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Draft Programme

08:00 - 08:45 ~ Breakfast & Registration
08:45 - 09:00 ~ Welcome and Introduction from our President, Stephen Jones
09:00 - 09:30 ~ Keynote Speech ~ Sir Colin Birss, Judge at the Patents Court
09:30 - 10:30 ~  Will AI run the patent system?
10:30 - 11:00 ~ Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 ~ Licensing and litigation standards - essential patents
12:00 - 13:00 ~ Restricting protection of inventions and ideas - are ethics really relevant in IP?
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 ~ 3D Printing
15:15 - 15:45 ~ Designed to fail?
15:45 - 16:15 Tea/Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:15 ~ Hot Topics
17:15 - 17:30 ~ Closing remarks from our Vice President, Julia Florence
17:45 - 19:00 ~ IP Inclusive Networking drinks reception

Please note that a dinner will take place after Congress this year. For more information or to book your place please visit the Congress Dinner 2018 booking page

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