In addition to our regular client-cases we also perform other assignments for our customers, and also for colleagues and students. Here are a few such examples.
Senior Partner lecturer at the conference "PCT before the EPO"
On 1 and 2 October 2014, the EPO organized a second conference "PCT at the EPO" after the very successful one held in June the previous year in Munich. PCT at the EPO 2014 took place in The Hague. The aim of this conference was to update experienced patent attorneys in PCT procedures at the EPO. One of our Senior Partners attended as a speaker for Session 6 on day 2, lecturing on the topic of “Unity of Invention” together with Peter Watchhorn from the International PCT Affairs team in Directorate General 5 (Directorate 5.2.2 under Eugen Stohr) at the EPO.
On November 7, Valea is for the second consecutive year hosting a workshop in Stockholm for the Nordic owners of new top-level domains (.brand). The workshop is arranged together with CSC Digital Brand Services. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss how the trademark owners can utilize its own top-level domain and how to create as much value as possible through the ownership.
Valea has once again contributed with valuable knowledge to innovation students at Halmstad University
For several years Valea has been giving lectures in intellectual property to future innovation engineers in cooperation with Halmstad University. As in previous years, this autumn’s course ended successfully, with the students showing great interest in the subject matter, resulting in a meaningful and inspirational exchange. Behdad Assadi, Anna Maria Lagerqvist and Katrin Lindberg lectured on topics such as patent law, trademarks, design and copyrights, and IP issues relating to software and business methods. Valea’s contribution has proved important and meaningful in raising the awareness and knowledge of the students, who in their future professional role as innovation engineers, almost immediately will come to face with different aspects of the IP field.