It’s that time of year again. Pesach this year is from 22 – 30 April 2016. The Israel Patent Office is closed, and all deadlines are extended until the first working day which is Sunday 1 May, 2016.
World IP DayWorld IP Day is 26 April 2016. I haven’t heard of any events celebrating this in Israel. The nearest one seems to be the Saudi Arabian World IP Day Symposium which is to be held in the King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST), the Saudi Patent Office (SPO) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) are organizing the Saudi Arabian World IP Day Symposium “Intellectual Property: Towards a Better Economy” on April 26-27, 2016. The Symposium will be joined by IP experts and thought leaders from around the world, including from WIPO, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Thomson Reuters, and The Boeing Company. I was invited to lecture there. However, it seems that getting there would be a little like the Exodus from Egypt.