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The blue card directive: The EU's green card? (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Ball, R. (2010, September). The blue card directive: The EU's green card?. Paper presented at SLS Annual Conference

Directive 2009/50 (the “Blue Card” Directive) was adopted on 25 May 2009. This paper will analyse the aims and scope of the Directive along with the rights granted to holders of the Blue Card. The main part of the paper will consist of a critical co... Read More about The blue card directive: The EU's green card?.

The European and EU patents court: Is that really the best we can come up with? (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Ball, R. (2010, September). The European and EU patents court: Is that really the best we can come up with?. Paper presented at SLS Annual Conference

The subject of the creation of the EU Patent System can be traced back to 1957 , with countless faltering on the way. There appears now to be real prospects for its introduction over the course of the next five years. Part of the new system will be t... Read More about The European and EU patents court: Is that really the best we can come up with?.