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8th Francis Gurry Lecture on IP: “What does a good IP system look like? Good for whom?”

Posted On October 24, 2016
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Pippa Hall, Chief Economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office, will present the 2016 Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property, on the topic “What does a good IP system look like? Good for whom?”

The Lecture will be delivered in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth on 21, 22 and 24 November, respectively.

In a world where the intangible assets of intellectual property are of increasing commercial significance, governments are looking to IP as the engine of economic growth. Governments are also asking how can we ensure that the IP system is fit for purpose and meeting its objectives? Knowing how to answer this question has never been more timely, given the Productivity Commission’s review of the IP system in Australia.

Pippa Hall will use economic theory and evidence to assess the relative costs and benefits of the IP ecosystem, and how this translates into evidence-based policy-making and law reform. She will share the UK’s experiences of reforming its IP regimes (copyright, patents, trade marks, designs), and help us to know what a good IP system looks like – and for whom it is good.

Attendance is free, but requires registration.

  • Melbourne: Mon, 21 November 2016, 6:15pm, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton - register here
  • Sydney: Tues, 22 November 2016, 6:15pm, Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt St, Sydney - register here
  • Perth: Thur, 24 November 2016, 12:30pm (inc. light lunch), Wrays, 56 Ord St West Perth - register here

 

Panel discusses artificial intelligence (AI) and the law

Posted On March 7, 2016
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The Melbourne Law School’s Science and Technology Law Association and the Victorian Society for Computers & the Law are co-hosting a seminar on “Do we need laws for AI?”

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us in room G08 at Melbourne Law School for a panel discussion on the regulation of artificial intelligence systems. Panelists for this event are cyberlaw professor Andrew Christie (Melbourne Law School), data scientist Chris Hausler (Zendesk), technology law partner Michael Pattison (Allens), and philosophy and ethics professor Rob Sparrow (Monash School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies).

Topics up for discussion include self-driving cars, autonomous weapons systems, ethical decision-making frameworks and where the liability falls for the actions of AI systems.

Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar.

Seating for this free event is limited, so please register to attend at http://www.vscl.org.au/event-2186661

 

7th Francis Gurry Lecture by Justice Birss to be streamed live

Posted On September 2, 2015
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The 7th Francis Gurry Lecture, to be delivered by The Hon. Mr Justice Birss, on the topic “To boldy reform IP dispute resolution: Experience in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, will be streamed live on 2 September 2015, at 18:15 Melbourne time, here.

Justice Birss to present 2015 Francis Gurry Lecture in Sydney and Melbourne

Posted On August 28, 2015
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The Honourable Mr Justice Birss, judge of the High Court of England and Wales, will present the 2015 Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property, in Sydney on 31 August and in Melbourne on 2 September.

Justice Birss will speak on the topic “To boldly reform IP dispute resolution - Experience in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court”.

Between 2010 and 2013 a series of reforms took place in the Patents County Court in London which led to the foundation of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.  The reforms were a radical attempt to improve access to justice in intellectual property cases.  A particular focus was on disputes involving smaller and medium sized enterprises.  Colin Birss was appointed as a judge in 2010 to take charge of the court and implement the reforms.  Today the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court is a success.  In his lecture the judge will share his experiences of the court, addressing the nature of the reforms, how they worked in practice and what lessons can be learned.

Attendance is free, but requires registration.

Sydney: Monday, 31 August 2015, 6:15pm, Wesley Conference Centre, 221 Pitt St – register here

Melbourne: Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 6:15pm, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St – register here

Gurry Lecture by Jeremy Phillips to be streamed live on Nov. 12

Posted On November 10, 2014
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The 2014 Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property, to be delivered by Dr Jeremy Phillips, will be streamed live beginning at 6:15pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on Wednesday 12 November.

Access to the stream will be available from here.

Dr Phillips will speak on the topic “IP in transition: desperately seeking the Big Picture”.

For those wishing to attend in person, the Lecture will be presented in:

  • Melbourne: 12 November, 6:15pm – Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton
  • Sydney: 17 November, 6:15pm – Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt St, Sydney
  • Brisbane: 18 November, 12:30pm – Fisher Adams Kelly, Level 29, 12 Creek St, Brisbane

Registration for the Lecture, which is free to attend, can be made by clicking the link on the relevant city above.

 

Jeremy Phillips to paint the ‘Big Picture’ of IP

Posted On October 9, 2014
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The 2014 Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property will be delivered by Dr Jeremy Phillips, on the topic “IP in transition: desperately seeking the Big Picture”.

Jeremy Phillips is a Professorial Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London; a consultant to London-based firm Olswang LLP; the founder of a number of highly successful IP magazines and journals, including Managing Intellectual Property; and the force behind the notorious “IPKat” weblog.

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?

Dr Phillips will provide his answers to these questions in the Lecture, to be presented in:

  • Melbourne: 12 November, 6:15pm – Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton
  • Sydney: 17 November, 6:15pm – Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt St, Sydney
  • Brisbane: 18 November, 12:30pm – Fisher Adams Kelly, Level 29, 12 Creek St, Brisbane

Registration for the Lecture, which is free to attend, can be made by clicking the link on the relevant city above.

WIPO DG to speak on re-thinking the role of IP

Posted On July 31, 2013
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Dr Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO, will deliver a public address on ‘Re-thinking the Role of Intellectual Property’ in late August.

The free public lecture, hosted jointly by the Melbourne Law School and the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, will be held in Sydney on 21 August and in Melbourne 22 August.

Registrations can be made online using the links above for each city.