This seminar brings together social scientists, lawyers and judges to explore the cognitive burden and mechanics of litigation strategies on inventive step. Inventive step standard is the corner stone of a patent system that incentivises the right kind of technical advances. However, using expert evidence for an objective view on inventive step can present practical difficulties with logical consequences for decision-making.
In this unique event we will conduct a vignette-based survey in real time, followed by responses and discussion of results by a distinguished panel.
This event is particularly suited to those with patent litigation experience.
Survey questions can be taken on a phone or tablet and the link to materials will be emailed at the event. Wifi will be available at the venue but please bring a personal device to receive the questions.
CPD points will be available for registered participants who respond to the survey.
The event will begin promptly at 6 pm.
Sir Richard Arnold.
Sir Colin Birss (UK High Court).
Professor Christopher Robertson, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, University of Arizona.
Dr. Matthias Zigann, Presiding Judge, Regional Court Munich I, 7th Division
Dr Siva Thambisetty, Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dominic Adair, Partner at Bristows and Anna Edwards-Stuart of 11 South Square will also contribute as discussants. Survey materials prepared by Alan Johnson, Partner at Bristows.