The Third WilmerHale UK Intellectual Property Seminar: In Conversation With Former UK and US Intellectual Property Appellate Judges – Sir Robin Jacob and Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa

October 27, 2015 | London, UK


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WilmerHale is delighted to invite you to a seminar in which two former senior intellectual property appellate judges—from the US and UK—will discuss highly topical issues affecting intellectual property law.

In what promises to be an interesting and lively debate, the Rt Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, retired Lord Justice of Appeal in charge of the English Court of Appeal’s intellectual property list, and Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa, former Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will discuss the forthcoming major changes to the European patent system (the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent), and the role of specialist intellectual property judges and courts and the tensions that exist between these and generalist courts at different levels of the appellate structure, including the Supreme Courts.

Sir Robin Jacob is the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in Intellectual Property Law at the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) at University College London. Judge Gajarsa is a Senior Counsel in the Boston office of WilmerHale and the Distinguished Jurist in Residence at the University of New Hampshire. The discussion will be moderated by Trevor Cook and Anthony Trenton of WilmerHale's Intellectual Property Litigation practice.

The seminar will be followed by drinks and canapés.

Seminar Details

17:30 Registration
18:00 - 19:30 Seminar
19:30 - 20:30 Reception