The Changing Role of Intellectual Property in Asia: Moving Beyond "Producers" and "Consumers"

Friday, March 7th, 2008
All day conference

Nat'l Soybean Research Center, Rm 149

1101 W. Peabody Urbana

Event Description

9:00am           Introduction
Glen Hoetker, CAS Resident Associate, University of Illinois

9:15am               Keynote Address
The Changing Role of Intellectual Property in Asia; National Innovation Policies of India and China
Alan Wm Wolff, Dewey and LeBoef LLP, Washington DC

10:30am          Intellectual Property and Economic Development

Doris Long, The John Marshall Law School
Jerome Richman, Duke Law School
Jayashree Watal, (Intellectual Properties Division), World Trade Organization
Moderator: Thomas Ulen (Law), University of Illinois

1:30pm             Intellectual Property and Agriculture

Srividhya Ragavan, University of Oklahoma College of Law
Guanming Shi (Agricultural and Applied Economics), University of Wisconsin
Brian Wright (Agricultural and Resource Economics), University of Californiam Berkeley
Moderator: Bryan Endres (Agricultural Law), University of Illinois

3:15pm             Intellectual Property and Venture Capital

Robert Kneller (Intellectual Proterty), Univesity of Tokyo
Ulrike Schaede (Japanese Business), University of California, San Diego
Paul Vaaler (International Business), University of Minnesota
Moderator: Janet Bercovitz (Business, Institute for Genomic Biology), University of Illinois


9:00am             Intellectual Property, Piracy and Trade
Fred Abbott, College of Law, Florida State University
Richard Komaiko, US-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Antony Taubman, World Intellectual Property Organization
Moderator: Todd Allee (Political Science), University of Illinois

11:00am            What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Now

Moderator: Jay Kesan (Law), University of Illinois


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