UK and Ireland Patent Scholars Network hosted a Works in Progress Research Symposium

The UK and Ireland Patent Scholars Network recently hosted a 'Works in Progress Research Symposium' at Maynooth University organised by co-founders, Naomi Hawkins, Aisling McMahon and Karen Walsh.

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The Research Symposium, which took place on on 7 and 8 July, offered a supportive environment and forum for researchers at all career stages working on areas related to patent law to present their works in progress and gain feedback. This event brought together papers by 15 authors, on a range of contemporary patent law issues over two days of engaging discussion. 

The 15 authors comprised patent law scholars at all academic career stages, from a range of institutions in the UK, Ireland and Canada, namely:

The event also hosted a dedicated panel of papers to launch the recently published Patent Scholars Network Special Issue of the European Intellectual Property Review on ‘Patents in a Changing Europe’. The full workshop program details can be found here

The Patent Scholars Network was founded in 2019, and has since grown to over 40 members. To join the network mailing list, please email:

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