Ceipi, center for international intellectual property studies (part of University of Strasbourg) organises again its traditional Ceipi Summer School on IP in Europe-seminar, this year online.
The seminar covers protection of various industrial property rights in Europe, but also for example court practices and the effect of EU legislation on IP. The participants also have a possibility to follow a series of pre-recorded videos, that cover issues that cannot be covered in depth during the seminar.
The seminar is aimed at European and non-European students, IP attorneys and lawyers.
Laine IP’s European patent attorney Kaisa Suominen tutors at the seminar with two colleagues, Daniel X. Thomas (former director at the EPO) and Claire Mouget-Goniot (EPA, IPAZ). Their subject-matter is oral proceedings at the EPO. Traditionally, the session has included an overview of oral proceedings and a brief mock oral proceedings. This year the schedule is tighter, thus the session will mainly focus on why oppositions are filed, what are the roles of the different parties in the proceedings, both during the opposition proceedings in general and during the oral proceedings in particular.