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Global Digital Encounters: The role of IP in a new post-crisis world


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Global Digital Encounters: The Growing Role of Intellectual Property in the Post-Crisis Landscape

THE ROLE OF IP IN A NEW POST-CRISIS WORLD

Global Digital Encounters

Introduction


FIDE (Legal and Business Research Foundation) and TIPSA (Transatlantic Intellectual Property Academy) join forces to organize a serial of digital encounters to be scheduled along the year 2020 around the topic “The role of IP in a new post-crisis world”. All online encounters are opened to any interested person and speakers have been selected among the most relevant IP scholars and professionals all over the world.
 

The situation we live in has highlighted and made unstoppable something that we already knew: we are heading towards a world in which intangible assets are going to be key in a society oriented towards artificial intelligence and the data economy, where Industry 4.0, Biotechnology and Biocomputing will be the keywords for the future.
 

So, the question is served:  if intangible assets are increasingly important, how is the Intellectual Property system duly equipped to respond to the needs of this new world?
 

Let us address this fundamental issue with courage !!!
 

Participation is free but places are limited, therefore early registration is encouraged.
 

The Global Digital Encounters form integral part of the solidarity projects run by both organizations to support the international, European and national plans to overcome the sanitary and financial consequences of the COVID-19

Academic
Co-Director

Laurent MANDERIEUX

Bocconi University. Director of TIPSA. Member of Fide’s Academic Council.

Academic
Co-Director

Manuel DESANTES

University of Alicante. Member of Fide’s Academic Council.

Academic Coordinator

Javier FERNÁNDEZ-LASQUETTY

IE University. Member of Fide’s Academic Council.

Encounter 9: Brexit - European and worldwide IP
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
5pm-6pm
NEW!

Objectives:

For British, European and Worldwide IP, Brexit means a partial fragmentation of a major IP Regional construction. This is a new phenomenon that is going in the exact opposite direction of the international evolution of IP, marked by 140 years of further regional and global harmonization trends. This fragmentation is taking place in the midst of the Covid crisis. Which meanings might be expected from this change largely unwanted by the IP Family? Will the UK and EU approach on various IPRs rapidly diverge? On which IPRs is this scenario likely and can we say that regional and international IP treaties applicable to both the EU and the UK have rendered this “divorce” less painful than what it could have been? How do all these European matters relate to the rest of the world? Speakers from Europe and North America will provide a worldwide picture of this foreseeable changed environment under a deeply transformed post-crisis world and elaborate on possible future scenarios.


Panelists

Professor Alison FIRTH MA, MSc, barrister

Professor emeritus in law, University of Surrey.

Professor Craig NARD

Galen J. Roush Professor of Law and Director of the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Professor Alain STROWEL

IP Professor at the Universities of Saint-Louis, Brussels and at the UCLouvain.

Moderated by:

Professor Gabriele GAGLIANI

Lecturer in Law & Faculty Member at Bocconi University,

WED, FEB 10, 2021 - GDE 9- Brexit, European, and worldwide IP
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Don't miss our 9th Global Digital Encounter on February 10th, 2021.
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Report
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Encounter 8: The Artificial Intelligence and Data-Led Revolution of Copyright and Its Wider Implications

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
5pm-6pm
Video available now!
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Objectives:

Further to the COVID Crisis, Artificial Intelligence and Data are becoming central to the development of mankind, as they are interacting massively with numerous sectors of human activity and creativity. This is necessarily leading to a Revolution of Copyright, that would be connected to ethical, practical and economic considerations relating to AI input, AI output, data mining issues, etc. Mankind, and thus Legislators, are therefore facing unprecedented complex challenges. Which meanings might be expected from this evolution /revolution? Will the US and EU approach further evolve? Would there be space for diverse scenarios, such as further international harmonization? Speakers from Europe and North America will provide a worldwide picture of this pre-revolution legal environment under a deeply transformed post-crisis world, and elaborate on possible future scenarios.


Panelists

Professor Christophe GEIGER

Professor of Law at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg

Professor Daniel GERVAIS

Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law
Director, Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program

Moderated by:

Jur. dr. Ulrika WENNERSTEN

Researcher and teacher in Intellectual Property Law and Market Law, Lund University.

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Readings
 
Report
Encounter 7: Trade Secrets: A Re-Visited Business Tool Towards A New Rebound 
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
4.30pm-5.30pm
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Objectives:

Trade Secrets are among the most attractive, but also misused Intellectual Property Rights. The US has the lead in this IP area. After decades of hesitations, the European Union recently adopted a Directive that offers new opportunities to business, but at the same time is heavily criticized. Fascinating developments are also taking place in Eastern Asia. Also, WIPO is promoting efforts towards better harmonization in this field of IP. In a post-COVID Crisis environment marked by a profound transformation of business and company operations and commercial transactions, including a further digitalization of society, how will trade secrets will play an important role as business tools towards a new rebound, in an evolving business and social format? Which meanings might be expected from this evolution? Will the US and EU approach further evolve? Would there be space for diverse scenarios, such as further international harmonization? Speakers from Europe and the US will provide a worldwide picture of the fast-evolving Trade Secrets environment under a deeply transformed post-crisis environment and elaborate on possible future scenarios.


Panelists

Professor Sharon K. SANDEEN

Director of the IP Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Professor Nicolas BINCTIN

Professor of Law, University of Poitiers

Moderated by:

Javier FERNÁNDEZ-LASQUETTY

Partner at Elzaburu. Professor of IP Law. Member of Fide’s Academic Council

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Readings
Report
Encounter 6: Trademarks as a business tool towards a new rebound
October 30th, 2020
4.30pm-5.30pm
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Objectives:

The post-COVID Crisis environment is marked by a profound transformation of business and company operations, commercial transactions, and consumers approaches to brands including a further digitalization of society and a new geography for key trademarks. Consequently, trademarks will play an important role as business tools towards a new rebound, in an evolving business and social format. How will /may trademarks play this new role? Which meanings might be expected from this evolution? Are trends of the recent past to be simply accelerated, or would there be space for diverse scenarios? Speakers from three continents will provide a worldwide picture of the profoundly evolving trademark environment under a deeply transformed post-crisis environment and elaborate on possible future scenarios.



Panelists

Dr. Alexander VON MUHLENDAHL

Former Vice-President EUIPO

Prof. Irene CALBOLI

Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law.

 

Prof. Xiuquin LIN

Professor, School of Law; Dean, Intellectual Property Research Institute, Xiamen University, PR China.

Moderated by:

Dr. Alberto CASADO CERVIÑO

Former Vice-President EUIPO, Former Vice-President EPO, Former Director-General SPTO.

Flyer
Readings
Report (Coming Soon)
Encounter 5: Artificial Intelligence, Software and Patents:
Towards a Post-COVID Changing Game

September 25th, 2020
 
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Objectives:

The post-COVID Crisis environment is marked by an exponential use of Artificial Intelligence and a further digitalization of society, permitting mankind to overcome major limitations linked to the pandemic, and proposing new options for many activities necessary to the business, consumers, and the entire society. As a consequence, the relation between patents and software protection gets further re-visited choice. Speakers from three continents will provide a broad picture of the increased, but also, changing the role of patents in software and AI in a profoundly transformed post-crisis environment.



Panelists

Dr. Noam SHEMTOV

Reader in IP and Technology Law and Deputy Head of CCLS,
Queen Mary School of Law

Prof. Dr. Xiang YU
Professor at the School of Management and the Director of the Sino-European Institute for IP of HUST.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Marco ALEMÁN

Director of the Patent Law Division at WIPO

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Readings
Report
 
Fidefundacion and the TIPSA, Organizers of the Global Digital Encounters,  present their deepest condolences to Prof. Jane Ginsburg, Member of the Global Digital Encounters Faculty and Speaker at our Inaugural Encounter on 8 May 2020, for the invaluable loss of her mother, US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Encounter 4: IP Arbitration In A Digitally Enhanced World
July 22nd, 2020
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Objectives:

 

The post-COVID Crisis environment is marked by a major breakout of IP legal disputes on contracts that were / are deeply affected in all parts of the world, with a considerable amount of contract breeches. This means a rapid surge in litigation, and fast-increasing interest for Advance Disputes Resolution, both arbitration and mediation. At the same time, this complex new environment brings new challenges and opportunities to arbitration and mediation, in particular on online operations, distance-based operations, small business access to arbitration and mediation, enforceability of arbitration, information and transparency on arbitrators' choice. Speakers will provide a broad picture of the increased, but also, changing role of IP Arbitration and Mediation in a profoundly transformed post-crisis business environment.


Panelists

Catherine A. ROGERS

Penn State Law

Chung Nian LAM

Wong Partnership LLP

Moderator

Ignacio DE CASTRO

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

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Q&A
Report
Encounter 3: International IP and Access to Pandemic Treatments
June 18th, 2020
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Panelists

Prof.
Rochelle DREYFUSS
New York University

Prof.
Henning GROSSE RUSE-KHAN
Cambridge University
Moderator:
Prof. 
Laurent MANDERIEUX
Bocconi University

The 2020 Health Crisis deeply changes perceptions on IP, i.e. how IP is /will /might /should be reshaped in the post-crisis world? This encounter brings due accent, from an international IP perspective, to discovery of diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines and access to covid19 treatment, and lessons we can learn /guess / propose for the future Post-Crisis IP .

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Related News:
Encounter 2: From West to East: Trade, IP and Investment after the Crisis
May 28th, 2020
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Panelists

Antony TAUBMAN
Director, IP Division, WTO

Prof. Ysolde GENDREAU
University of Montreal

Prof. Claudio DORDI
Bocconi University, USAID Trade Facilitation Program Director in Vietnam
Prof. Xavier SEUBA HERNÁNDEZ
Catalonian Open University
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Report
Readings

Related News:
  • United States Copyright Office: Section 512 of Title 17: A Report of the Register of Copyrights (May 2020):
Encounter 1: Challenges of the IP system in a post-crisis environment
May 8th, 2020
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Panelists

Prof. Anselm KAMPERMAN-SANDERS
Maastricht University

Prof. Jane GINSBURG
Columbia University

Prof. Laurent MANDERIEUX
Bocconi University
Moderator: Prof. Manuel DESANTES REAL
University of Alicante. Member of Fide's Academic Council
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