Upcoming event- The 2014 Francis Gurry lecture: “IP in Transition: desperately seeking the Big Picture”

 

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The lecture will be delivered (in Melbourne Sydney and Brisbane) by Jeremy Phillips. Jeremy (or more exactly a fictional andnotoriouscat: the IPKat) has three times, been named as one of IP’s  “Fifty Most Influential People “. The IPKat is widely read, wide ranging and fun.

The lectures Big Picture theme could be of interest to many:

In the face of accelerating changes in the make-up of the world’s economic, cultural and political structure, IP rights face a stress-test. Pulled back into the past by legislative intent and judicial precedent, they are propelled forwards by new technologies, increasingly specialised laws and creative business structures. And they are subject to the constants of the need for justice, the requirement of legal predictability and the demand of due process.  Is there a Big Picture: a vision that can be shared by legislators, IP owners and their lawyers and attorneys?  If so, what does it look like?

 

The lecture will  be streamed  , Mon 17/11/2014  at 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM.  Attendance  is free, but booking is required : Melbourne (12 November), Sydney (17 November) and Brisbane (18 November)

About john Walker

John R Walker Is a professionally practising artist who has exhibited regularly, nationally and internationally, for more than 30 years. His work is held in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, most state and regional gallery collections and in private and corporate collections in Australia, Britain and the USA. John R Walker is represented by Utopia Art Sydney. For more information visit johnrwalker.com.au
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Tyler
Tyler
7 years ago

For those of us who don’t live on the east coast will these lectures be streamed or recorded somewhere?

Nicholas Gruen
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7 years ago

Thanks for the notice David.

I’m not read up on IPKat, but I have to say that his summary of issues is a bit odd – very legal-centric .

The need for justice, the requirement of legal predictability and the demand of due process. Is there a Big Picture: a vision that can be shared by legislators, IP owners and their lawyers and attorneys?

Hmm, will I’ll credit the first and the second and third are second order – and about implementation rather than what to implement. But there’s something awfully absent here. IP is economic policy. We need IP to deliver as good economic outcomes as possible.

Might be worth putting that up there as a first order objective – along with justice.

Nicholas Gruen
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7 years ago
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Yes