydney), and
- £300 in book tokens.
At the time of registering, if someone else registers on your behalf (e.g.: your secretary or PA), please make sure that they book in your name, so that the name of the person who is attending and requires the CPD hours, ends up on the attendee list.