Innovation Law at Turku, Finland

4th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law
The University of Turku Faculty of Law will host the 4th annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law from May 24-25, 2012.
How are innovation and expression governed internationally, regionally and domestically? New multi-party agreements such as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) have been concluded. The EU and the US include extensive intellectual property chapters in their bilateral agreements with developing countries. Patent laws are also under reform in Europe and the USA. At the same time, criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights proliferates and the threat of damages may assume the role of a deterrent. Furthermore, the changing political and societal role of social media raises questions related to privacy and more generally the regulation of internet-based expression and communication. The focus of the conference is on such recent and on-going changes.

Keynote speakers: Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen of the European Court of Justice and Professor Fiona Macmillan from the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London.