Cambridge Informals Event – 15th March

Trainees in and around Cambridge are invited to come along for a drink at The Grain & Hop Store on Wednesday 15th March.

Join us to celebrate the end of EQEs (or the pre-EQE), and enjoy a free drink or two. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future Cambridge events, please contact me at gavin.dundas@reddie.co.uk.

 

Gavin Dundas
Cambridge Regional Secretary

The IP Ball 2017: save the date!

The IP ball will be taking you to Neverland on Saturday 15th July 2017, so put the date in your diary!

It will be held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn, London. For more information, on tickets and what to expect, keep an eye on our Facebook page and the Yellow Sheet’s IP Ball page.

Foundation Lecture change: Tuesday 24 January

Thank you to all those who attended the first two Foundation Lectures so far (or watched the webinar)!

 

There is a change to the timetable with regard to next week’s lecture. The lecture will now take place on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

 

Please find below the updated timetable.

 

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Informals Foundation Lectures

The CIPA Informals Foundation Lecture series will begin on 9 January 2017 and provide an introduction to many of the topics covered by the Foundation Exams.

 

The lectures will take place in CIPA Hall at 95 Chancery Lane and will begin at 5.30 PM.

They will also be streamed live via webinar (details on how to access these to follow).

 

After the lectures we will all be heading to a nearby pub which will provide a good opportunity to meet other trainees and chat to the lecturers!

 

The timetable for the lectures is as follows. Any changes to this will be posted on the Yellowsheet blog (https://yellowsheet.wordpress.com/) so keep an eye out!

 

We look forward to seeing you there,

Michelle and Kate
Foundation Lecture Organisers

 

DATE TITLE
Mon 9 January 2017 Introductory Lecture
Mon 16 January 2017 Novelty and Inventive Step
Mon 23 January 2017 Patentability and Excluded Matter
Mon 30 January 2017 Patent Searching
Mon 6 February 2017 Priority
Mon 13 February 2017 Claim Construction
Mon 20 February 2017 Renewals, Reinstatements and Restitution
Mon 27 February 2017 Amendments
Mon 6 March 2017 Ownership and Entitlement
Mon 13 March 2017 EPC
Mon 20 March 2017 Infringement
Mon 27 March 2017 Biotech Patents
Mon 3 April 2017 Basic English Law
Mon 10 April 2017 Unitary Patents
Tue 18 April 2017 Computer Patents
Mon 24 April 2017 Agreements relating to Patents
Tue 2 May 2017 Introduction to Copyright
Mon 8 May 2017 US Patent Law
Mon 15 May 2017 Company & Contract Law
Mon 22 May 2017 Attacking Patents
Tue 30 May 2017 IP and competition law
Mon 5 June 2017 Introduction to Trade Marks
Mon 12 June 2017 Introduction to Design Rights
Mon 19 June 2017 Security Provisions
Mon 26 June 2017 PCT

 

Birmingham Christmas social

Date:               Wednesday 14th December

Time:             5.30 pm onwards

Venue:            Upstairs at Cherry Reds, 92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1PU

 

Come along after work and enjoy some festive cheer at the Birmingham Informals December social – there may even be a free drink from Santa if you’ve been good this year!

 

Look forward to seeing you there.

 

Becky (rlovell@marks-clerk.com)

Informals London Christmas Social: TONIGHT

Tonight – 6:00pm – CIPA Hall (95 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1DT)

Christmas has come around again so it’s time to dust off your Santa hats and get yourselves down to CIPA Hall for a festive drink and a mince pie. Make the most of the Christmas season and squeeze in another cheeky drinks event! Come down after work and enjoy a few drinks and those who are still around later on can reconvene in a local pub. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Just let us know if you have any questions.

Duncan (duncan.bull@carpmaels.com) and Kate (k.voller@cleveland-IP.com)

*The Informals London Social Secs*

Informals London Christmas Social

Monday 12th December – 6:30pm – CIPA Hall (95 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1DT)

Christmas has come around again so it’s time to dust off your Santa hats and get yourselves down to CIPA Hall for a festive drink and a mince pie. Make the most of the Christmas season and squeeze in another cheeky drinks event! Come down after work and enjoy a few drinks and those who are still around later on can reconvene in a local pub. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Just let us know if you have any questions.

Duncan (duncan.bull@carpmaels.com) and Kate (k.voller@cleveland-IP.com)

*The Informals London Social Secs*

Open Letter from the CIPA Informals Regarding the UK Venue for the EQEs

Please find below a copy of the Open Letter which was sent Thursday evening to CIPA’s Chief Executive, CIPA Council and the EQE Examination Secretariat.

We are aware of a notice being sent out this morning from the EQE Secretariat to everyone who had been reallocated to Munich confirming that everyone who wishes to sit the EQE in Walsall is now able to do so, and should communicate by reply E-mail to the Secretariat by 10 AM GMT, Monday, 28 November 2016. Please be aware that no response means that you wish to maintain your original request and thus will be reallocated to Walsall.

This in no way changes our opinion on the situation, and further reflects the lack of communication regarding organisation of the 2017 EQEs in the UK. We are aware of the fact that many people have already taken steps to re-arrange their travel and accommodation plans for Munich, and this notice in no way compensates the time and money that has already been spent.

CIPA Informals’ Committee Education Coordinators

Open Letter from the CIPA Informals 24 November 2016

A message from the Education Coordinators regarding the UK EQE Venue

We are aware that many people have been affected by the allocation of venue for the 2017 EQEs which were communicated by the EPO yesterday.  In particular, we are aware of a large number of people who have been moved from a preference of UK (Walsall) to Munich.

We are currently in the process of preparing an Open Letter from the Informals Committee expressing our concerns as regard the current situation, as well as the general organisation of the UK Venue for the EQEs by CIPA on behalf of the UKIPO.  If you have any particular concerns or issues which you think we should address, please let us know at FXR@dyoung.com or LEJ@dyoung.com.

Furthermore, we will also be glad to provide any assistance or guidance as regard logistical arrangements if you have been moved to a different location for your EQEs.

Informals Education Coordinators

IP band night – Christmas gig

On December the 13th, a selection on Europe’s greatest Intellectual Property bands, (including The Black IPs, The ChIP Shop Boys and IP Freely and the Incontinents) are playing live at The Old Nick, and they are bigger and better than ever! The bands will begin at 6PM so bring your bells, bring your sleigh and let them entertain you!

Best of all, all money raised goes to the charity Together for Short Lives.  Please do come along for a good cause and Christmas cheer. 

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