Access Challenges at Bucerius, in Hamburg

The Access Challenge in the 21st Century: Emerging Issues in Intellectual Property Laws and Knowledge Governance

May 18-19, 2012
Bucerius Law School
Hamburg, Germany

The Bucerius Law School is pleased to invite you to the inaugural academic conference of its Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy. 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 is intended to identify emerging initiatives, ideas and research in Intellectual Property and related fields. The focus is 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 brings together some of the world’s best-known thinkers in the field of Intellectual Property and Knowledge Governance. They will present their work and discuss their thoughts on emerging directions and solutions. The ideas shared will likely inform tomorrow’s legislation.

We anticipate a stimulating exchange of ideas between speakers and audience, with ample opportunity for discussion.

Keynote speakers
•Amelia Andersdotter (Member of the European Parliament)
•Professor 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)

Additional features
•Expanded coverage of ACTA and the European Parliament’s approach
•Young scholars’ panel (selected young scholars will present their work)
•Networking breaks, dinner reception and post conference sightseeing trip

We hope you will also enjoy the beauty and numerous attractions that are offered by Hamburg in May. Please check out our Culture and Sightseeing options. Should you need assistance, please contact Natja Rühl.