Over the past decade the processes and structures of intellectual property litigation have changed dramatically in the UK. Since 2010 the Patents County Court has been comprehensively reformed and reconstituted as the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, a process that has affected the both the volume and types of claims taken at the venue. At the same time, there has been a growth in IP litigation at the High Court level, showing that the UK remains a major jurisdiction for IP dispute resolution. Furthermore, preparations have taken place for the UK to host one of the central divisions of the Unified Patent Court, a new patent court for participating EU member states. This lecture makes use of recent empirical research in the area of IP litigation to examine what the post-Brexit IP litigation landscape is likely to look like in the coming years. 

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Each year the OIPRC hosts a number of leading academics from around the world as part of its Invited Speaker Series. These events typically run from 5:15-6:45pm on Thursday evenings at St. Peter’s College; if the venue or time is different, it will be noted on the Events calendar.  The Speaker Series consists of a presentation of about 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session with the assembled group of academic staff, students (both undergraduate and graduate), researchers, and interested members of the public.  Discussion is informal and includes participants from several disciplines, with a wide range of prior knowledge.

Refreshments and snacks are served at the conclusion of the discussion.  All are welcome.

This year’s schedule evolves throughout the year, but a 2016 - 2017 listing is available here.