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"Meet the Judge" with Lord Justice Arnold - 1 March 2021

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  • Speaker: Lord Justice Arnold (Court of Appeal)
  • Interviewer: Arty Rajendra (Partner, Osborne Clarke)
  • Host: Veronica Barresi (Assistant Director, King’s Legal Clinic)

LJ Arnold of the Court of Appeal, has celebrity status in the Intellectual Property (IP) world and is the author of the most relevant and thought-provoking IP judgments as well as the highest number of preliminary references to the Court of Justice of the European Union made by a judge.

LJ Arnold will be interviewed on students’ questions. Anything (or nearly) goes! If you have a question for the judge, be it on IP cutting edge issues and policies, innovation, access to justice, the role of a judge or any other pressing matters please send it to veronica.barresi@kcl.ac.uk using “Ask the Judge” as the subject of the email.

We look forward to receiving your questions for the judge and seeing you all there.

About Lord Justice Arnold

Called to the Bar in 1985 LJ Arnold was appointed to the High Court, Chancery Division in October 2008 and was appointed to be Judge in Charge of the Patents Court in April 2013. In March 2016 he was appointed as an External Member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

As a judge he has continued to specialise in intellectual property and in 2017 was made an honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Westminster. In July 2019 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal. Outside his judicial role LJ Justice Arnold enjoys cooking, walking in Suffolk and watching cricket. He has contributed to a number of publications, including as the author of Performers’ Rights (5th ed, Sweet & Maxwell, 2015), the editor of the Halsbury’s Laws of England title Trade Marks and Trade Names (5th ed, Butterworths, 2014) and acted as editor of Entertainment and Media Law Reports from 1993 to 2004 inclusive.

About Arty Rajendrea

Arty is UK Head of IP Disputes at Osborne Clarke. She focuses on litigation and has acted in several leading cases over the past 25 years – in the UK Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and CJEU. She is listed in The Lawyer's Hot 100 for 2021, largely for her role in the Unwired Planet v Huawei case involving Standards Essential Patents and FRAND licensing.


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1 March 2021

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