The lecture will be delivered (in Melbourne Sydney and Brisbane) by Jeremy Phillips. Jeremy (or more exactly a fictional and “notorious” cat: 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?