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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

IPI's 10th Annual World Intellectual Property Day Forum April 30, 2015

Free breakfast and lunch with very cool speakers! Too bad I have work. :(

Info below:

Event Details
Breakfast: 9:00 AM
Program: 9:30 AM TO 1:00 PM
Reserve Officer's Association (ROA) Headquarters
Minuteman Ballroom
One Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC 20001
*Complimentary lunch will be served.

Get up, stand up. For music (and for IP!)
Please join the Institute for Policy Innovation for our signature event celebrating World Intellectual Property Day.

Keynote Address
 Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA)
Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, House Judiciary Committee

Panel: The Making of A Global Artist in the Digital Economy
In an era when musicians can directly upload their music to iTunes and other sites, what is the role of the record label? This panel features executives from major record labels.
Scott Hendricks, Artist Recruitment and Development, Warner Music
John Fleckenstein, Global Marketing, RCA Records
Mark Piibe, Digital Licensing and Strategy, Sony Music
Mike Baro, Sales and Distribution, Universal Music

Keynote Address
Michele Woods
 Director, Copyright Law Division, World Intellectual Property Organization

Panel: Patent Reform? Litigation Reform? Which?
Many are asking the question, “Didn’t we just do patent reform? Or are we now talking about litigation reform?” In this panel, hear from an array of patent reform players from the pharmaceutical, software, and retail industries, and discover whether there is potential for common ground. Can we fix some of the problems with extortive demand letters and other abusive behaviors without undermining a patent system that has helped facilitate America’s innovation economy? Isn’t everyone’s goal to make the patent system more robust and reliable?
Diane K. Lettelleir, Chief IP Counsel, JCPenney
Laurie Self, Vice President and Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Bruce Artim, Director, Federal Affairs, Eli Lilly

Panel: International Challenges and Opportunities for IPRs
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nearing completion and other trade agreements (TTIP) underway, intellectual property issues are central to U.S. trade. For example, is India’s new Modi government more friendly to IP? In this panel, we’ll hear from Michele Woods, Director of the Copyright Law Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as from industry representatives and trade negotiators on America’s international IP challenges and opportunities.
Thaddeus Burns, General Electric
Joseph Damond, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Patrick Kilbride, Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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