Date: 24 September 2021. Professor Dinusha Mendis will be an invited speaker at the Singapore Technology Law Festival 2021 (TechLawFest). Together with panellists, Dr Stanley Lai (Head of Intellectual Property, Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore), Mr. Benjamin Gaw (Director, Drew and Napier LLC, Singapore) and Mr. Chia Hock Lai (Co_Chairman, Blockchain Association of Singapore), Professor Dinusha Mendis will explore the copyright implications of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and what it means for the future of IP law.

Drawing on the results of a project completed for the European Commission, the talk will consider the IP implications arising from 3D printing and 3D scanning, with particular focus on copyright and cultural organisations. In doing so, the presentation will give an insight into the IP implications surrounding the 3D printing and scanning process, from the perspective of designing a CAD file to sharing, printing and distributing it.

Cambridge Information and Intellectual Property Meeting (CIIPM) for Legal Practitioners will be held virtually for the first time. The theme of the event will be ‘Maximising your IP Portfolio with ‘2020’ Vision’. Professor Dinusha Mendis will join speakers from industry, policy and academia to discuss future innovations and its implications for IP law. In particular, Professor Mendis will focus on the implications for 3D printing, with an emphasis on the past, present and future.

Organised by the the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) in collaboration with the European Commission, the event will explore design aspects relating to 3D printing and 3D scanning. Basing the recently published report co-authored by Professor Dinusha Mendis and co-authors on the ‘Intellectual Property Implications of Industrial 3D Printing’ this talk will focus mainly on the design implications relating to 3D printing and 3D scanning.

This presentation will provide an overview of the commissioned project completed for the European Commission in April 2020. Combining an in-depth legal analysis with empirical data drawn from interviews with 40+ industry stakeholders, the talk will draw on the findings as well as setting out the conclusions and recommendations from seven sectors which were explored, as part of this project. Amongst them, the health sector was considered, and the presentation will further provide an insight into some of the findings to be considered during the current pandemic.
The invited talk was delivered as part of the seminar series of Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) at University of Cambridge.

The panel examine mechanisms for co-ordinating access via international IP agreements, how international investment protection might interfere with national access measures, why it is important to adequately manage the public interest in technology transfer agreements, and how 3D printing can help fight the pandemic.

In preparation for the autumn transition to online teaching of most IP courses, the UK Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) and the US Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU),  held a first, well attended (70 registrants), international Zoom workshop on July 8th to share good practice and practical tips amongst IP educators.

The 2019 edition focused on Copyright and AI, Brexit, legal tech and copyright, funding of copyright claims as well as legal case law and legal updates.

Professor Dinusha Mendis from the Department of Humanities and Law at Bournemouth University explored the copyright issues surrounding technologies such as 3D printing and 3D scanning and offered a number of insights from her recent research including insights from her recently published co-edited book, 3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation.

The project commissioned by the European Commission to Bournemouth University, aims to formulate a clear picture of the Intellectual Property (IP) framework that could enhance the competitiveness of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector in Europe. As such, the workshop was attended by academics, practitioners, businesses and policy makers thereby bringing together key stakeholders in the field of 3D printing and IP laws.

Date: 26 September 2019 Event: New Issues in Piracy: IPTV and New Business Models Location: EU Intellectual Property Office, Alicante Spain

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