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The Institute for Policy Innovation is holding it's Fifth Annual World Intellectual Property Day Forum on April 26 at the Reserve Officers Association Headquarters Minuteman Memorial Building in Washington, DC. There is no cost to attend this event, but Federalist Society members can receive up to 3 credits of CLE for only $50 by clicking the Register button at the top of this page. All other registrants should RSVP for this event by contacting Erin Humiston at the Institute for Policy Innovation at 972-874-5139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: IP Law and Global Competitiveness
Panel Discussion: Small and Medium Enterprises, IP, Jobs & the Economy
This panel will address and discuss the critical nature of the IP system to the support and functioning of the US economy as demonstrated by small and medium enterprises. SMEs in all industries are becoming increasingly reliant on the protection of IP. Each change, whether via legislation or case law, has a disproportionate impact on smaller businesses as typically a larger percentage of its assets are IP. All legal "reforms" must consider this critical part of the economy and the implications of changes to the current system of legal protections.
Address: The Cult of the Amateur: How the Democratization of the Digital World is Assaulting Our Legal Culture, Our Economy and Our Values
Debate: The Myriad Challenge: Do Biotech Patents Encourage or Deter Innovation?
Last month, a federal trial court rocked the foundations of the biotechnology industry when it invalidated certain gene patents held by Myriad Genetics in Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO. Those challenging the patents have claimed that the patents, which are related to the BRCA 1 and 2 breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes, impeded access to tests needed for basic health care. More generally, some contend that gene patents interfere with basic research and freedom of inquiry. Others contend that gene patents are property rights like any others and serve an essential role in promoting biomedical research, innovation, and economic growth. This debate will address the legal, doctrinal and policy issues involved.
Insider Discussion: View from the Inside: IP Law, Enforcement and Jobs
The Insider Forum is designed to provide participants with a real insight into potential changes on the horizon for the IPR legal regime, and comparing that to the current legal system, including the practical applications which effect creators of content. With a variety of legislation introduced each session of Congress designed to redefine IP rights and enforcement mechanisms, discussion of those with some chance of enforcement is crucial to planning and advising clients. In addition, several Congressional causes have begun, including the Congressional International Anti-Piracy caucus. Participants will receive an update on their collective activities, as well as insight into global IPR activities.
Address: The Impact of Innovation and Intellectual Property Law and Enforcement on U.S. Economic Growth
Panel Discussion: Creative Development: Countries Building Creative Industries
This panel will address the importance of copyright law and other legal institutions to the development of creative industries. Commentators and governments are increasingly recognizing that movie making, music, and other creative businesses are an important source of economic development. However, these businesses depend on well-designed and enforced legal institutions such as copyright. This panel will consider how laws can best be reformed and enforced, nationally and globally, to promote the growth of the creative industries.
A complimentary lunch will be provided.
There is no cost to attend this event, but Federalist Society members can receive up to 3 credits of CLE for only $50 by clicking the Register button below. All other registrants should RSVP for this event by contacting Erin Humiston at the Institute for Policy Innovation at 972-874-5139 or email@example.com.