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The European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN) brings together individuals from across Europe to exchange ideas on best practice and innovation in teaching and learning activities relating to intellectual property.
EIPTN is interdisciplinary in focus, reflecting intellectual property teaching in a range of disciplines including law, politics, international relations, business studies, economics, computing science, engineering and physics.

 

The EIPTN Organizing Committee is composed by:

Prof. Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University, Italy, Chair, EIPTN

Laurent.manderieux@unibocconi.it

Prof. Nicolas Binctin, University of Poitiers, France

nicolas.binctin@univ-poitiers.fr

 

Prof. Alison Firth, University of Surrey, UK

a.firth@surrey.ac.uk

Prof. Adoracion Perez, University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain

adoracion.perez@uah.es

Prof. Yolanda Bergel Sainz de Baranda, Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain

 

ybergel@der-pruc3m.es

 

Dr. Ulrika Wennersten, University of Lund, Sweden

Ulrika.wennersten@har.lu.se

Prof. George Papanikolaou, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

gpapanik@staff.hua.gr

Contact us :info@eiptn.eu


A Stronger EIPTN for Facing New European Challenges

Further to the very successful EIPTN 13th Anniversary Madrid (Carlos III University) Conference  (October 2021), the EIPTN Committee has strengthened networking activities for its expanding Membership base, permitting the development of exciting new projects in the near future. We have undertaken regular important structural changes to respond more swiftly and effectively to new challenges IP Teachers face, including thanks to experiences gained since COVID 19 started.

 

About EIPTN

EIPTN is multi-disciplinary in focus and aims to bring together intellectual property law (IP) teachers from across Europe to exchange ideas on best practices in IP teaching and learning activities.

In particular, EIPTN aims to raise awareness and disseminate information relating to:

  • innovation in the teaching of IP
  • problem-based teaching and learning
  • multi-disciplinary teaching and learning
  • promotion of IP teaching through IP professionals (i.e. patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and technology transfer offices staff)

The European Patent Academy of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Academy of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) support the EIPTN Annual Conference since 2007

 

The Way Forward for EIPTN in the post-Covid world

1– EIPTN Working Groups (http://www.eiptn.eu/working-groups/) are embarking in developing initiatives and publications or group supported-publications. Join Working Groups, so that they develop as many activities as possible.

2- Among the initiatives to develop before the 2021 Session, there will be initiatives that would permit to develop publications for EIPTN, or EIPTN-supported publications.

3- Members are encouraged to alert EIPTN on initiatives and webinars that could be announced in our Sectionhttp://www.eiptn.eu/announcements/ and supported in-between our annual meetings.

Contact us:

For further information about the European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN) contact: Laurent.Manderieux@unibocconi.itand/or info@eiptn.eu

 


 

Call for Abstracts

EIPTN 15th Worldwide Annual Conference

Copenhagen (CBS), 06–07 October 2023

Sustainability and Diversity in Intellectual Property Teaching

Dear Intellectual Property Academic,

You are cordially invited to participate in the 15th-anniversary conference of the European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN), to be held in Copenhagen on 06-07 October 2023 under the Auspices of Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

 

 

About EIPTN

EIPTN is multi-disciplinary in focus and aims to bring together intellectual property law (IP) teachers from across Europe to exchange ideas on best practices in IP teaching and learning activities.

In particular, EIPTN aims to raise awareness and disseminate information relating to:

  • innovation in the teaching of IP
  • problem-based teaching and learning
  • multi-disciplinary teaching and learning
  • promotion of IP teaching through IP professionals (i.e. patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and technology transfer offices staff)

The European Patent Academy of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Academy of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) support the EIPTN Annual Conference since 2007.

 

 

Conference 2023:  again this year with face-to-face format

Our 2023 Annual Conference will be hosted (face-to-face format) at the beautiful premises of Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and under the auspices of this University, at its Copenhagen city center campus, close to major transport hubs.

If the health situation in Europe requires so, these plans will be amended and switched to online/blended format as appropriate.

15th Anniversary Theme – Sustainability and Diversity in Intellectual Property Teaching – Academic and pedagogical research as a support to teaching: Sustainability and Diversity in IP at the heart of Academics’ work.

In the IP teaching and research community in Europe, there is a reviving interest in improving IP teaching, a topic sometimes neglected in the past by academics under pressure to deliver research results. Furthermore, the area of IP pedagogical research is becoming more widely recognized. As a result, both academic research and pedagogical research are fueling quality in IP Teaching.

As anticipated at our 2022 Conference, teaching techniques are rapidly evolving, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exponentially accelerated existing trends of massive use of technological tools in teaching. At the same time, questions connected to Sustainability and Diversity in IP, including issues connected to open IP are gaining in importance. Therefore, the central theme of the 15th Anniversary of our Network is – Sustainability and Diversity in Intellectual Property Teaching – Academic and pedagogical research as a support to teaching: Sustainability and Diversity in IP at the heart of Academics’ work.

 

Focus of our Call for Abstracts

As of the 2020 start of COVID19 pandemic, the IP Teaching Agenda was profoundly re-shaped by the emergence of online/distant/remote teaching. At the same time, social evolutions, connected or not connected to the irruption of the pandemic, progressively placed in the forefront of the IP Agenda the issue of Sustainability and Diversity in Intellectual Property, including in its teaching aspects (topics, programs, methods, etc). This evolution raises considerable interest and questions in the IP teaching community. Hence, this year our Call for Abstracts focuses on recent substantive publications, or teaching programs and pedagogic methods introduced by IP academics on:

  • a- substantive IP issues in general on Sustainability and Diversity in Intellectual Property that effectively contribute to enhancing quality and/or new channels in IP Teaching;
  • b- substantive IP issues that consider Climate Change and Promotion/Protection of Innovation and effectively contribute to enhancing quality and/or new channels in IP Teaching
  • c- substantive IP issues that consider Cultural Diversity in Intellectual Property/thanks to Intellectual Property and effectively contribute to enhancing quality and/or new channels in IP Teaching
  • d- substantive IP issues that consider Ethics in Intellectual Property and effectively contribute to enhancing quality and/or new channels in IP Teaching
  • e- substantive IP issues that consider Social Diversity in Intellectual Property and effectively contribute to enhancing quality and/or new channels in IP Teaching

As a matter of indicative and non-exhaustive guidance to Abstract writers, issues such as sustainability in designs or in patented inventions, cultural diversity, ethics and /or social diversity needs in considering the flexibilities of the existing IP system, are embraced by the present Call for abstracts.

In addition, the Way Forward for EIPTN established since our online 2020 Annual Conference was fixed under two main directions:

1– EIPTN Working Groups (http://www.eiptn.eu/working-groups/) started embarking in developing initiatives and publications or group supported-publications and developed as many activities as possible.

2- Among the initiatives developed since the 2021 Session, there are initiatives that permitted to develop publications for EIPTN, or EIPTN-supported publications.

Accordingly, our Conference will also give space to these initiatives, and report on them and our Call for Abstracts is also connected to them.

 

Abstracts selection priorities

Given the informal nature of the conference, we do not expect selected speakers to prepare a full paper to present at the conference.  Instead, we are issuing this call for proposals asking participants to give 20-minute presentations (plus Q&A) on issues relating to IP teaching experiences.  We would encourage you to provide feedback from the students or evidence of any impact on teaching outcomes due to the issues discussed.  Examples of presentations given at the Annual Conferences in previous years can be found on the EIPTN website at www.eiptn.eu.

Please note that, as per traditional practice at our Annual Conferences, the EPO and EUIPO will also be invited to hold a ‘best practice’ session devoted to illustrating and discussing the IP teaching materials they have developed, in particular online publications and tools that facilitate the work of Academics. In addition, the EIPTN Thematic Working Groups will present the status of their activities since our last Conference.

 

How to get involved in the 2023 EIPTN Annual Conference  

The working language of the Annual Conference is English.

If you would like to participate in the EIPTN 15th Anniversary Conference 2023 by giving a short presentation on one of the above items, please send the title of your proposed presentation and a 500-word abstract to info@eiptn.eu.

The deadline to send abstracts is 30 May 2023. The EIPTN Committee will then select abstracts based on their innovative character and potential contribution to the teaching of IP.

Under its traditionally dynamic orientations, EIPTN wishes to enlarge and extend its membership basis. To this end, contributions are encouraged not only from European IP teachers but also from young IP researchers and from public organizations engaged in IP teaching activities. In this respect, non-EIPTN members are welcome. One or more special sessions may be dedicated to their presentations.

 

Financial Support for presenters of Selected Abstracts

Presenters of Selected Abstracts will receive financial support for travel to /from Copenhagen and accommodation there for a maximum of Euro €500, upon presentation of expenses documentation. Only one presenter per selected abstract is eligible for such support.

 

Special Financial Support for Attending Young Academics

As of this year, 4 Young Academics interested in attending the Conference and preparing brief session reports may be eligible, upon selection, to receive financial support for travel to /from Copenhagen and accommodation there for a maximum of Euro €500, upon presentation of expenses documentation. Interested Young Academics are invited to send their CV to info@eiptn.eu , for review and selection.

 

Other Conference Delegates 

We welcome delegates who are IP teachers and IP professionals (e.g. patent and trademark attorneys, technology transfer offices staff, scientific researchers) to attend EIPTN 2023 without giving a presentation: they will get full access to our debates and will only pay for social program activities. Please contact info@eiptn.eu.

 

2023 EIPTN Annual Conference Programme

Notification of the programme of the annual Conference and further details about how to register for the event if you are not a speaker will be sent once all abstracts are selected.  We confirm that the “formal” Annual Conference will take place on 06-07 October 2023.

 

Social programme and Support to Participants

The Organizing Committee has already resumed in 2021 with the tradition of its face-to-face Conferences, and subject to Health restrictions, intends to organize a full social Programme and Study Activities throughout the 2023 Conference. It will propose a list of Copenhagen city center accommodations conveniently located for presenters of selected abstracts and other participants, possibly with negotiated discounts.

 

Publication of Conference Papers

Details on possible publication opportunities will be given once abstracts are selected and depending on the quality of both abstracts and presentations.

 

Grow our EIPTN network!

If you know of any IP teacher or young IP researcher involved in teaching activities who would like to become a member of our network, please do not hesitate to pass on this message. We look forward to receiving your abstracts by 15 June 2023 and hope to see many of you at the Annual Conference on 06-07 October 2023.

Best wishes,

The EIPTN Organizing Committee

 


 

PREVIOUS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

14th Anniversary EIPTN Conference 2022 

 21- 22 October 2022 

DETAILED IN PRESENCE CONFERENCE PROGRAM 

Venue: Harokopio University 

Athens City Center Campus  

Athens, Greece 

  

Summary:

The 14th Anniversary EIPTN Conference 2022 took place, as per Program below, on 21- 22 October 2022 at Harokopio University, Athens, Greece, and gathered, in presence and online, IP Academics from the entire European Continent, as well as from North America. Also, as a result of its dynamic outcome, new Members joined the EIPTN Working Groups, two new Working Group were proposed, and two Working Groups are preparing actively Publications that will be available online on our website. At the end of the Conference, Prof. Georgios Papanikolaou, Harokopio University, was elected as Member of our EIPTN Committee.

 

DAY 1

Friday, 21 October 2022

 

09:15-09:45 Registration

 

09:45-10:00 Welcome and introduction

Mara Nikolaidou, Rector of Harokopio University of Athens 

Laurent Manderieux, Chair, EIPTN

George Papanikolaou, Harokopio University of Athens 

and Dimosthenis Panagiotakos, Harokopio University of Athens 

 

 

10:00-11:30 Session 1  • Host Country’s Landscape: Tackling IP and Promoting Innovation in a Pluri-Directional Approach, Session Chair: EIPTN Board Member

  • IP teaching: state of the play and perspectives. Speaker: Konstantinos Christodoulou, Professor of Civil Law at Law School at  National  and Kapodistrian University of Athens 
  • Raising awareness about copyright protection in primary education. The Greek Copyright School Speaker: Maria-Daphne Papadopoulou, Acting Director of Hellenic Copyright Organization, Head of the Legal Department, Post Doc Researcher, Ionian University  
  • License Clearance Tool: A holistic tool that facilitates open research sharing and open innovation. Speakers: Marianna Katrakazi, Panagiota Koltsida, Eleni Toli, Prodromos Tsiavos ATHENA Research and Innovation Center Abstract  

 

11:30-11:45 Coffee break

 

11:45-13:30 Session 2  • External Resources for IP Teaching in Universities

Session Chair: Session Chair: EIPTN Board Member

 

  • Supporting Academics for online and in presence activities: EPO’s Academy’s Experience, Giovanna Oddo, Programme Area Manager Academia, European Patent Academy, EPO
  • Supporting Academics for online and in presence activities: EUIPO’s Academy’s Experience, David Gutiérrez Garcia, E-Learning Specialist, EUIPO Academy

 

13:30-15:15 Networking Lunch

 

15:15- 17:15 Session 3 • Innovative Overall Approaches for IP Teaching, Session Chair: EIPTN Board Member 

  • Back to the future; the return of the toolkit in teaching IP to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Speaker: Joe Sekhon, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, School of Law, University of Portsmouth 
  • Adding the IP professional voice. Speaker: Ruth Soetendorp, Visiting Academic, City University of London, Visiting Professor of the University of the Arts London 2019-202, Professor Emerita, Bournemouth University, UK, Associate Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management 
  • Multi-disciplinary teaching Trademark descriptiveness Through IP and marketing Professionals. Speaker: Rumyana Brestnichka, Professor at the University of National and World Economy,  Industrial Business department, Sofia, Bulgaria  

 

 

17:15-17:30 Coffee break

 

17:30-18:15 Session 4 • Researching and Publishing for Supporting Efficient IP Teaching, Session Chair: EIPTN Board Member

  1. Projects developed by EIPTN Working Groups (http://www.eiptn.eu/working-groups/): Publications Projects, Session Chair: Ulrika Wennersten, EIPTN Board Member 
  • IP and Fashion: EIPTN Prestation on the book: Intellectual Property and Fashion:  a textbook, Editors: Ulrika Wennersten, Senior Lecturer, Lund University, Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University, and Reader Patricia Covarrubia, Birmingham University, UK

 

20:30: Networking Dinner

 

DAY 2

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Session 5  • Researching and Publishing for Supporting Efficient IP Teaching

10:00-12:00 

  1. Projects developed by EIPTN Working Groups (http://www.eiptn.eu/working-groups/): Publications Projects cont’d  Session Chair: Ulrika Wennersten, EIPTN Board Member 
  • IP and Fundamental Rights EIPTN Teaching Booklets, Ulrika Wennersten; Laurent Manderieux
  • IP and Online Teaching, Laurent Manderieux
  • The EIPTN Comparative Approaches in IP Teaching Working Group, Hernán Núñez Rocha, Researcher, University of Alcala, Spain

12:00-12:30 Coffee break

 

12:30-13:30 

  1. Supporting Research for promoting the IP culture at Universities, Session Chair: EIPTN Board member 
  • The experience of 4iP Council in Supporting Research for promoting the IP culture at Universities.  Speaker: Dr. Claudia Tapia, Chair, 4iP Council for Europe 

 

  1. EIPTN-supported External Publications 
  • The IP and Standards Booklet: Dr. Claudia Tapia, 4iP Council for Europe
  • Teaching Intellectual Property Law: Strategy and Management, Editors Sabine Jacques, Associate Professor  in IP/IT/Media Law at University of East Anglia, and Ruth Soetendorp, Emeritoud Professor at Bornemouth University 

 

 

13:30-15:15 Networking Lunch, including Keynote Speech at 15:00

  • How European IP Teaching Is Perceived in Other Continents, Craig Nard,  Professor of IP Law, Director, Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, School of Law, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

 

15:15-15:45 Session 6 . Beyond University Teaching, the Next Step: Innovative Methods and Tools for Promoting Technology Transfer, Session Chair: EIPTN Board Member 

  • Integrating lean startup tools in the technology transfer process: the ‘Develop+Protect+Commercialize’ model. Speakers:  Antonios D. Livieratos, Department of Business Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and Yiannis Dimitrakopoulos, Archimedes – Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens  

 

15:45-16:45 Session 6  • IP Teaching in an Open World, Session Chair:  EIPTN Board Member 

  • Embedding the principles of Education for Sustainable Development and the UNSDG in our IP teaching and learning. Speaker: Caroline Coles, Aston University, UK
  • Situation of intellectual property teaching in Cote d’Ivoire. Speaker: Sandrine Christel Kouamé, Lecturer at INP HB 

 

16:45-17:45 EIPTN 2022 Open Committee Meeting

 

– developments in the work of the EIPTN Working Groups

– the Way Forward for EIPTN

Session Moderators: EIPTN Committee members

 

Closing remarks

Laurent Manderieux, Chair, EIPTN

George Papanikolaou, Harokopio University of Athens 

and Dimosthenis Panagiotakos, Harokopio University of Athens 

 

18:30: Visit to Stegi Onassis Foundation Gener8ion followed by Conference Closing Dinner

 

PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

PLEASE CONTACT info@eiptn.eu