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the future of Ideas - Intellectual Property

We have NEW starting times!
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Registration: 16:00-16:30,
Conference: 16:30-19:15
Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prins Bernhardplein 200, Amsterdam [next to Amstelstation], free parking.

The speakers are
Kamiel J. Koelman
, Associate Professor, Computer/Law Institute (CLI), Vrije Universiteit: Open source software and software patents
Hans Bousie
, Owner, Bousie advocaten: Intellectual property and intelligent ownership
Hedda Pahlson-Moller
, Managing Director, Omnisource International, Client Executive, Evalueserve: Trends in IP Offshoring
and our moderator Marc Bolick, CEO, Dmarc8 International

Kamiel J. Koelman
Open source software and software patents
The open source method of software development is becoming widespread. Recently, a proposal for a European regulation of software patents was rejected. Koelman will discuss the legal implications of these developments.

Hans Bousie
Intellectual property and intelligent ownership
Intellectual property is all about property so it seems. In the entertainment industry for instance, companies consider music their property. Their emphasis is on them owning the products and owning the creators. Whether this is an intellectual way of behaving is questioned by Hans Bousie. Regardless of whether the balance between ownership and exploitation leans towards one side or the other, the creative industry is bound to suffer.

Hedda Pahlson-Moller
Trends in IP Offshoring
A recent study by Evalueserve highlights the fact that there will be an increasing unmet demand in IP requirements in Europe over the next five years, hampering innovation and pushing up costs for European companies. This shortfall can be met, in part, by outsourcing IP services to third parties in low-cost locations, such as India, in three different models: 1. Third-party vendors providing services directly to companies in Europe, 2. European law firms outsourcing work to the same vendors or 3. European companies setting up own IP units in India. Currently, offshore capabilities include patent searches, drafting and background research; litigation and final filing are still carried out onshore in Europe. Cost savings possible from outsourcing this work are substantial. However, there are varying degrees of risk and reward for each model that should be considered before entering in an offshore relationship.


The language is English.

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