Oxford based law firm White & Black has announced that it will be sponsoring an annual prize for best essay in LLM European and US Law of Patents for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London.
(left to right) Professor Duncan Matthews. (QMIPRI), Nika Videtic (LLM student 2021-22), Tom Carver (Partner at White & Black). Photo via © Captis Imagery.
The inaugural prize was awarded to Nika Videtic for her essay analysing how exceptions and exclusions to patentability have evolved in European and U.S. legal systems. On 9 June 2022, Tom Carver of White & Black , a specialist IP, corporate and commercial law firm, awarded the prize to Nika in person during a ceremony at the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI) Annual Conference, which took place at the Hon Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London. The White & Black essay prize will run for an initial period of three years and Professor Duncan Matthews, convenor of the LLM European and US Law of Patents module, said ‘Queen Mary University of London is recognised internationally for excellence in IP law. We are extremely grateful to White & Black for its generous support and this recognition of our postgraduate students’ academic achievements’.