ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Section comprises

– Announcements on EIPTN Activities

– Other Announcements posted upon request from Participants to our work

1- EIPTN ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

EIPTN granted the WIPO Observer Status by

the Assemblies of WIPO Member States 

on Friday, July 14, 2023, at their Sixty-Fourth Series of Meetings in Geneva (that took place from July 6 to 14, 2023), the Assemblies of WIPO Member States, in ITEM 6 OF THEIR CONSOLIDATED AGENDA (ADMISSION OF OBSERVERS), each as far as it is concerned, decided to grant the WIPO Observer status to the European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN).   

 

For those interested in reading the Official WIPO Document, discussions and approval were based on WIPO Assemblies Document A/64/3.  

 

The EIPTN Committee is proud that EIPTN is now officially recognized with the WIPO Observer Status. This  no doubt permits to increase international focus on IP Teaching in Europe and on our efforts at EIPTN. 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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

 

intellectual property : a key tool for museums
Visit us next Wednesday, 17 May at 1 pm CET

 

On 17 May we shall have the first of the EIPTN online Event organised by one of our Working Groups

#intellectualproperty : a key tool for #museums
Visit us next Wednesday, May 17th at 1 pm CEST.

The Event will take place #online via #MSTeams.
Registration is free and available at 👉https://lnkd.in/dU_Yqi4a
or through 
https://thinkfide.com/global-digital-encounters/gde-27-intellectual-property-a-key-tool-for-museums/

Panel:

Prof. Yolanda BERGEL SAINZ DE BARANDA, Professor of Private Law at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, Board Member, EIPTN
Prof. Laurent Manderieux, Professor of IP Law, Università Bocconi. Director of TIPSA, Chair of the European IP Teachers Network.
Prof. Haris Hasic, Associate Professor and the Vice-Dean for research and development at the University of Travnik Faculty of Law
Moderator: Jur. dr. Ulrika Wennersten, Researcher and teacher in Intellectual Property Law and Market Law, Lund University, Board Member, EIPTN and EIPTN Working Group Chair

Objectives:
#IP is key to Museums: from #IPrights attached to #artworks to the #digitalization of works and #merchandising, museums do operate within IP limits. The fast digitalization of collections, issues connected to museum #websites‘ development, and the entry of the museums world in a closer relationship, for the good or for the worse, with #business, makes the relationship between IP and Museums more complex and dynamic than ever.

For this Event, the European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN EIPTN), the largest such network in Europe, and in particular its Working Group on Teaching IP in relation to #Arts#Fashion#Culture, and #CreativeIndustries pools its forces with FIDE/TIPSA Global Digital Encounters: EIPTN Academics from Europe will provide a worldwide picture of recent developments on IP and Museums, and the future of Museums thanks to dynamic and yet careful use of IP tools.

 

Previous Event:

EIPTN 2022 Conference 

Call for Abstracts

EIPTN 14th Worldwide Annual Conference

Athens, 21–22 October 2022

Dear Intellectual Property Academic,

You are cordially invited to participate in the 14th-anniversary conference of the European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN), to be held in Athens on 21-22 October 2022 under the Auspices of the Harokopio University.

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 2022:  again this year with face-to-face format

Our 2022 Annual Conference will be hosted (face-to-face format) at the beautiful premises of Harokopio University, and under the auspices of this University, at its Athens city center campus, close to the Acropolis area.

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

14th Anniversary Theme – Excellence in Intellectual Property Teaching – Academic and pedagogical research as a support to teaching: IP ethics and open 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, ethical questions connected to IP and issues connected to open IP are gaining in importance. Therefore, the central theme of the 14th Anniversary of our Network is Excellence in Intellectual Property – Academic and pedagogical research as a support to teaching: IP ethics and open IP at the heart of Academics’ work.

Also, the Way Forward for EIPTN established at 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 before 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.

Focus of our Call for Abstracts

The IP Teaching Agenda is profoundly re-shaped by the emergence of online/distant/remote teaching. This evolution, much and suddenly accelerated by the pandemic, raises considerable questions in the IP teaching community, and considerable interest. At the same time, a year and half after the irruption of the pandemic, it is understood that quality publications supporting new / evolving forms of IP Teaching and with cutting-edge approaches on emerging IP topics are contributing to the success of IP Teaching, both face-to-face and online. Hence, this year our Call for Abstracts focuses on :

  • a- recent publications by IP academics, either on pedagogic methods or, on substantive IP issues that effectively contribute to enhancing quality and/or new channels in IP Teaching;
  • b-how to best perform online/distant/remote teaching and exams;
  • c-promoting ethics/ bioethics versus classical IP rules in IP teaching and connected research, and promoting /discussing open innovation and open IP in general in IP teaching and connected research;
  • d-university and community spirit in distance activities: the image of the teacher versus the image of his institution in an online world;
  • e-distance summer programs.

Abstracts selection priorities

Since our last Annual Conference, and in particular over the years 2020 and 2021, a large amount of webinars and events have already taken place in the EU, in the UK, and elsewhere in the world. These events have covered item (b) above (how to best perform online/distant/remote teaching and exams) above, including with the support of EIPTN. By October 2022, it is likely that much presentations will already exist on this item.

Abstracts selection would therefore focus first on topics:

  • a- recent publications by IP academics, either on pedagogic methods or, on substantive IP issues that effectively contribute to enhancing quality and/or new channels in IP Teaching;
  • c- promoting ethics/ bioethics versus classical IP rules in IP teaching and connected research, and promoting /discussing open innovation and open IP in general in IP teaching and connected research;
  • d-university and community spirit in distance activities: the image of the teacher versus the image of his institution in an online world;
  • e-distance summer programs.

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. Also, the EIPTN Thematic Working Groups will present the status of their activities since our last Conference.

How to get involved in the 2022 EIPTN Annual Conference  

The working language of the Annual Conference is English.

If you would like to participate in the EIPTN 14th Anniversary Conference 2022 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 7 September 2022. 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 will be dedicated to their presentations.

Financial Support for presenters of Selected Abstracts

Presenters of Selected Abstracts will receive financial support for travel to /from Athens and accommodation there for a maximum of Euro €450, upon presentation of expenses documentation. Only one presenter per selected abstract is eligible for such support.

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 2022 without giving a presentation: they will get full access to our debates.

2022 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 21-22 October 2022, with a special session on the morning of 22 October for young Researchers/Academics.

Social programme and Support to Participants

The Organizing Committee has 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 Conference. It will propose a list of city center accommodations conveniently located for presenters of selected abstracts and other participants.

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 7 September 2022 and hope to see many of you at the Annual Conference on 21-22 October 2022.

Best wishes,

The EIPTN Organizing Committee

 

2- OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The EIPTN Organizing Committee has decided to post on its website calls for papers and abstracts relating to events and/or volumes to which its members take part or organize. The content of these events and/or volumes does not necessarily reflect the opinion of EIPTN nor of its members and EIPTN may not be held responsible for the content or views expressed in these calls.

 

Announcement on

EIPIN CONFERENCE, Alicante 4 November 2022: “THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE NEW EUROPEAN DIGITAL ACTS AND THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SYSTEM”

EIPIN and the Master in Law of Digital Society of the University of Alicante are organizing the “EIPIN Conference – The Interaction Between the New European Digital Acts and the Intellectual Property System” on Friday 4 November 2022. The conference can be followed on site or via streaming.

The purpose of the conference is to analyse the implications that the adoption of the new European Digital Acts has in the Intellectual property System. The program include experts such as Josef Drexl, Christophe Geiger, Giancarlo Frosio, Martin Husovec, or Estelle Derclaye. The full program is available here: https://masterderechodigital.ua.es/es/noticias

 

 

Announcement on ipbasics.org

 

Upon request from Em. Professor Ruth Soetendorp, and presenters at our October 2021 Conference at Carlos III University in Madrid, we are pleased to inform about contents offered on https://www.ipbasics.org/, so that Colleagues could use these basic contents, if they need so, in their classes and as they may find them appropriate for their courses.

 

Announcement of the EPO new “Inspiring inventors talk series 2022″

 

Upon request from the EPO, the EIPTN Committee is pleased to inform you that the EPO is organising, starting on 24 February 2022, the new Inspiring inventors talk series.

More information about the speakers and details of each talk can be found on the EPO training page. There is no registration required to join the session.

The talks will be streamed on YouTube and other social media platforms.

The first talk takes place on Thursday, 24 February 2022 

Time: 10.00 CET 

Language: English 

Interested colleagues may participate (free of charge) and may wish to disseminate this information to their Master /LLM /PhD Students if they find it appropriate.

 

 

 

Announcement of the EPO Tech Day 2022

Upon request from the EPO, the EIPTN Committee is pleased to inform you that the EPO is organising an EPO Tech Day on 16 February 2022

Interested colleagues may participate (free of charge registration) and may wish to disseminate this information to their Master /LLM /PhD Students if they find it appropriate.

EPO Tech Day on 16 February

EPO Tech Day 2022 event page.

Date: Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Time: 13.00 CET

Language: English

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Announcement of the 4iP Contest 2021 Deadline Extension

Upon request from 4iP Council Europe, the EIPTN Committee is pleased to inform you that the 2021 4iP Council Research Award deadline is extended to 31 December 2021. The 4iP Council Research Award is an international research competition for European University students studying at Masters and PhD levels. https://www.4ipcouncil.com/research/research-awards .

Colleagues are encouraged to disseminate this information to their Master /LLM /PhD Students if they find it appropriate.

 

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2021 Conference Draft Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

EIPTN 13th Worldwide Annual Conference

Madrid, 22–23 October 2021

Dear Intellectual Property Academic,

You are cordially invited to participate in the 13th-anniversary conference of the European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN), to be held in Madrid on 22-23 October 2021.

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 2021:  resuming with face-to-face format

Our 2021 Annual Conference will be hosted (face-to-face format) by Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain, at its Madrid city center Puerta de Toledo Campus.

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

13th Anniversary Theme – Excellence in Intellectual Property Teaching in the Post-Covid World. Academic and pedagogical research as a support to teaching.

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 2020 Conference, teaching techniques are rapidly evolving, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exponentially accelerated existing trends of massive use of technological tools in teaching. Therefore, the central theme of the 13th Anniversary of our Network is Excellence in Intellectual Property Teaching in the Post-Covid World. Academic and pedagogical research as a support to teaching.

 

The Way Forward for EIPTN established at 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 before the 2021 Session, there are initiatives that permitted to develop publications for EIPTN, or EIPTN-supported publications.

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

 

Focus of our Call for Abstracts

The IP Teaching Agenda is profoundly re-shaped by the emergence of online/distant/remote teaching. This evolution, much and suddenly accelerated by the pandemic, raises considerable questions in the IP teaching community, and considerable interest. At the same time, a year and half after the irruption of the pandemic, it is understood that quality publications supporting new / evolving forms of IP Teaching and with cutting-edge approaches on emerging IP topics are contributing to the success of IP Teaching, both face-to-face and online. Hence, this year our Call for Abstracts focuses on:

  • a- recent publications by IP academics, either on pedagogic methods or, on substantive IP issues that effectively contribute to enhancing quality and/or new channels in IP Teaching;
  • b-how to best perform online/distant/remote teaching and exams;
  • c-legal Issues on IP teaching, including teachers’ rights on their courses and teachers’ rights and duties in general, recording of classes, freedom of speech of IP teachers, students’ exams, students’ rights, university codes of rights;
  • d-university and community spirit in distance activities: the image of the teacher versus the image of his institution in an online world;
  • e-distance summer programs.

 

Abstracts selection priorities

Since our last Annual Conference, and in particular over spring and summer 2020, a large amount of webinars and events have already taken place in the EU, in the UK, and elsewhere in the world. These events have covered item (b) above (how to best perform online/distant/remote teaching and exams) above, including with the support of EIPTN. By October 2021, it is likely that much presentations will already exist on this item.

Abstracts selection would therefore focus first on topics:

  • a- recent publications by IP academics, either on pedagogic methods or, on substantive IP issues that effectively contribute to enhancing quality and/or new channels in IP Teaching;
  • c-legal Issues on IP teaching, including teachers’ rights on their courses and teachers’ rights and duties in general, recording of classes, freedom of speech of IP teachers, students’ exams, students’ rights, University codes of rights;
  • d-university and community spirit in distance activities: the image of the teacher versus the image of his institution in an online world;
  • e-distance summer programs.

 

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. Also, the EIPTN Thematic Working Groups will present the status of their activities since our last Conference.

 

How to get involved in the 2021 EIPTN Annual Conference  

The working language of the Annual Conference is English.

If you would like to participate in the EIPTN 13th Anniversary Conference 2021 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 31 August 2021. 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 will be dedicated to their presentations.

 

Financial Support for presenters of Selected Abstracts

Presenters of Selected Abstracts will receive financial support for travel to /from Madrid and accommodation there for a maximum of Euro €425, upon presentation of expenses documentation. Only one presenter per selected abstract is eligible for such support.

 

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 2020 without giving a presentation: they will get full access to our debates.

 

2021 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 22-23 October 2021, with a special session on the morning of 23 October for young Researchers/Academics.

 

Social programme and Support to Participants

The Organizing Committee will resume 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 Conference. It is also negotiating currently special conditions with a Madrid city center hotel for accommodation of presenters of selected abstracts and other participants.

 

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 31 August 2021 and hope to see many of you at the Annual Conference on 22-23 October 2021.

 

Best wishes,

The EIPTN Organizing Committee

 


13 February 2021

Category: ANNOUNCEMENT MADE upon request from EIPTN Members.

Call for abstracts

Conference «Are We Owned? A Multidisciplinary and Comparative Conversation on Intellectual Property in the Algorithmic Society» University of Stirling, Friday 8th October 2021

Intellectual Property (IP) plays a crucial role in allowing uses of new technologies that are detrimental to society and preventing beneficial uses. IP is everywhere and lends itself to monopolise virtually anything. We may think we own ’our’ phone, but it factually belongs to the holders of the copyright on the code running on it, the manufacturers owning its design and the patents on how it works, as well as trademarks on logos, on the way you swipe, etc. What happens when it is no longer just computers and phones to be embedded with software and other IP-protected digital content? In an Internet-of-Things world, these proprietary smart objects are everywhere: in our bedroom, in our bathroom, in our body. Our behaviour becomes heavily restricted by those Terms of Service, Privacy Policies, End-User License Agreements, etc. that cover every aspect of the things we thought we owned. We have become digital tenants, not owning or controlling any object and data around us. To the point that, one can argue, that we no longer own: we are owned (Mulligan 2015; Fairfield 2017).

This in-person conference is generously funded by the Modern Law Review, accordingly there will be no registration fee and the Review has the right of first refusal for papers presented at the conference. Confirmed speakers include Professor Christina Mulligan (Vice Dean of Brooklyn Law School), Professor Marco Ricolfi (Co-Director of the Nexa Center for Internet & Society, University of Turin), Associate Professor Dr Matthew David (Department of Sociology, Durham University), and Amy Thomas (Research Associate at CREATe / University of Glasgow).

We welcome 300-word abstracts on any topic related to IP in the algorithmic society, including:

• Can AI create art and other copyright materials? Is there anything else beyond the copyright-public domain binary? Is Brexit an opportunity to abandon the “author’s own intellectual creation” originality standard?

• One of the fundamental principles in IP law is that software “as such” cannot be patented. If every physical object becomes embedded with software, would this mean that every software becomes patentable?

• A combination of IP rights, contracts, and technological protection measures is allowing companies to ‘own’ our data. Is this justified? How can we counter ‘data dispossession’? Is antitrust the solution?

• Under the General Data Protection Regulation, data subjects do not have a right to access their personal data if this adversely affects third parties’ IP rights. How will this provision play out in practice?

• Can a strategy centred on the ‘commons’ and on openness be the solution to the problems of IP in the algorithmic society?

Postcolonial, queer, feminist, posthuman, and critical perspectives are particularly welcome. In order to ensure diversity of speakers, three “widening access” bursaries are available to cover for travel and accommodation costs of colleagues from underrepresented groups (BAME), from remote communities, early career academics (including PhD students), and other colleagues from disadvantaged groups (e.g. precarious workers).

Please, do specify in your submission whether you qualify for a bursary.

Deadline for the abstracts: Monday 1st March 2021 Date of the conference: Friday 8th October 2021

Venue: Stirling Court Hotel

Abstracts can be sent to Associate Professor Guido Noto La Diega: gn12@stir.ac.uk


05 July 2020

Category: ANNOUNCEMENT MADE upon request from EIPTN Members.

Announcement: Online, on track: Designing IP teaching for online learning – 8 July 2020 17.00 – 21.00 BST

In preparation for Autumn when IP courses will be taught mostly online IPAN, the UK Intellectual Property Awareness Network, and CIPU, the US Center for Intellectual Property Understanding, invite you to an international Zoom workshop hosted by City University of London.

We will share good practice and practical tips in good time for the transition to online teaching. The programme will comprise a series of 15-minute presentations, with opportunity for Q&A, on three themes:

  • IP teaching and learning with large student groups
  • Vibrant Asynchronous/Synchronous IP teaching and learning
  • Online assignments and assessment, IP Clinics and IP Awareness

Event chair: Ruth Soetendorp Confirmed Speakers include:

Hayleigh Bosher, Lecturer in IP Law,

School of Law, Brunel University

Caroline Coles, Senior Lecturer in IP Law

Aston Law School

Janice Denoncourt, Senior Lecturer in IP Law (IPAN Board)

Nottingham Trent University

Laurent Manderieux, Professor in IP Law

Bocconi University, Law Department

Dinusha Mendis, Professor in IP Law

Centre for IP Policy & Management (CIPPM), Bournemouth University

Kathryn and Andrew Penaluna, Professors in Enterprise Education,

University of Wales Trinity St David

Mickie Piatt, Professor in IP Law (CIPU Board)

Chicago Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Joe Sekhon, Senior Lecturer in IP Law

Portsmouth University, IP Law Clinic, Knowledge Exchange Campus Creator

Ruth Soetendorp, Professor Emerita IP Management and Law (IPAN Board)

CIPPM, Bournemouth University, and City University of London

Ulrika Wennersten, Senior Lecturer in IP Law and Economics

School of Economics and Management, Lund University

Register to join the event via the following link:

Places are strictly limited to 100 participants. Joining instructions and full programme will be forwarded shortly before the Zoom workshop begins. The workshop will be recorded and made available to registrants.

Ruth, Mickie and Janice

 


28 March 2020

Category: ANNOUNCEMENT MADE BY THE EIPTN TEAM

Announcement: Consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Related Emergency

EIPTN ANNUAL CONFERENCE in Madrid planned for June 2020 postponed to ONLINE in October 2020

 

Dear EIPTN Members and Friends,

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related emergency, the EIPTN annual meeting initially planned for 5 June 2020 in Madrid (Spain), is postponed to a later date yet to be defined.

The EIPTN Organizing Committee will post news on this website and send e-mails to EIPTN members with news and updates in due course.

We hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe!

The EIPTN Team