The second EIPTN annual workshop was hosted by Alison Firth and Ilona Cheyne at the University of Newcastle Law School on Monday 30 June 2008. The meeting was preceded by an Annual Dinner on the eveining of Sunday 29 June.

A report of the workshop is available to download [pdf].

Monday 30 June 2008

09.00-9.15   Welcome and introduction

Ilona Cheyne (Newcastle), Alison Firth (Newcastle) & Noel Campling (Director, European Patent Academy of the European Patent Office)

09.15-9.45   Plenary speaker: Guy Carmichael (European Patent Office)
“The Future of IP and the Impact on Teaching and Learning Activities”

09.45-10.35     Session 1: Thinking beyond the traditional

Chair, Alison Firth (Newcastle)

Caroline Coles (Leicester De Montfort) “Teaching Practical Skills with IP Teaching”

Norain Ismail (Newcastle) “The Use of Posters as a Teaching Tool”

10.35-10.55    IP Teaching Kit: presentation and feedback

Noel Campling (Director, European Patent Academy of the European Patent Office)

10.55-11.15     Coffee

11.15-12.45     Session 2: The Context of IP Education

Chair: Duncan Matthews (Queen Mary, University of London)

Adoración Pérez Troya (Alcala) “Teaching IP in the context of the Bologna Process and Beyond”

Robert Pitkethly (Oxford) “Creating an IP Culture in Universities ”

Claire Howell (Aston) “Teaching IP to Law and Business Students”

12.45-14.10     Lunch

14.10-15.40    Session 3: Parallel Sessions

Group A: Teaching and Learning Environments

Chair: Ilona Cheyne (Newcastle)

Fernando Barrio (London Metropolitan) “Learning Technologies as Means and Subject of IP Law  Teaching”

Arzu Oğuz (Ankara) “IPR Teaching in Turkey”

Group B: Reaching the Diverse Audience

Chair: Claire Howell (Aston)

Wolrad Prinz zu Waldeck und Pyrmont (MIPLC) “The MIPLC’s Experience of Mixed Classes and Intensive Modules – Lessons Learned”

Chris Ryan (Nottingham Trent) “Postgraduate IP at Nottingham Trent University”


Charlotte Waelde (Edinburgh) “Problem-Based Learning over Space and Time”

15.45-16.00 Reports from parallel sessions

Alison Firth (Newcastle) and Bronwen Jones (Newcastle)

16.00-17.30   Session 4: How Far Do You Go?

Chair: Christopher Wadlow (East Anglia)

Immaculada Gonzalez Lopez (Cuatrecases, Alicante) “The Protection of Minor Inventions in the European Union – The Pedagogic Difficulty of Placing this Matter in a Comparative IP Context”

James Griffin (Exeter) “The Role of ‘Ancient Regulation’ in a Copyright LLM Course”

17.30-17.45 Next Steps & Closing Remarks Duncan Matthews (Queen Mary, University of London)