Criminal Enforcement Directive Workshop

Free Public Workshop – 13 November 2006

The first in a series of free public workshops is to be held Monday, 13 November 2006, 6pm (followed by drinks).

Criminal Enforcement Directive and Patent Law
Let the Punishment Fit the Crime?

The workshop will be held in the seminar room of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London , Charterhouse Square (map).

The first in the series will examine the proposed European Directive on criminal measures aimed at ensuring the enforcement of intellectual property rights (Criminal Enforcement Directive). This workshop will look at the possible implications of the Directive specifically in the field of patentable technologies and patent practice.

Expert Panellists

Gwilym Roberts, Partner, Kilburn & Strode Patent Attorneys

Julian Heathcote Hobbins, Senior Legal Counsel, FAST (Federation Against Software Theft)

Phillip Johnson , Barrister and DTI Legal Adviser to the UK Patent Office

(Chair Johanna Gibson , Director of Patenting Lives Network, Queen Mary)

The meeting is free and open to the public, but places are limited, so please register by email to Johanna Gibson.

Details of forthcoming workshops will be announced on this website and the Patenting Lives Blog.

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