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TUESDAY, 21 JUNE 2022
Sustainable innovation recognised at European Inventor Award

The winners of the 16th European Inventor Award were announced today (21 June) in a hybrid ceremony.

Many of this year’s winners and finalists were notable for their contribution to sustainable development in areas such as biochemistry, energy storage and waste management:

  • Estonian scientists Jaan Leis, Mati Arulepp and Anti Perkson won in the “Industry” category for their invention of superior carbon-based materials for ultracapacitors, which provide quick-charging, long-lasting energy sources for industry and electric cars.
  • Claude Grison of France won in the “Research” category for a method of using plants to extract metal elements from polluted soil around mining sites to use as ecocatalysts.
  • Canadian/US chemist Donald Sadoway was recognised in the “Non-EPO countries” category for developing a liquid metal battery to store solar and wind energy: the liquid batteries retain 99% of their original capacity over 5,000 charging cycles to provide a cost-effective long-term storage solution.
  • Swiss biotechnologist Madiha Derouazi, French immunologist Elodie Belnoue and their team won the “SME” category for pioneering a new medical platform to make therapeutic cancer vaccines.
  • The new Young Inventors prize was shared by (1) Victor Dewulf and Peter Hedley (Belgium/UK) for their AI-driven waste management system and (2) Erin Smith (US) for an AI-powered app that uses video footage to enable early detection of Parkinson’s disease. Both winners were awarded a cash prize of €20,000.
  • Hungarian-American biochemist Katalin Karikó was presented with the lifetime achievement award for her work on modifying mRNA for use in the human body, leading to its use in vaccines for COVID-19 and other diseases.
  • The popular prize, voted for online by the public, was won by Elena García Armada of Spain. She invented the first adaptable exoskeleton for children who use wheelchairs. More than 23,000 votes were cast for the prize.

Next year’s event will be held in Valencia and nominations are now open.

More information, including a recording of the ceremony, is available on the EPO’s dedicated website.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 16.57
Tags: EIA, EPO, Katalin Karikó ,
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FRIDAY, 10 JUNE 2022
WIPO webinar on 15 June

Class 99 readers might be interested in the WIPO webinar on “How to Avoid – and Reply to – Common Irregularities” taking place at 10.00 am European time on 15 June 2022.

WIPO says:

This webinar is designed to help users of the Hague System to successfully file error-free applications in order to speed up the international filing process.

We will share with you some of the common irregularities that arise when filing international design applications, and tips on how to avoid them.

We will also guide you through the different ways to reply to irregularities.

Find out more and register on WIPO’s website here.

This is part of WIPO’s series of webinars on the Hague System. You can read more about the webinars in the series here.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 18.02
Tags: WIPO, Hague System, webinar, Irregularities,
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MONDAY, 6 JUNE 2022
AI and copyright: last chance to register!

The MARQUES webinar on artificial intelligence and copyright issues will take place this Friday 10 June from 15.00 to 16.30 CET.

There are still places available and you can register here.

Registration is €100 (MARQUES members) or €135 (non-members). Participants can receive a certificate of attendance after the event.

The webinar will provide an overview of how AI is regulated in Europe, citing relevant case law in the copyright field, and will provide an overview of legislative initiatives.

The speakers will also discuss how these issues are dealt with in the United States and discuss whether the work-made-for-hire doctrine is a possible solution for AI-created works. They will address the need for a new legislative framework for works created by robots.

The webinar will conclude with an interactive discussion on whether copyright should protect AIs as authors.

Sign up now to join this highly topical and relevant webinar!

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 14.16
Tags: AI, copyright, webinar,
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MONDAY, 9 MAY 2022
AI and copyright webinar – new date!

The next MARQUES webinar will explore artificial intelligence and copyright issues. It will now take place on Friday 10 June from 15.00 to 16.30 CET.

The webinar will provide an overview of how AI is regulated in Europe, citing relevant case law in the copyright field, and will provide an overview of legislative initiatives.

The speakers will also discuss how these issues are dealt with in the United States and discuss whether the work-made-for-hire doctrine is a possible solution for AI-created works. They will address the need for a new legislative framework for works created by robots.

The webinar will conclude with an interactive discussion on whether copyright should protect AIs as authors.

Registration is €100 (MARQUES members) or €135 (non-members). Participants can receive a certificate of attendance after the event. Find out more and register here.

The webinar is organised by the MARQUES Copyright Team and the speakers are:

  • Sara Söderling, AWA Sweden AB
  • Slobodan Petosevic, Petosevic Doo
  • Liza Erazo, Erazo Munoz & Co
  • Caroline Perriard, BrandIT
Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 17.31
Tags: copyright, AI, cyberspace,
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TUESDAY, 26 APRIL 2022
MARQUES webinar on AI and copyright

The next MARQUES webinar will explore artificial intelligence and copyright issues. It will take place on Thursday 12 May from 15.00 to 16.30 CET.

The webinar will provide an overview of how AI is regulated in Europe, citing relevant case law in the copyright field, and will provide an overview of legislative initiatives.

The speakers will also discuss how these issues are dealt with in the United States and discuss whether the work-made-for-hire doctrine is a possible solution for AI-created works. They will address the need for a new legislative framework for works created by robots.

The webinar will conclude with an interactive discussion on whether copyright should protect AIs as authors.

Registration is €100 (MARQUES members) or €135 (non-members). Participants can receive a certificate of attendance after the event. Find out more and register here.

The webinar is organised by the MARQUES Copyright Team and the speakers are:

  • Sara Söderling, AWA Sweden AB
  • Slobodan Petosevic, Petosevic Doo
  • Liza Erazo, Erazo Munoz & Co
  • Caroline Perriard, BrandIT
Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 10.45
Tags: copyright, AI, work made for hire,
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MONDAY, 11 APRIL 2022
New self-service functions in eHague

WIPO has launched new self-service functions in eHague, which make it quicker and easier to manage your international design portfolio.

The new features include the ability to appoint or remove a representative, request changes to the name and/or contact details of an existing representative and see the status of requests.

This means it is no longer necessary to download, complete and send forms DM/7, DM/8 or DM/9.

You can find out more on WIPO’s website here.

WIPO says more self-service functions will be added later this year, including management of holder details and multi-factor authentication across all eHague services.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 10.33
Tags: eHague, WIPO, international design,
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THURSDAY, 24 MARCH 2022
WIPO webinar focuses on Hague System

WIPO’s next webinar introducing its activities will focus on industrial designs and the Hague System. It will take place on Thursday 31 March at 14.00 CET.

The webinar is free of charge and held in English. According to WIPO, it “will provide a general overview and will be useful for those interested in learning more about the ongoing projects in this area”.

You can find out more and register for the webinar here. It is scheduled to last one hour.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 09.36
Tags: WIPO, webinar, The Hague,
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