The third EIPTN annual workshop was hosted by Duncan Matthews of Queen Mary University of London and took place at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on Monday 20 July and Tuesday 21 July 2009. The meeting included an Annual Dinner on the evening of Monday 20 July.

Monday 20 July 2009

12.30-14.00: Registration and buffet lunch

14.00-14.15: Welcome & introduction – Spyros Maniatis (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Christoph Bruhn (European Patent Academy of the European Patent Office) & Duncan Matthews (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)

14.15-14.45: Keynote address – Annette Kur (Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany) “Enough is Enough – The Notion of Binding Ceilings in International Intellectual Property Law”

14.45-15.45: Session 1a – Interdisciplinary IP Teaching (Chair: Robert Pitkethly, University of Oxford, UK)

Alexandros Papaderos (Technical University, Munich, Germany) “IP Teaching in Science and Engineering Faculties”

Marie-Christine Janssens (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium) “Teaching IP to an Interdisciplinary (Non-Legal) Audience”

Niels Louwaars (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) “Teaching IP to Plant Biologists”

15.45-16.00: Tea

16.00-17.30: Session 1b – Interdisciplinary IP Teaching (Chair: Robert Pitkethly, University of Oxford, UK)

Ruth Soetendorp (Bournemouth University, UK) “Approaches to IP Teaching in Different Disciplines”

Herbert Zech (Bayreuth University, Germany) “Teaching Patent Law – Between Natural Sciences and Law”

Mike Adcock (University of Durham) “Approaches to IP Teaching Taken from Other Disciplines”

17.30-18.30: Session 2 – Online IP Teaching (Chair: Jo Stanley, University of Cambridge, UK)

Keren Bright (Open University, UK) “Teaching IP in an Online Environment”

Caroline Coles (Leicester De Montfort University, UK) “Engaging the Distance Learner Online”

18.30: End of Day 1 Proceedings and transfer to Park Inn, Russell Square

19.30:  Annual EIPTN Dinner at Coopers Restaurant, Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Tuesday 21 July 2009

9.00-9.30: Coffee and Registration

9.30-11.00: Session 3 – Approaches to IP Teaching (Chair: Alison Firth, University of Surrey, UK)

Christopher Wadlow (University of East Anglia, UK) “Problem Based Learning in an Intellectual Property Programme: A question of balancing content and skills?”

Claire Howell (Aston University, UK) “Multiple Choice Questions and Extended Matching Questions in IP Education”

Agnieszka Machnicka (University of Siena, Italy) “Teaching IP to International Students: Early career teaching experience”

Thorsten Lauterbach (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK) “Of Pleasure and Pain – Teaching IP to a Diverse International Cohort”

11.00-11.15: Coffee

11.15-12.30: Session 4 – Teaching IP in Country-Specific Contexts (Chair: John Pickering, SABIP, UK)

Maximillian Haedicke (Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany) “Teaching IP Law at German Law Schools”

Maciej Barczewski (University of Gdansk, Poland) “Teaching Intellectual Property in Poland: Experiences from a post-communist country”

Mariano Riccheri (University of Alicante, Spain) “Introduction to IP in the Non-Law Curriculum: a perspective from the Iberian Countries”

12.30-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.15: Session 5 – Facilitating IP Teaching (Chair: Ken Shadlen, LSE, UK)

Christoph Bruhn (European Patent Academy of the European Patent Office) and Mariano Riccheri (University of Alicante, Spain) “Developing a Standard Modular IP Curriculum”

Duncan Matthews (Queen Mary, University of London, UK) “How Patents Work: Developing a patent teaching kit”

Gwilym Roberts (Kilburn and Strode, UK) “Teaching Patent Drafting: A practitioner’s perspective”

15.15-15.30: Tea

15.30-16.45: Session 6 – Conceptual Issues in IP Teaching (Chair: William Kingston, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Paul Torremans (University of Nottingham, UK) “Teaching Intellectual Property to Private International Law Experts and Vice Versa”

Carmen Otero García-Castrillón (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) “Explaining the Interactions Between Intellectual Property Law and International Law”

Kevin Scally (University College, Cork, Ireland) “Why Teachers Should Avoid the ‘P’ Word – Notes for a (heated) discussion of the ‘Property’ problem”

16.45-17.00: Closing remarks & next steps for the EIPTN workshops

17.00: Free time and transfer to Park Inn, Russell Square

The 2009 EIPTN workshop is generously supported by the European Patent Academy of the European Patent Office (EPO).