[A2k] KEI brown bag lunch with Shira Perlmutter, January 27, 2012

Krista Cox krista.cox at keionline.org
Thu Jan 12 08:51:14 PST 2012


KEI brown bag lunch with Shira Perlmuter, January 27, 2012

On January 27, 2012, KEI will host a brown bag lunch with Shira Perlmutter.
Shira was recently appointed the Administrator for Policy and External
Affairs of USPTO. This position was most recently held by Albert Tramposch,
who replaced Arti Rai, the first Obama appointee.

Shira has extensive experience in the public and private sector. Most
recently Shira was Executive Vice President for Global Legal Policy for the
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), after leaving
a position as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual
Property Policy at Time Warner. Shira had earlier worked at the World
Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the U.S. Copyright Office. A
graduate of Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania Law
School, Shira was a member of the Obama Administration transition committee
on intellectual property, and recently one of the leading candidates for
the job of register of copyrights. Her brother Saul was a co-winner of the
2011 Nobel prize for phyisics.

At the Copyright Office, Shira advised Congress on the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act of 1998 and served on the U.S. delegation that negotiated the
WIPO Internet Treaties. (See this 1996 LOC press release) At USPTO, she
will have responsibility for a wide range of domestic and international
public policy, and will play a key role in the Inter-agency reviews of the
intellectual property chapter for the TPPA, the contents of the US Special
301 list, the WHO negotiations on intellectual property and innovation, and
all WIPO negotiations.

The event will take place at the KEI offices, 1621 Connecticut Avenue,
Suite 500, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. This is an open event, but please RSVP
by noon on January 26.

Date: January 27, 2012
Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Knowledge Ecology International
1621 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009

Contact: Krista Cox
krista.cox at keionline.org

Krista Cox
Staff Attorney
Knowledge Ecology International
(202) 332-2670

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