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IP Law Café - February 18th 2016


IP Law Café - February 18th 2016
Kate Hartnett Solicitor - William Fry Solicitors, Dublin
"IP and Disruptive Technology: 3D Printing'

We are pleased to announce the next event of the IP Law Café at the University of LImerick. Designed for practitioners, business people, academics and anyone who has to deal with IP issues on a daily basis or is just curious about the role Intellectual Property plays in the modern commercial world, the Café is a series of afternoon engagements focussed around a specific topic with input from a recognised expert in the field. It is then followed by lively discussion among all the participants providing for networking, peer learning and development in the crucial area of Intellectual Property.  This month the discussion will focus on IP issues that arise in disruptive technology and in particular the area of 3D printing.

Kate Harnett
Kate is a solicitor on the  corporate technology team in William Fry Solicitors and is also an Irish Registered Trade Mark Attorney and Community Trade Mark Attorney.  Previously, Kate worked for a number of years in the corporate and commercial law department of another Dublin firm where she advised on a variety of general corporate and intellectual property law issues with particular experience in working with technology companies and on early stage investments.   Prior to that, Kate worked as a criminal defence solicitor and as a prosecution solicitor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.  Kate has also lectured law and criminology on the MA in Criminology at Dublin Institute of Technology and guest lectured at the Law Society of Ireland, the University of Limerick and at various events and conferences.  Kate has a particular interest in technology law

Further details
The IP Law Café takes place every month during 2015/2016. All meetings are held in the Millstream Common Room at the University of Limerick at 4pm and food and refreshments are served. Admission is free but we would appreciate prior registration of interest by email to
Future dates for your diary:
March 10, 2016 Professor Robert Clark, Arthur Cox Solicitors, Dublin: EU Digital Rights Directive
April 21, 2016 Susan  M. Richey, Deputy Chief Judge, US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board: Brand Valuation

ICEL Director: Raymond J Friel, School of Law, University of Limerick
Email:; ICEL Website:

Venue: Millstream Common Room
Time: 4pm onwards
Services: Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Cost: Free
CPD Points: 1.5 points available on request
How to get here:
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