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Intellectual Property Case Law Seminar

25 November 2019 13:00-18:00, London, United Kingdom

The RSC Law Group will be holding its eleventh annual and highly popular IP case law seminar on Monday, 25 November 2019 from 1pm at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA. Our excellent speakers will be discussing on recent high profile developments in the world of intellectual property law, with a chemical flavour. 

Our speakers this year will touch on a variety of developments in the UK and across Europe, including the doctrine of equivalents following Actavis v Lilly, plausibility and requirements for data in patent applications and recent developments in relation to injunctions, as well as providing an update on case law from the EPO.  Provisional programme details are:

1.00-1.30pm      Registration
1.30-2.00pm      Plausibility in UK and EPO law: do I need data in my patent application? - Andrew Wells (Herbert Smith Freehills) 
2.00-2.30pm      Infringement and the doctrine of equivalents: a review of the UK position following Actavis v Lilly and how this compares to elsewhere in Europe - Catherine Keetch (D Young)

2.30-3.00pm      Injunctions: recent developments - Rachel Mumby (Bristows)
3.00-3.30pm      Coffee break and networking
3.30-4.00pm      Employee compensation - Marianne Privett (AA Thornton)

4.00-4.30pm      EPO case law update - Joseph Lenthall (Haseltine Lake Kempner)

4.30-5.00pm      Artificial Intelligence:  Robot inventors and other IP questions - David Lang & Will Jensen (Marks & Clerk)
5.00-6.00pm      Drinks reception

Registration Fees:
£75  RSC member
£90  Non-member
£10  RSC student member
£15  Student non-member

Online registrations will close on 18 November 2019. Please follow the booking link to register or contact Oliver Rutt at with any queries or for late registration requests. 

The RSC Law Group will also hold its annual general meeting prior to the seminar, at 11.30am. All Law Group members are encouraged to attend. Please notify Oliver Rutt by e-mail at if you would like to attend the AGM. 

AGM agenda
  1. Approval of the 2018 AGM minutes
  2. Welcome by the Chair
  3. Financial report from the Treasurer
  4. Committee update
  5. Proposed programme of events for 2020
  6. Questions from the floor
We also encourage any members who would be interested in putting themselves forward to join the committee to contact Oliver Rutt at 
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Science Suite, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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