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It’s Thursday 13 February, which means it’s nearly Valentine’s Day! More importantly, it’s time to see what events and opportunities the world of IP has to offer.

Conferences and lectures

Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation Conference, Amsterdam
To be held on 25-26 February 2020, this conference intends to inform practitioners on post-filing litigation challenges and patent litigation optimisation strategy, with regulatory and judicial insights. Find out more on the event site.

Conference on Intellectual Property Litigation and Platform Regulation, London
This half-day conference on 26 February 2020, co-organised by the BIICL and CREATe, will launch a new project on platform regulation. It is free to attend but registration (here) is required.

Fashion Law London – The Spring/Summer Collection
This one-day conference, to be jointly hosted in central London on 28 February 2020 by our very own IPKat Eleonora Rosati, former GuestKat Rosie Burbidge, and Giulia Gasparin, will cover key developments in different areas of fashion law. For more information and registration, including a discounted rate for IPKat readers, see here.

CIPIL Spring Conference 2020, Cambridge
The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge will hold its annual spring conference, on IP and health, on Saturday 7 March 2020. Find out more here.

CIPIL Annual Intellectual Property Lecture, Cambridge
CIPIL is also hosting an invitation-only annual Intellectual Property lecture on Tuesday 10 March 2020, to be delivered by Professor Arti K. Rai of Duke Law School on the topic of ‘Patents and Trade Secrecy in AI: The Case of Health‘. To find out more, see here.

IP Case Law Conference, Alicante
The European Union Intellectual Property Office is hosting a case law conference on the topic of ‘Substantive and procedural issues of trade mark and design dispute resolution‘ on 21-22 April 2020, focusing on a number of current issues facing intellectual property practitioners. Find out more here.

Digital Law Research Colloquium, Geneva
This colloquium, to be held on 19 June 2020, will offer researchers the opportunity to present their research on cutting-edge digital law and policy issues. Submissions are due on 31 March 2020, with more information available here.

IP Tech Summit, Munich
On 3-4 December 2020, Microsoft will host a summit on the topic of ‘Intellectual property for open innovation and digital transformation‘. Further details, including instructions on how to register, are available on the summit’s site.

Competitions and awards

ATRIP Essay Competition 2020
The deadline for ATRIP’s annual essay competition for young researchers is 17 February 2020. Further details around eligibility, requirements, and how to submit your work is available on this flyer.

ECTA Award 2020
The European Communities Trademark Association’s competition is open until 1 March 2020 for submissions of essays and papers from students and professionals on topics of the development of European trade mark law, design law, copyright law or geographical indications law. Further information can be found here.

Vacancies

Lawyer in the Legal Research Service of the Boards of Appeal, Munich
The European Patent Office is seeking a law graduate with a demonstrable interest in industrial property, preferably patent law, for a 5-year appointment in its Legal Research Service to support the Boards of Appeal. More information is available here with an application deadline of 9 March 2020.

IViR Post-doctoral Socio-Legal Research Scientist, University of Amsterdam
The Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam is advertising here for a post-doctoral research scientist to work on the social and institutional aspects of trust in and by technological systems with an application deadline of 31 March 2020.

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