This year the AIPPI will be held in Cancun from the 23rd - 26th September 2018.
This seminar will provide an overview of the CRISPR IP saga, discussion of considerations in relation to freedom-to-operate for use of the technology and an update on the lessons to be learnt from the IP issues which have inflicted major costs on those involved.
HGF Partner Dr Chris Benson will be presenting 'Autonomous Vehicle IP - Who will own the future?' at the Autonomous Vehicles Expo in Telford on the 27th June 2019.
HGF Partner Jason Lessard will be presenting 'Will industry 4.0 kill your competitive advantage?' at the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference in Milton Keynes on the 25th June 2019.
HGF Partner Matt Cassie will be Moderator for 'Best Practice for In-House IP Counsel: Invention Harvesting' panel discussion at the Technology Patent Network Europe in London on the 20th June 2019.
In decision T1063/18, a EPO Technical Board of Appeal created controversy in ruling that the jurisprudence of the Enlarged Board of Appeal took precedence over Rule 28(2) of the EPC. The Board held that decisions G2/12 and G2/13 should be followed in preference to the rule, thus allowing claims to plants produced by essentially biological processes.