World IP Day on Thursday, the 24th of April

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I again post regarding: IPI’s Third Annual World Intellectual Property Day Event

WASHINGTON, D.C.–In our global knowledge-based economy, intellectual property (IP) is the key driver of economic growth, trade—and controversy. Debates over IP policy now rage both within and between countries, affecting domestic legislation and international agreements. Join the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) on April 24 for this year’s third annual World Intellectual Property Day policy forum, as we examine IP issues and solutions in America and across the globe.

Keynote Speaker:
Michael D. Gallagher
President, Entertainment Software Association

Digital Technologies: Emerging Challenges, Evolving Strategies
The online IP debate that was once framed as ‘content versus conduit’ is now more nuanced, with increased interdependence on both sides.  This panel will discuss strategies for allowing legal content to flow, in the face of new challenges from both free-riders and over-regulation.

Mitch Bainwol, RIAA
Dan Glickman, MPAA
Steve Largent, CTIA, The Wireless Association

Social and Economic Benefits of IP: Who Wins? Who Loses?
The debate over implementation of IP rules has frequently foundered over the issue of capacity building and the related challenge of demonstrating concrete social and economic benefits from improved IP protection.  This panel will look closely at current international capacity building efforts.

Lien Verbauwhede Koglin, WIPO
Michael A. Gollin, Venable LLP, Public Interest Intellectual Property Advocates (PIIPA)
Mohit Mehrotra, Excel Life Sciences

The Intellectual Property Marketplace: The Role of IP Valuation & Tech Transfer
IP is vital to the growth of wealth in today’s economy. Investors, firms, and universities strive to leverage their intellectual capital, converting “shelfware” into real assets, and attracting needed capital for product development. This discussion will examine the latest trends in new methods for the valuation of IP.

Usha Balakrishnan, Collaborative Social Responsibility Solutions
Abha Divine, Techquity
Robert Cresanti, Ocean Tomo

Combating (Dangerous) Counterfeits:  How Countries are Policing their Borders
The global trade in illicit goods is growing more sophisticated, harming —even killing— consumers around the world, funding organized criminal enterprises and undercutting sales of legitimate products. This panel will explore the challenges businesses and law enforcement face in their efforts to combat dangerous counterfeits.

Michael M. DuBose, U.S. Department of Justice
Nicholas J. Smith, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Charles Williams, Cisco

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Headquarters Minuteman Memorial Building
Minuteman Ballroom, 5th Floor
One Constitution Ave NE
Washington DC 20002

*A complimentary lunch will be provided

Seating is limited- please register today to confirm your participation

RSVP: Erin Humiston
(972) 874-5139 or



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