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CIPPM Spring Lectures 2013

The annual series of the Centre for Intellectual Property & Policy Management’s (CIPPM) Spring Lectures starts on Thursday 21 February at 6pm.

CIPPM 2013 Spring Lectures:

Thursday 21 February from 6pm

The annual series of the Centre for Intellectual Property & Policy Management’s (CIPPM) Spring Lectures starts on Thursday 21 February at 6pm.

“Ae fond kiss: a private matter?”, Prof. Hector MacQueen (University of Edinburgh)

Hector is a Scottish academic, a senior scholar of Scots law and legal history. He is Professor of Private Law at the University of Edinburgh and a former Dean of its Faculty of Law. He is author, co-author and editor of a large number books on Scottish law and legal history, including the 11th and 12th editions of the standard text Gloag & Henderson Law of Scotland, and is Literary Director of the Stair Society. Stetson University College of Law, Florida, appointed him Distinguished International Professor 2007-2009, and he taught European Copyright Law there. As a historian, he has a particular interest in the law and society of medieval Carrick and Galloway. He is currently a member of the International Advisory Group for the JKLH-funded project, ‘The Paradox of Medieval Scotland, 1093-1286’.

All lectures take place on at 18:00, in the Executive Business Centre, close to the Bournemouth Travel Interchange (89 Holdenhurst Road, BH8 8EB). The lectures are free to attend, but places are limited, and admission to the building closes at 18:15. If you wish to reserve a place, please contact Mandy Lenihan.


Thursday 21 March from 6pm

The annual series of the Centre for Intellectual Property & Policy Management’s (CIPPM) Spring Lectures starts on Thursday 21 February at 6pm.

“Europeanisation and legal methodology in IP”, Dr. Justine Pila (University of Oxford)

Justine is the Senior Law Tutor and College Counsel (in-house legal officer) at St Catherine’s and a Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law (IECL). With Professor John Gardner she co-edits the two Oxford Legal Research Paper Series, in addition to serving as legal advisor to the Oxford Magazine. She also convenes the Law Faculty’s Intellectual Property subject group and teaches on all of its IP programmes, including the two FHS (undergraduate) IP options, the BCL option, and the Postgraduate Diploma in IP Law and Practice. Her main areas of research are copyright and patent law in all of their doctrinal, theoretical and historical aspects. Prior to 2004 Justine had been writing her PhD after a stint in private practice and working for the Chief Justice of the Australian Federal Court.

All lectures take place on at 18:00, in the Executive Business Centre, close to the Bournemouth Travel Interchange (89 Holdenhurst Road, BH8 8EB). The lectures are free to attend, but places are limited, and admission to the building closes at 18:15. If you wish to reserve a place, please contact Mandy Lenihan.


Thursday 25 April from 6pm

The annual series of the Centre for Intellectual Property & Policy Management’s (CIPPM) Spring Lectures starts on Thursday 21 February at 6pm.

“Litigation of patents essential to technical standards – what is the future for patent trolls?”, Dr. Nicholas Saunders (Brick Court Chambers)

Before joining Brick Court Nicholas practiced for a number of years in a specialist intellectual property set. His intellectual property experience includes major patent disputes such as Nichia v Seoul Semiconductors, Interdigital v Nokia and Nokia v IPCOM, confidential information cases involving departing employees, trade mark infringement cases such as Jacobson v Globe, and numerous copyright and designs cases. He has particular expertise in the relationship between competition law and intellectual property and in cases involving conflict of laws issues. His major commercial cases include HM Revenue & Customs v EDS, a dispute concerning the IT implementation of the tax credits system; O2 Holdings v Fujitsu; and other disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions and company restructuring. He has also been involved in disputes concerning credit default swaps and other financial instruments.