Recent DCC conference attendances: ANZES 09, All-Energy Australia and more

Recent DCC conference attendances: ANZES 09, All-Energy Australia and more

Recent DCC conference attendances: ANZES 09, All-Energy Australia and more

ANZSES Solar ‘09 – 47th Annual Conference of the ANZSES (Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society)

29 September – 2 October 2009

The ANZSES Solar 09 Conference was jointly hosted by Australia & New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES) and James Cook University in Queensland’s Solar City, Townsville. Townsville is one of seven cities in the Federal Government’s $94 million Solar Cities program. The conference attracted more than 220 delegates including energy researchers, building design and materials professionals, industry and funding bodies from Australia and overseas. Solar 09 featured an impressive combination of notable keynote speakers, in-depth technical papers, case studies and industry presentations.

The conference focused on the latest developments in clean energy technology and included sessions on: wind energy; PV; solar thermal; biomass; the economics of energy; policy and IP; and energy services.

Damon Henshaw a Partner of Davies Collison Cave and Marion Heathcote also a Partner of Davies Collison Cave, presented on ‘The importance of IP protection – A case study’.

All-Energy Australia ‘09

7 – 8 October 2009

The All-Energy Conference was hosted by the Victorian Government and had support from the Clean Energy Council, Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association, Biofuels Association of Australia, Qatar Science and Technology Park and the Institute of Marine Engineering and Technology.

The two day event was held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and attracted more than 1,750 visitors from 15 countries.

The exhibition and conference was dedicated to clean and renewable energy encompassing: solar energy; wind energy; wave energy; biomass energy; geothermal; hydrogen; clean coal; carbon capture and storage; energy efficiency; transmission; carbon trading; as well as research and development; finance; investment; and regulation.

The Conference modelled on the highly successful UK conference and exhibition All-Energy UK, All-Energy 09 attracted an impressive list of keynote speakers, including government ministers, international industry experts and clean energy investor heavyweights, along with 87 exhibitors and a number of networking opportunities.

Richard Brown a Partner of Davies Collison Cave, presented on ‘Intellectual Property Protection for Clean Technology Innovations’.

1st International Conference on Circular Proteins

18 – 21 October 2009

Michael Caine a Partner of Davies Collison Cave, attended the 1st International Conference on Circular Proteins, which was held on Heron Island Resort, Queensland Australia.

The focus of the conference was to discuss the many new classes of gene-coded cyclic peptides and circular proteins that have been discovered in the last decade. Prior to the discovery of these circular peptides, most known circular peptides were assembled using enzymes rather than being ribosomally produced.

The conference provided a setting for researchers working in the field of gene-encoded circular proteins to exchange ideas, decipher common mechanisms of processing and cyclisation, and deliberate the future for potential pharmaceutical and agricultural applications of these molecules.

4th Annual IP Management, Commercialisation & Protection Conference

26 – 28 October 2009

The 4th Annual IP Management, Commercialisation & Protection Conference was held in Sydney. The conference was an intensive cross industry forum for IP Managers, Commercialisation and Licensing Managers, Directors of R&D, and In-house counsel.

Experts addressed many topics including: best practice global IP strategy; valuing intellectual property; gaining successful commercial negotiation outcomes; IP licensing in collaborative ventures; technology transfer; strategic brand & IP protection; IP rights in different jurisdictions; trade mark, copyright and patent law updates; and practical case law.

Leon Allen, a Partner of Davies Collison Cave, presented two sessions; ‘IP Strategy and the Australian IP Landscape’ and ‘Patent Law Update’.

Miriam Zanker, a Senior Associate of Davies Collison Cave, presented ‘A monster, a lion and a laughing kookaburra: Recent trade mark and copyright cases’.