Aug 25-27: Global Congress on Public Interest Intellectual Property Law

REGISTRATION

The global intellectual property landscape has witnessed important changes in recent years. Most notably, the public interest dimension of intellectual property has emerged as a paramount concern. Though there seems to be a fairly broad agreement on the need for a more balanced intellectual property system which effectively promotes innovation, views diverge on how to best achieve it.  The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest will bring together scholars, policymakers, and policy advocates to discuss and to deliberate about the opportunities for constructing a positive policy and research agenda.

AUGUST 25 - OPNENING PLENARY

1:00 Welcome Remarks by Prof. Sean Flynn

1:15 Introduction, Dean Grossman

1:30 Keynote Presentations

  • Peter Jaszi - IP Expansion and What to Do About it
  • Pam Samuelson - Changing Technology and Public Interest Legal Reform
  • Bernt Hugenholtz - Framing the Public Interest Agenda in Copyright
  • Carlos Correa - Perspectives from the South on IP and Innovation

3:30 Moderated Discussion

4:00 Coffee

4:15 Panel: Towards Positive Agendas in International Intellectual Property Law

  • Moderator: Ahmed Latif
  • Jamie Love, Knowledge Ecology International
  • Sangeeta Shashikant, Third World Network
  • Amy Kapczynski, Berkeley Law
  • Ed Black, CCIA (invited)

6:30 Closing - Michael Carroll

6:45 Reception

AUGUST 26-27: CLOSED SESSIONS AND WORKING GROUPS AUGUST 26-27 [Further information]

The Global Congress on Public Interest Intellectual Property Law is a joint project of the following hosts and sponsors: WCL Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Fundação Getulio Vargas’s Center for Technology and Society (Brazil), the American Assembly at Columbia University and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (Geneva), Google Inc., the International Development Research Centre, Open Society Foundation, the Institute for Global and International Studies at George Washington University, Seattle University School of Law and the American University International Law Review .