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What’s on this week April 23-27

Managing IP lists the IP meetings, conferences and decisions to watch out for this week

Sunday April 22 to April 24

Rethink Music conference is being held in Boston.

Monday April 23

Start of the 22nd session of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union, Geneva

Tuesday April 24

Meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body in Geneva. On the agenda are a status report by the US on section 110(5) of the US Copyright Act; a status report from the EU on measures affecting the approval and marketing of biotech products; and a status report from China on measures affecting trading rights and distribution services for certain publications and audiovisual entertainment products.

Court of Justice of the EU issues an opinion in UsedSoft, a case relating to the resale of computer software.

General Court of the EU issues decision in Leifheit v OHMI (EcoPerfect).

Wednesday April 25

General Court of the EU issues decision in Brainlab v OHMI (BrainLAB)

Thursday April 26

World IP day: The WIPO celebrates visionary innovators.

The European Commission holds a conference in Brussels on the enforcement of IP rights as part of a review of the Directive by the Commission.

Meeting of the EPO’s Technical and Operational Support Committee in Munich

Court of Justice of the EU rules in DR and TV2 Danmark, a copyright dispute relating to broadcasters.

Friday April 27 to April 28

The Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference is being held in Tampa.

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Counsel from BMW and Finnegan explain how they got an NPE to sign a covenant agreeing not to sue the automaker ever again
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Sarah Harris, partner at Williams & Connolly, reveals how her team secured a copyright victory at SCOTUS and reflects on why the case matters
We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
A Court of Appeal judge demanded respect for solicitor-judges after reprimanding a barrister for his 'unwise' words
Speeches at the UPC inauguration highlighted the gap between the unitary patent dream and the reality today
Sources with experience on both sides of the Atlantic believe hugely profitable US law firms may still take some convincing before agreeing to partner with a UK outfit
IP counsel urge the government to restrict safe harbour exceptions available to intermediaries and clear up doubts with the existing law
A New York lawyer could face sanctions after citing fake judgments generated by ChatGPT, but that doesn’t mean practitioners should shy away from AI
Klaus Grabinski told delegates at a UPC inauguration event that the proposed SEP regulation would limit access to justice