[A2k] Advance registration for Global Congress

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Thu Aug 11 10:55:56 PDT 2011


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[To register, go the pull down menu under the "Event Information" subtitle and select the Global Congress event and fill out the rest of the form.]


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.


The opening session will begin at 1pm August 25 with a public discussion about the changing technological and policy landscape that affects creative and innovative activities in numerous aspects of social life. This part of the meeting will be in plenary session and will be open to the public and webcast <http://infojustice.org/public-events/global-congress>  live and on demand. 



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: Towareds Positive Agendas in International Intellectual Property Law


    Moderator: Ahmed Latif

    Nandini Kotthapally, Government of India, Permanent Mission to WIPO

    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




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 .


Sean M Fiil Flynn

Associate Director

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) 

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