7 September 2014

Forthcoming IP Events in Yorkshire

8 Sep 2014
16:00 - 18:30 Free consultation with a patent attprney
Business & IP Centre Leeds, Central Library, Calverley Street. Leeds LS1 3AB,
T 0113 247 8266
9 Sep 2014
10:00 - 12:00 Free 30 minute consultation with patent counsel and possible referral for a further free consultation with a local patent or trade mark attorney, IP solicitor, product development consultant or other specialist
BBIC, Innovation Way
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
S75 1JL
9 Sep 2014
Free 45 minute consultation with a local patent attorney
To book an appointment call George on 020 7404 5252
Business and IP Centre,  Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
T 0114 2734736
16 Sep 2014
10:30 - 13:30
Business & IP Centre Leeds, Central Library, Calverley Street. Leeds LS1 3AB,
T 0113 247 8266
17 Sep 2014
09:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00
Royal Armouries
The Bury Theatre, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT
17 Sep 2014
13:00 - 18:30
Business and IP Centre,  Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
T 0114 2734736
22 Sep 2014
Talk by Rekha Mehr followed by a live streaming from London of a panel discussion by
17:45 - 21:00
The Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus, Sheffield, S1 2BJ
15 Oct 2014
18L00 - 19:45 In depth discussion of the IP Act
CPD Points
Business & IP Centre Leeds, Central Library, Calverley Street. Leeds LS1 3AB,
T 0113 247 8266

6 September 2014

CPD Event - "The Intellectual Property Act 2014 - What it means for you and your clients" Leeds 15 Oct 2014

Jane Lambert

On 14 May 2014 the Intellectual Property Bill received royal assent and became an Act. It implements several of Prof Hargreaves's recommendations including implementation of the Council Agreement on the Unified Patent Court, accession to the Hague Agreement and enhancement of the examiner's opinion service for patents and its extension to designs. More controversially it creates for the first time an offence of intentionally copying a registered or registered Community design.  My colleague Alex Rozycki and I gave a presentation on the new Act on the 19 May 2014. I also write my Reflections on the Intellectual Property Act 2014 in our IP and Tech law blog as well as detailed analyses on the effect of the Act on patentregistered designs and unregistered design right law.

There have been two important developments since them. The first is that Lady Neville-Rolfe, the Minister for Intellectual Property, has signed The Intellectual Property Act 2014 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2014 which brings many of the key provisions of the Act into force on 1 Oct 2014. The second (and potentially the more important) is the consultation on the Unified Patent Court which has just closed.

I shall be discussing those developments and much more besides in a talk that I am giving at the Leeds Business and IP Centre on the 15 Oct 2014 at 18:00 as part of Leeds Business Week. This is an in-depth seminar which should be of interest to specialist IP lawyers and patent and trade mark attorneys for which we plan to give SRA, BSB and, if it can be arranged in time, IPReg points. However, it will also be useful for business owners and managers of all descriptions in all industries as well as artists, designers, inventors and investors in start-ups and other high tech businesses.

Space is limited but you can reserve your place now by calling my clerk, George, on 01484 599090 or 020 7404 5252 or sending him a message through his contact form. I look forward to seeing you there.

2 September 2014

Sheffield Inventors welcomes Joyce Gray

Joyce Gray - Beginner's guide to business information 

Just over a year ago the British Library Business and IP Centre joined forces with Sheffield Central Library and 5 other PatLib libraries in the North of England and West Midlands to form a national network of Business and IP Centres. The Information Library Officer for Sheffield Business and IP Centre is Joyce Gray.

Just before the summer holidays Joyce gave a presentation to Sheffield Inventors on the considerable resources available to entrepreneurs and inventors at Sheffield Central Library and on-line.  Joyce's talk focussed on business information but that is of course only part of her portfolio. The other part is IP which includes clinics, prior art searches and, of course, Sheffield Inventors.

Sheffield Inventors' first event after the summer holiday will take tomorrow in the Jackson Room of te Central Library at 18:00, There will be a talk on the Federation of Small Businesses. I don't yet know the name of the speaker but I will announce it on twitter as soon as I find out.

Later in the month there will be a patent clinic on the 9th and Roger Tipple will visit the Library on the 17th. There will also be the "Movers and Shakers" event on the 22nd which I mentioned in "Forthcoming Events: Sheffield - Movers and Shakers"  on 13 Aug 2014.

If you want to learn more about any of these events, call Joyce on (0114) 273 5038 or email her at information.library@sheffield.gov.uk.