Events

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World IP Day 2019: Reach for Gold

Posted on Mar 27, 2019

World IP Day 2019: Reach for Gold

On 25 April 2019 the Chair of IP Law, in cooperation with Innovus, will celebrate World IP Day with a public seminar on the theme Reach for Gold: IP and Sport. The seminar will include discussions on the sports nutrition, cutting-edge technologies in sports, high performance technology support, sport concussion diagnosis and the rise of e-sports. The event will allow attendees to encounter a variety of groundbreaking innovations and is followed by a cocktail reception. The event is sponsored by IP law firms Spoor & Fisher and Von Seidels. Attendance is free and open to the public, subject...

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IP Public Lecture 2018 – Patent Enforcement Lessons for SA Policy Development

Posted on Jul 22, 2018

IP Public Lecture 2018 – Patent Enforcement Lessons for SA Policy Development

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED Watch the video of the lecture below. The annual Intellectual Property Law Public Lecture, presented by the Chair of IP Law and the Faculty of Law, will take place on 16 August 2018. Prof. Dr. Christoph Ann will deliver the lecture on the topic Patent Enforcement – lessons for SA policy development. He will discuss the link between a meaningful patent system and the ability to effectively enforce patent rights. In light of the proposed changes to the South African patent system, his topic is particularly relevant and will include lessons learned by the EU patent...

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Book Launch: Owen Dean’s latest novel Summit Syndrome

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Book Launch: Owen Dean’s latest novel Summit Syndrome

Prof Owen Dean’s latest work, The Summit Syndrome, is still fresh off the presses and is already attracting wide attention and resounding praise (read more here). This fictional courtroom drama is inspired by a real and fascinating copyright infringement/plagiarism case in SA and is a riveting read for everyone. Protea Bookshop will host a launch of the book on Saturday 23 June in the form of an interview with Prof Dean about  the story behind the story and the many peaks along the journey from renowned IP practitioner and leading academic to novelist. The event is open to the...

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LES IP Valuation Course

Posted on May 14, 2018

LES IP Valuation Course

The Licensing Executives Society (LES) of South Africa , in collaboration with Parallel North – Sweden, will be hosting a  course on intellectual property valuation under the theme “Realising Value from Intangible Assets”. To be an expert IP valuator, you need to understand IP rights, commercial considerations and in the South African context also regulatory issues. It is not simply benchmarking of royalties or all valuations being the same. Each IP valuation must make sense within its environment. During this two-day course, you will learn the basics of IP valuation,...

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Movie Screening #worldipday

Posted on Apr 18, 2018

Movie Screening #worldipday

To celebrate world IP day, Stellenbosch University, Innovus, the Chair of IP Law and Spoor & Fisher will host a private screening of the film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on 25 April to coincide with the World IP Day Seminar, which will start later on the same day. The film, starring Oprah Winfrey, is based on the award winning non-fiction book of the same title by Rebecca Skloot. It documents the story of Henrietta Lacks, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in the 1950s, and whose HeLa cells  would change the course of cancer treatment. The Immortal Life of Henrietta...

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World IP Day Public Seminar: Powering Change

Posted on Apr 12, 2018

World IP Day Public Seminar: Powering Change

Looking for the most recent event? Click here.  On 25 April 2018 the Chair of IP Law at the Faculty of Law, and Innovus, marked World IP Day by hosting a public seminar followed by a Q&A panel session on the theme Powering change: Stellenbosch womxn in innovation and creativity. The focus of this seminar was the people behind the innovation, creativity and social impact that underlies IP rights in South Africa and the value of inspired work. It highlighted the personal journeys, views and experiences of six remarkable women who have made, and continue to make, an impact on society by...

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