Informals Moot – 20 July. Register now!

This year’s CIPA Informals moot will be at 5.30pm on 20 July 2016 at CIPA Hall

 

Opposing teams will argue an infringement and validity case based on a past P6 paper.

 

Participants will have an opportunity to develop skills in presenting oral arguments and will get feedback on infringement and validity analysis from Chris Mercer, former CIPA President.

 

The moot is a relatively informal event, and it is no problem at all if you have no prior experience of mooting.  If you have never looked at a P6 paper before, then this is a good an opportunity to do so, especially if you are sitting P6 this year! 

 

For more details, or to register to participate, please email Roxna Kapadia at rkapadia@kilburnstrode.com

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Congratulations Moot Winners!

Following the 2014 Informals Moot yesterday evening, congratulations go to Daniel Sizer, Lara Sibley and Anne Gilbert (all of Marks & Clerk LLP) who won the trophy this year.

The opposing team, Mark Scott (Elkington & Fife LLP), Henry Muttock (Fortis IP) and David Viita (Dehns), were beaten by only the narrowest of margins in a very closely contested competition.

The Moot was based on the 1999 P6 paper, in which Gill Bates (represented by Mark, Henry and David) was accused of infringing the patentee’s patent which concerns an apparatus for projecting an image onto a display surface.  Chris Mercer judged the Moot, and provided very insightful and helpful feedback to the mooters.

 

Thanks go to Chris, all of the mooters, and to everyone who attended to observe.

Katie Oliver
(Informals Moot Organiser)

Informals Moot 2014 – Tonight

Reminder: the Informals Moot is taking place this evening at CIPA Hall, starting at 5:30pm.

Opposing teams will argue an infringement and validity case based on the 1999 P6 Exam Paper.

Informals Moot 2014

The Informals Moot for this year will be on 21 July 2014 at CIPA Hall, starting at 5:30pm.

Opposing teams will argue an infringement and validity case based on a past P6 paper.

Participants will have an opportunity to develop skills in presenting oral arguments and will get feedback on infringement and validity analysis from Chris Mercer, former CIPA President.

The moot is a relatively informal event, and it is no problem at all if you have no prior experience of mooting.  If you have never looked at a P6 paper before, then this is a good an opportunity to do so, especially if you are sitting P6 this year!

For more details or to register to participate please email the Informals’ Moot Organiser, Katie Oliver.

The deadline for registering to participate is Friday 11 July 2014.

CIPA football tournament rescheduled

The 5-a-side football tournament has been rescheduled to Saturday 18th August at 2 pm.

The deadline for entries is 15 July – please contact the Informals’ Sports Coordinator, Steven Charlton, to register a team.

Informals 5-a-side Football Tournament 2012

Sponsored by:  Patrafee

Where: Goals Soccer Centre in Wembley (postcode HA0 1JH – see map below)

Nearest Tubes: Alperton & Hanger Lane

When: Wed 15th August, 2pm

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Informals Moot 2012

The Informals Moot for this year will be on Thursday 21 June 2012 at CIPA Hall, starting at 5:30 pm. Continue reading

Higher Education Survey – 2005/06 UCAS Applicants

From the Institute of Employment Research at the University of Warwick comes the following notice.  They are keen to hear from anyone who applied to university in 2005/06, and there’s a chance to win one of several cash prizes.

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Step 1: Write Essay. Step 2: ???. Step 3: Profit!

Via our friends at the Competition Law Association we are pleased to announce this year’s Golding Essay Prize Competition.

The competition is open to students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers, or devil barristers (from Scotland) who are not yet qualified lawyers, and to any trainee patent and/or trade mark attorney who is not yet qualified.  The winner will receive a prize of £1000.

This year’s topic is:

“Should genetic information be patentable and, if so, when?”

The closing date for submissions is 29 February 2012.

Full details of the competition are available in the document below, or via the CLA website.

What are you waiting for?  Get writing now!

Alex