Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Building a Career in Intellectual Property

  • Melbourne Law School, Room 102 (Level 1) (map)
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Have you considered pursuing a career in the area of intellectual property? Do you want to learn more about the career opportunities on offer in this unique area?

This panel event will feature three professionals from leading intellectual property firms who will share their insights into the unique career opportunities available in IP. We are delighted to announce that the panel will include:

  • Chris Jordan, Director and IP Lawyer, Davies Collison Cave

  • Dr Annabella Newton, Patent Attorney, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

  • Dr Jing Fung Tan, Patent Attorney, Griffith Hack

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided following the session, providing audience members with networking opportunities to speak directly with the panel members.

Please register your attendance here.

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Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Website Blocking Injunctions: Lessons from the UK and EU

  • Melbourne Law School, Room 920 (Level 9) (map)
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As Australian courts begin to apply s 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), it is timely to consider the experience of the English and European courts in relation to website blocking injunctions.
 
This presentation by Dr Jaani Riordan will consider the evolution of blocking remedies in the European Union, including:

  • emerging practices in relation to jurisdiction, discretion, costs, and safeguards;
  • the extension of blocking remedies to new categories of wrongdoing under the courts’ inherent jurisdiction;
  • the new phenomenon of ‘live’ blocking orders which target infringing transmissions of live sports broadcasts; and
  • practice and procedure in blocking applications.

Dr Jaani Riordan is a barrister at specialist intellectual property chambers 8 New Square in London, and has appeared in major blocking cases including Cartier International AG v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 658 and Football Association Premier League Ltd v British Telecommunications plc [2017] EWHC 480 (Ch).  He is the author ofThe Liability of Internet Intermediaries (OUP, 2016).

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Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Panel talk: #Trump, #Brexit and the laws on data

The Melbourne Law School Science and Technology Law Association (SATLA) and the Victorian Society for Computers and the Law (VSCL) are co-hosting a panel discussion on the use and regulation of data analytics. This event will commence at 6pm and be followed by drinks and nibbles at 7pm. The event will be held at Melbourne Law School in Room G08.

Panelists for this event are Jon Lawrence (Executive Officer at Electronic Frontiers Australia), Tim Van Gelder (Co-lead on the SWARM Project and founder of Austhink), James Bailey (Data Analytics Prof) and Priyanka Nair (Tech and Privacy Lawyer).  

Topics up for discussion include: (a) techniques used in data analytics; (b) Cambridge Analytica and its use of psychometrics; (c) data being used to influence decision making; and (d) the state of laws governing the use of data - are they adequate?

Attendance is free, but spaces are limited, so please register here.

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Innovation, commercialisation and the law
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Innovation, commercialisation and the law

Have you ever had a great business idea but weren't sure what to do to make it a reality? This event, hosted by the Melbourne Law School Science and Technology Law Association (SATLA), will give you the chance to hear first hand from entrepreneurs, lawyers and venture capitalists about their experiences and insights in commercialising great ideas. Our panel includes:

- Philip Catania, partner and IP specialist at Corrs Chambers Westgarth
- Scott Vandonkellar, CTO of Zero Latency and a pioneer in free roam virtual reality
- Troy McCann, Managing Director and co-founder of the Melbourne Space Program
- Dr. Michael Panaccio, co-founder of Starfish Ventures


The panel discussion will be followed by a networking session over drinks. Please register your attendance here.

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Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Regulation of AI Systems

Join us for a panel discussion on the regulation of artificial intelligence systems. Panelists for this event are:

  • Cyberlaw Professor Andrew Christie (Melbourne Law School),
  • Data scientist Chris Hausler (Zendesk),
  • Technology law partner Michael Pattison (Allens), and
  • Philosophy and ethics professor Rob Sparrow (Monash School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies)

Topics up for discussion include self-driving cars, autonomous weapons systems, ethical decision-making frameworks and where the liability falls for the actions of AI systems.

Please register your attendance here.

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