THE ACCESS CHALLENGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: EMERGING ISSUES IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS AND KNOWLEDGE GOVERNANCE

Bucerius Law School held the inaugural academic conference of its Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy in May 2012. The Center's mission is to contribute to scholarship in the critical fields of Intellectual Property and Knowledge Governance from a global perspective.

The academic conference was intended to identify emerging initiatives, ideas and research in Intellectual Property and related fields. The focus was on new approaches to information access, reuse and collective use and on means to incentivize innovation, while dealing with the tension between access and incentives in a balanced manner.

This conference brought together some of the world's best-known thinkers in the field of Intellectual Property and Knowledge Governance. They presented their work and discussed their thoughts on emerging directions and solutions. The ideas shared will likely inform tomorrow's legislation.

Keynote speakers

  • Amelia Andersdotter (Member of the European Parliament)
  • Professor Dr. Graeme Dinwoodie (University of Oxford)
  • Professor Dr. Reto M. Hilty (Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law; University of Zurich)
  • Roger Kampf (World Trade Organization)
  • Professor Jerome H. Reichman (Duke University)