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NL – Symposium on the requirement of inventiveness

Posted: November 2nd, 2015

Symposium on the requirement of inventiveness; Patent warming – is the inventive step analysis to blame?

Following the defence of the dissertation ‘The Evolution of the Inventiveness Requirement’ by Lodewijk Pessers (see below), the Institute for Information Law (IViR, University of Amsterdam) organizes an international symposium on the inventiveness requirement in patent law and, more in particular, its relationship with the global growth in patent grants. Speakers include Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss (NYU) and Professor Theo Bodewig (Humboldt University, Berlin).

The symposium, bearing the title “Patent warming – is the inventive step analysis to blame?”, will be held on Saturday 19 December 2015 (11.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.) at the Agnietenkapel (University of Amsterdam),  Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, Amsterdam. Entrance is free.

Registration via ivir@ivir.nl is required. More information may be found here.  

Defence of dissertation

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The day before the symposium, on Friday 18 December 2015 (1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.), Lodewijk Pessers will defend his dissertation ‘The Evolution of the Inventiveness Requirement’ that has been written under supervision of Bernt Hugenholtz (University of Amsterdam) and Sven Bostyn (University of Amsterdam / University of Liverpool). The defence will take place in the Great Hall of the University of Amsterdam (Old Lutheran Church, Singel 411, 1012 XM Amsterdam).

 

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