Call for Applications: Patent Autumn School 2023

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YEREVAN, Armenia — The Association of Intellectual Property Lawyers of Armenia (AIPR) and the American University of Armenia (AUA) proudly present the first Patent Autumn School 2023, inviting interested individuals to apply.

The Patent Autumn School will feature an exceptional lineup of speakers renowned for their extensive expertise in patent law. These experts will lead in-depth lectures, interactive workshops, and engaging discussions to upskill participants, expanding their knowledge and interpretation of the provisions in patent law. In recognition of current global circumstances, the classes will be taught in a hybrid mode of in-person and online sessions. This format aims to accommodate the diverse schedules and preferences of the participants.

To ensure maximum flexibility, all sessions are scheduled after standard working hours.

Registration Deadline: October 15, 2023, at Register Here

Participation Fee: AMD 55,000

Participants who successfully complete the course and final examination will be conferred a certificate.

Tentative Agenda:

Day 1: Intellectual Property Rights: Introductory Part
Lecturer: Mariam Ayvazyan – LLM, University of Colorado Law School; co-author of the book “Media Law”; permanent member of AIPR.

Day 2: Introduction to Patent Law and Preparing and Filing a Patent Application in Armenia 

Lecturer: Avetis Peryan – Head of Inventions and Industrial Designs Examination Department 

Day 3: Patent Infringement
Lecturer: Angelika Simonyan – Intellectual Property Manager at PMI Science R&D Center Armenia 

Day 4: Emerging Issues in Patent Law and Intellectual Property Law
Lecturer: Khachatur Papanyan – U.S. Patent Attorney at Arluys IP

Day 5: Workshop։ Legal Drafting of IP contracts

Lecturer: Hayk Malkhasyan – LLM, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Senior Legal Advisor at EBRD-Supported Investment Council Armenia 

Day 6: AI and Patent law
Lecturer: Adelaida Baghdasaryan – Attorney at law, LL.M. Program Chair, Assistant Professor at AUA; legal council at Picsart Inc

Day 7: Commercialization 

Lecturer: Annie Davtian – Attorney at law, CEO, and Founding Partner at Lawsuit LLC ; lecturer at Russian-Armenian University 

Innovation Management

Lecturer: Sergei Gasparyan – Business Development Executive (B2G) at Synergy; Լecturer of Innovation Management at Yerevan State University

Day 8: Innovations
Lecturer: Edgar Karapetyan – Director of Strategy and Innovation at Galaxy Group; Lecturer at Russian-Armenian University

Day 9: Pharmacology and Patents 

Lecturer: Narine Avagyan – Ph.D., Judge at Anti-Corruption Court of the Republic of Armenia; Associate Professor at Yerevan State University Faculty of Law

Day 10:

Lecturer: Arpine Hovhannisyan – Lawyer, former Minister of Justice of Armenia; former Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia; Associate Professor at Yerevan State University Faculty of Law

In addition to the above, online lectures will be delivered by:

Anna Lapa – Patent Attorney and Biotechnologist at the Russian Federation 

Gabriel Cifrodelli – University of Glasgow 

Karen Tonoyan – Patent Attorney and Founder of Tono Law Group LLC

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values.