[A2k] Panelists Debate Intellectual Property, Trade and Development at American University Washington College of Law Event, Oct. 16

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Thu Oct 11 05:33:56 PDT 2012


Panelists Debate Intellectual Property, Trade and Development at
American University Washington College of Law Event, Oct. 16 

 

Interdisciplinary Event to Convene Policymakers and Academics from
Multiple Fields 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C., Oct. 9, 2012 - American University Washington College
of Law will host a multidisciplinary event bringing together academics,
civil society, and policy makers to examine how intellectual property
affects economic growth in countries at different levels of development,
and analyze the way the United States ratifies trade agreements.  

The event is cohosted by the law school's Program on Information Justice
and Intellectual Property <http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/> , and the
non-profit group Public Citizen.  

The first of two morning panels will include professors of economics,
law, and business, who have written on linkages between intellectual
property, innovation, and determinants of growth. The second panel will
feature the authors of the recent-and often cited-Department of Commerce
report Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus.
The authors, representing the biotechnology industry and non-profit
sector, have each been involved in the TPP negotiations. 

Yale Law Professor Oona Hathaway will deliver a lunchtime lecture,
presenting her critique of the way trade agreements are implemented in
the United States via executive agreements, and her proposal to create a
more balanced, democratic, and effective system for international
lawmaking in the United States. Her talk will be followed by a response
from NYU Law Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss.

Webcast and registration information is available here:
http://pijip-impact.org/ip-trade-development
<http://pijip-impact.org/ip-trade-development>  

AGENDA

9:00 a.m. - Academic Perspectives on Intellectual Property and
Development

*         Walter Park <http://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/wgp.cfm> ,
American University

*         Jerome Reichman <http://law.duke.edu/fac/reichman/> , Duke
University

*         Michael Ryan <http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/ryanmp/> ,
Georgetown University

10:30 a.m. - Government, Industry and Civil Society Perspectives

*         David Langdon
<http://www.pijip-impact.org/events/ip-trade-development/david-langdon-b
io/> , Department of Commerce

*         Joe Damond
<http://www.pijip-impact.org/events/ip-trade-development/joseph-damond-b
io/> , Biotechnology Industry Organization

*         Burcu Kilic
<http://www.pijip-impact.org/events/ip-trade-development/burcu-kilic/> ,
Public Citizen

*         Rashmi Rangnath <http://www.publicknowledge.org/user/1558> ,
Public Knowledge

12:00 p.m.  - Lunch is served

12:15 p.m. - Presidential Power Over International Law: Restoring the
Balance After ACTA

*         Lecturer: Oona Hathaway
<http://www.law.yale.edu/faculty/oonahathaway.htm> , Yale Law School

*         Comments: Rochelle Dreyfuss
<https://its.law.nyu.edu/facultyprofiles/profile.cfm?personID=19888> ,
NYU Law School

2:00 p.m. - Close

 

Media inquiries should be directed to Megan Smith
<mailto:megans at wcl.american.edu> , public relations coordinator,
202-274-4276.  

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About American University Washington College of Law 

In 1896, American University Washington College of Law became the first
law school in the country founded by women. More than 100 years since
its founding, this law school community is grounded in the values of
equality, diversity, and intellectual rigor. The law school's nationally
and internationally recognized programs (in clinical legal education,
trial advocacy, international law, and intellectual property to name a
few) and dedicated faculty provide its 1700 JD, LL.M., and SJD students
with the critical skills and values to have an immediate impact as
students and as graduates, in Washington, DC and around the world. For
more information, visit wcl.american.edu <http://wcl.american.edu/> . 

 

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Mike Palmedo

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

W: 202-274-4442 | M: 571-289-3683

wcl.ameican.edu | infojustice.org | pijip-impact.org

 

 

 

--

Mike Palmedo

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

W: 202-274-4442 | M: 571-289-3683

wcl.ameican.edu | infojustice.org | pijip-impact.org

 




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