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Intellectual Property & Information Law Workshop | Industry and Policy Perspectives

Intellectual Property & Information Law Workshop | Industry and Policy Perspectives

Description

Name of Event - Intellectual Property & Information Law Workshop | Industry and Policy Perspectives

Date & Location - 6 June 2024 - Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen, 10am-4pm

Introduction 

Join us as we bring together top industry leaders who will share their exclusive insights, tips, and stories on everything from patents to data privacy. Whether you're a legal pro, a curious entrepreneur, or just someone who loves learning about how innovation meets the law, this event is for you. Come join the conversation, make new connections, and get inspired to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of IP and information law. Don't miss out – reserve your place today.

 

Course Content

This day provides the opportunity for participants to enhance and build on their knowledge of intellectual property and information law, and consider how it can be used in a practical context in scenarios which involve a wide range of expertise.  The day will be of interest to IP and information law, practitioners, regulators, activists, marketing professions and innovators interested in growing their business. We are excited for a day in which we will all learn from each other and in particular from our expert panel of speakers. 

 Introduction and Law

10.00-10.15am Abbe Brown: introduction and plan for day 

10.15-10.45am Abbe Brown: IP and information law basic issues/reminder and building on short scenario sent out in advance

Sector leadership

10.45-11.45am: Catriona Campbell (EY and Scotland AI lead, MBE)

Thoughts on how such scenarios might be faced in practice and engagement with IP and IT issues in her professional world, followed by discussion.

11.45am-12.30pm lunch and informal networking

Industry experiences

12.30 -2.00pm

Marcus Wishik (TaurxPharma, Aberdeen health entrepreneur, patent litigator as a party/witness and in house counsel)

Ehud Reiter (UoA Computer Science entrepreneur Arria)

Bethany Evans (engineer, innovator, entrepreneur)

Their thoughts on how such scenarios might be faced in practice and how they engage with IP and IT issues in their professional worlds, followed by discussion.

2.00-2.20 Comfort break/coffee

Regulatory and public engagement perspectives

2.20-3.00pm

Chris Croly (UoA PERU)

Matthew Rice (IT practitioner and activist, ICO and ORG)

Roundtable 

3.00-4.00pm

Lead by participants on learnings and challenges in taking an interdisciplinary and practical approach to diverse challenges which are arise in real life.

A Certificate of Attendance is awarded after the course is completed.  

 

Current University of Aberdeen Students or Alumini - £150

External Attendees - £275

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Mastering Diplomacy: Summer School in Negotiation Skills (1 week course)

Mastering Diplomacy: Summer School in Negotiation Skills (1 week course)

Description

Date & Location: 3 June – 7 June, (Monday – Friday, 0930-17.00) University of Aberdeen Campus

A description of the event:

Introduction

Embark on a transformative journey this summer at the University of Aberdeen's immersive Summer School, tailored for final year UG students, PGTs, and PGRs in law, business, politics, or international relations. Dive deep into the realm of international trade law negotiation, honing essential skills through interactive sessions and 'mock' agreements. Secure your place now for an unmatched learning experience.

Course Content

This is an intensive and highly interactive course that provides students with training in the practical skills necessary to successfully negotiate international trade agreements. It examines the disciplines, tactics, politics, bargaining power, conduct and process of international trade negotiations. It covers the basic principles of negotiations, the elements of decision-making in trade policy and the negotiating strategies and phases of trade negotiation at domestic and international level.

As part of the course, students negotiate 'mock' international trade agreements which provides them with real life experiences of trade negotiations and with the understanding of how trade negotiations are conducted.

The course will be delivered by Luis Gonzalez Garcia of Matrix Chambers, London. He will provide insight into the art and science of negotiating trade and investment agreements based on his decades of experience in government and private practice. Luis served as trade negotiator for Mexico from 1998-2008. He participated in the negotiation of more than 10 free trade agreements and six bilateral investment treaties. He also participated in the negotiation and amicable settlement of international disputes between governments and foreign investors. Luis was responsible in Mexico for the implementation of the FTA with the European Union which was the first comprehensive trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU with a nation in the Americas. He has been an external consultant to several States and international organisations including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on international dispute settlement, trade and investment policy.

Topics covered include: The lecturer adapts the course material to cover current developments. However, the below is indicative of the practical and substantive topics covered during the 1-week course.

Building your skills as a negotiator:

          Fundamentals of negotiation

          Process of negotiation

          Negotiation principles

          Negotiation skills

          Introduction to the international trading system

          The politics of trade negotiations

          The structures and processes of trade negotiations

          Bilaterial and multilateral negotiation

          Analysis of negotiating styles of the US, EU and China

          Trade wars

          Customs and trade facilitation

By the end of the course participants will:

      have the knowledge and understanding of key disciplines in international trade,

     understand the process and conduct of international trade negotiations,

     possess the skills and techniques required to become successful negotiators, and

     demonstrate improved personal skills through exposure to the everyday dynamics of negotiations.

Please note, there is a 2-week summer school option available for this course. Please visit Mastering Diplomacy: Summer School in Negotiation Skills (2 week course) | University of Aberdeen (abdn.ac.uk) for more details.

A Certificate of Attendance is awarded after the course is completed.

Current University of Aberdeen students and Alumni attendees: £650

External attendees: £900

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Mastering Diplomacy: Summer School in Negotiation Skills (2 week course)

Mastering Diplomacy: Summer School in Negotiation Skills (2 week course)

Description

Date & Location: 3 June – 14 June, (Monday – Friday, 0930-17.00) University of Aberdeen Campus

A description of the event:

Introduction

Embark on a transformative journey this summer at the University of Aberdeen's immersive Summer School, tailored for final year UG students, PGTs, and PGRs in law, business, politics, or international relations. Dive deep into the realm of international trade law negotiation, honing essential skills through interactive sessions and 'mock' agreements. Secure your place now for an unmatched learning experience.

Course Content

This is an intensive and highly interactive course that provides students with training in the practical skills necessary to successfully negotiate international trade agreements. It examines the disciplines, tactics, politics, bargaining power, conduct and process of international trade negotiations. It covers the basic principles of negotiations, the elements of decision-making in trade policy and the negotiating strategies and phases of trade negotiation at domestic and international level.

As part of the course, students negotiate 'mock' international trade agreements which provides them with real life experiences of trade negotiations and with the understanding of how trade negotiations are conducted.

The course will be delivered by Luis Gonzalez Garcia of Matrix Chambers, London. He will provide insight into the art and science of negotiating trade and investment agreements based on his decades of experience in government and private practice. Luis served as trade negotiator for Mexico from 1998-2008. He participated in the negotiation of more than 10 free trade agreements and six bilateral investment treaties. He also participated in the negotiation and amicable settlement of international disputes between governments and foreign investors. Luis was responsible in Mexico for the implementation of the FTA with the European Union which was the first comprehensive trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU with a nation in the Americas. He has been an external consultant to several States and international organisations including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on international dispute settlement, trade and investment policy.

The lecturer adapts the course material to cover current developments. However, the below is indicative of the practical and substantive topics covered in weeks 1 and 2 of the course.

Week 1: Building your skills as a negotiator:

·         Fundamentals of negotiation

·         Process of negotiation

·         Negotiation principles

·         Negotiation skills

·         Introduction to the international trading system

·         The politics of trade negotiations

·         The structures and processes of trade negotiations

·         Bilaterial and multilateral negotiation

·         Analysis of negotiating styles of the US, EU and China

·         Trade wars

·         Customs and trade facilitation

Week 2: A chance to put your skills into practice through case studies, presentations and negotiation simulations:

·         Negotiating with local and foreign governments

·         Inter-agency negotiation simulation

·         Business-government sector negotiation simulation

·         International trade negotiation simulation

·         Negotiating regulations in trade agreements

·         Negotiating trade in services

·         Negotiating investment protection

·         Negotiating trade and social policies (labour, human rights and environment)

 By the end of the course participants will:

·         have the knowledge and understanding of key disciplines in international trade,

·         understand the process and conduct of international trade negotiations,

·         possess the skills and techniques required to become successful negotiators, and

·         demonstrate improved personal skills through exposure to the everyday dynamics of negotiations.

Please note, there is a 1-week summer school option available for this course. Please visit Mastering Diplomacy: Summer School in Negotiation Skills (1 week course) | University of Aberdeen (abdn.ac.uk) for more details.

A Certificate of Attendance is awarded after the course is completed.  

Current University of Aberdeen students and Alumni attendees: £850

External attendees: £1,300

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