The brave new world of IP

Intellectual property developments, including gene patenting and the challenges of social media, will be among topics canvassed at a landmark international legal forum hosted by UNSW on 30 March 2011.

Intellectual property developments, including the controversy surrounding gene patenting and the challenges presented by the rise of social media, will be among topics canvassed at a landmark international legal forum hosted by the University of New South Wales this month (30 March 2011).

The forum will consider significant commercial, legislative and litigation issues that impact on the use of Intellectual Property in Australia and the USA. Presentation topics include 'The Gene Patenting Controversy', 'Intellectual Property and the Social Media' and 'Proposed Intellectual Property Legislative changes'.

Keynote speaker will be Chief Judge Randall Rader of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Judge Rader is an engaging and dynamic advocate who has been a leading figure in the promotion of IP rights as a vehicle for the orderly distribution of the benefits of research and development.

Other speakers and participants include Justice Annabelle Bennett of the Federal Court of Australia, Philip Noonan, Director General of IP Australia, David Catterns QC, Owen Malone Vice President Intellectual Property, Fosters, and Professor Adam Liberman, UNSW Law Faculty.

What: Intellectual Property Forum
When: 8.30am - 4.00pm, 30 March 2011
Where: Hilton Hotel, Pitt St, Sydney

The forum is sponsored by Minter Ellison, Griffith Hack, IP Australia and the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand.

The forum is open to all interested parties. Program and registration details are available at www.cle.unsw.edu.au , or by calling 02 9385 2267.

Media contacts: Adam Liberman, UNSW Professorial Visiting Fellow, 02 9385 2250; Steve Offner, UNSW Media, 02 9385 8107