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virtual, augmented and mixed realities

6/7 April 2017

stationers' hall


programme day 1

opening speeches

  • Dr Gaetano Dimita, Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law, CCLS

  • ​Trevor Fenwick, Executive Chairman, Euromonitor International Ltd, Court Assistant, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers

  • Professor Spyros Maniatis, Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Head of CCLS

virtual and augmented reality

Chair: Professor Spyros Maniatis, Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Head of CCLS


  • Canon Pence, General Counsel, Epic Games, Current State of VR/AR Development (and Predictions for the Future)

  • Alexandre Rudoni, Partner, Allen & Overy, Virtual Reality and the Law

  • Arty Rajendra, Partner, Osborne Clarke, Augmented Reality and Intellectual Property Law


Chair: Andreas Lober, Partner, Beiten Burkhardt

  • Felicia Strehmel, Executive Project Manager & Strategy Lead, BBC & William Hayes, Senior Technology Lawyer, Legal & Business Affairs, BBC, Digital Storytelling through Immersive Technologies: Managing the dynamics of content creation, curation and consumption

  • Sean F. Kane, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit & Selz, The Law on representing real buildings in AR and VR

  • Ross Dannenberg, Senior Partner, Banner & Witcoff, Mixed Reality Aesthetics: The importance of design patents and industrial designs in AR/VR


Chair: Professor Uma Suthersanen, CCLS, QMUL

  • ​David Greenspan, Adjunct Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law, The Evolution of Licensing

  • Paul Gardner, Partner, Osborne Clarke, Licensing rights in the games industry challenges and solutions

  • Professor David Musker, Professor of International Design Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, QMUL, Who is merchandising who?

mind games

Chair: Professor Chris Reed, CCLS, QMUL


  • Dr Kimberly Voll, Senior Technical Designer, Riot Games, ‘How the brain works in VR’

  • Luciana Carvalho Se, Chief Evangelist for Realities Centre & Racefully, Hacking the brain: NeuroVR & how to harness body-virtual ownership for real change

  • Professor Jon Festinger QC, Centre for Digital Media; Allard School of Law, UBC; Honorary Industry Professor, CCLS, QMUL, ‘Trusting Ourselves: Freedom of Thought in Virtual Reality’

launch of the interactive entertainment law review

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