The implementation of EU Directive on Trade Secrets in Italy and in Europe


Milan (Italy), 24 October 2018

Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano

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After LES Italy’s Annual Assembly, the traditional public debate on the latest news affecting Intellectual Property in Italy and Europe will take place. Focus of this year will be: “The implementation of EU Directive on Trade Secrets in Italy and in Europe“.


The registration fee is 180 Euro (VAT included); Complimentary pass for LES members.

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Boston (USA), 14-17 October 2018


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IP Week 2018


Ideas to Assets: Connecting Markets Through IP

Singapore, 4 – 5 September 2018

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore.

Join the world’s foremost IP thought leaders, legal experts and innovative companies to gain first-hand insights into IP commercialisation and winning strategies that help expand your business into global markets. As Asia’s premier innovation conference, IP Week @ SG 2018 expects over 3,000 participants from more than 40 countries.

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Licensing Course


Napoli (Italy), 12-13 July 2018

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Corso Umberto I , 40 – Napoli


2-day licensing course addressed to companies, law and IP firms, universities and research center to increase awareness on how to protect and maximize the value of ideas through patents, trademarks, design and other Intellectual Property Rights.

The course will be held in Italian.

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Essential Patents and FRAND Licenses – From Standardization to the Calculation of Royalties


Paris (France), 3 July 2018

At Allen & Overy, 52 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris


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For several years, litigation on essential patents has grown exponentially. After concerning mainly the telecoms and electronics sectors, essential patents are now a concern for a great diversity of industries, such as automotive or IoT. In the absence of specific rules governing “Frand” licenses, it is the courts and the competition authorities that set the rules of the game.

Specialists will discuss how the standards are established, what are the main FRAND case law around the world, and how are the royalty rates for essential patents established.

Organized by APEB and LES France, the conference will take place in English and will be followed by a cocktail.

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