RIGA 2015 Agenda

Monday 29th June


9.00-9.30 – REGISTRATION

9.30 -9.50 – WELCOME
Vice Rector Professor Indrikis Muižnieks
Mr. Laganovskis , director of the Patent Board of Latvia.

9.50-10.00 – Introduction
Giovanni Arca, European Patent Academy, European Patent Office

10.00-11.00 – Session 1. Case based teaching and simulation 


Chair: Janis Rozenfelds

IP training-: experiences and perspectives; CASE-BASED TEACHING IN A CIVIL-LAW JURISDICTION
Ingrida Karina-Berzina (Riga Graduate School of Law, Lativia)

Entrepreneurship Fostered by Realistic Case Education
Xavier Estaran Latorre (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech)

Understanding the policy in intellectual property: simulation exercises as a teaching tool
Benjamin Farrand (Warwick)

11.00-11.30- COFFEE/TEA

11.30-13.00 – Session 2 Problem based teaching, models and involving students


Chair: Claire Howell (Aston)

Finding complex life: Navigating planet IP with “deep” problem-based learning

Peter S. Harrison (York)

TRIPS and Public Health: using a Problem-Based Learning approach
Amanda Odell-West (Manchester)

“Model” method in teaching intellectual property issues in the digital economy
Miglena Molhova (University of National and World Economy)

Teaching with Student Response System
Mike Adcock (Durham)

Teaching IP on a specialized post-graduate level by creating interdisciplinary negotiation teams
Frantzeska Papadopoulou ( Stockholm)

Moot court competitions: learning IP via real life fact pattern cases
Rosa Maria Ballardini (Hanken School of Economics)



14.00-15.30 – Session 3 Teaching across disciplines


Chair: Mariano Riccheri (Alicante)

Teaching biotechnological patents to biologists and engineers Ph.D. Students
Juan Ignacio Ruiz Peris (Catedrático de Derecho mercantil )

IP issues as an integral part of university business studies – experience in e-learning

Gundega Lapina (RISEBA)

Brand and Trademark Management
Rumiana Brestnichka (University of National and World Economy, Sofia)

Educating Creatives about IP: The Nottingham Creative IP Project

Janice Denoncourt (Nottingham)

Clarifying who owns which IPRs in an idea evaluation course

Caroline Pamp (Encubator)



16.00-17.00 – Session 4: Closing Speaker 


OHIM Learning Platform and IP content

Juan Suárez Martín (OHIM)


Walking Sightseeing tour of the old city


ANNUAL DINNER, Tallink Hotel Riga


Tuesday 30th


9.00-10.30am – Session 5 Using different resources


Chair: Alison Firth (Newcastle)

Open Educational Resources in teaching Intellectual Property

Roberto Caso, (Trento) and Thomas Margoni (Stirling)

Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration in the Field of IP: Using the Web to Cross Cultures

Bronwen Jones (Newcastle)

Using shape, position and colour to explain and embed the distinction between patent invalidity and patent infringement

Ian Hartwell (Cranfield)

Intellectual Property Knowledge at the University’s Information Environment: A Comparative Study

Tereza Trencheva (State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies)


Caroline Coles (De Montfort)

10.30-11.00 – COFFEE

1100-13.00 – Session 6. Using materials from IP offices


Chair, Laurent Manderieux (Bocconi )

New IP teaching material produced by the EPO and OHIM
Giovanni Arca, European Patent Academy, European Patent Office

Application of the Patent Teaching kit for training of engineering students

Andris Steinerts (Latvia University of Agriculture)

Online tools that can be utilized in the teaching of the patent system
Søren Jensen (Institut for Teknologi og Innovation)

Teaching the importance of patent databases as a source of knowledge to scientific and engineer Master and PhD students

Inés Torres (Universidad del País Vasco)

The Norwegian Industrial Property Office’s Strategies and Initiatives to Raise Awareness of IP for Norwegian Businesses

Bente Fjeldberg (NIPO)

How to improve the quality of teaching

Sniedze Sreibere(BA School of Business and Finance)


13.00- LUNCH