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Intellectual Property in the International Arena:  WIPO Comes to Stanford

International Property in the International Arena: WIPO Comes to Stanford

November 19, 2010

Stanford Law School

On November 19, 2010, the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology will host a one-day conference to bring to the fore current issues relating to intellectual property and the growing importance of intellectual property in today’s global technology and knowledge driven economy.

The event, which will feature Robert L. Stoll, the Commissioner for Patents, a delegation of senior officials from the World Intellectual Property Organization – including James Pooley, WIPO’s Deputy Director General for Innovation and Technology – and other leading experts from industry and academia, will address the following topics:

•    The Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
•    Copyright in a Networked World – What’s next on the agenda?
•    International Patent Harmonization
•    Future development of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
•    The Importance of International Industrial Design Protection to US Companies:
•    The Madrid Protocol: Successful Filing Strategies for US Companies
•    ADR for Intellectual Property Disputes

Confirmed panelists:

• Michelle Brownlee, Trademark Counsel, Bose
• Alan Datri, Senior Counsellor, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications Sector, WIPO
• Scott Donahey, Arbitrator and Mediator
• William Fryer III, Professor Emeritus, University of Baltimore School of Law
• Christopher George, Senior Attorney, Intel
• Prof. Paul Goldstein, Lillick Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
• Prof. Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Director of the High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara Law School
• Eileen Hughett, International Design Filing Manager, The Proctor and Gamble Company
• Michael Jacobs, Partner, Morrison Foerster
• Kevin Kramer, Associate General Counsel – IP Litigation and Conflicts, Yahoo!
• Prof. Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor, Stanford Law School; Director, Stanford Program in Law, Science, and Technology
• Scott Martin, Executive Vice-President of Intellectual Property, Paramount Pictures Corporation
• Steven J. Metalitz, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
• Richard Owens, Director, Copyright Law Division, WIPO
• Russell C. Pangborn, Senior Attorney, Director of Trademarks, Microsoft
• James Pooley, Deputy Director General for Innovation and Technology, WIPO
• Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke Law School
• Tom Rubin, Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property Strategy, Microsoft
• Pamela Samuelson, Professor, Berkeley Law School; Director of the Berkeley Center Law and Technology
• Robert L. Stoll, Commissioner for Patents, USPTO
• Fred Von Lohmann, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google


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