Agenda: Need of patent and patent support services. Scope of outsourcing of patent and/or copyright support services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT
GOAL to host a Web Conference on “Unknown Futures And The Known Past: What Copyright Can Learn From Patent In The New Technological Age?”
Date: 29 Aug 2012.
Time: 9:00 AM (PDT).
Duration: 100-120 minutes including Q & A.
- Trevor Cook, Partner, Bird & Bird, UK.
- Alasdair Poore, Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP, UK.
- Luis Schmidt, Partner, Olivares & Cia, Mexico.
- Gwilym Roberts, Partner, Kilburn & Strode LLP, UK.
Key topics to be discussed:
- How copyright has been pressed into service to protect functional creations (e.g. computer programs)
- How, in doing so, copyright lacks the checks and balances already built into the patent system (e.g.: appropriate duration, appropriate exceptions such as scope for research use and availability of compulsory licenses)
- How, in doing so, copyright is at risk of being stretched beyond its natural limits in efforts to protect the underlying functionality rather than its expression (look and feel controversy for computer programs, only resolved in the USA by accepting that patent could protect such underlying functionality
- How these issues are exacerbated in the digital age by the effective extension of copyright to control mere use as in effect a restricted act where this was never the case before
- Pressures on copyright being experienced in relation to traditional copyright works in the digital age
- Need of patent and patent support services
- Comparison of case studies – patent vs copyright
- Scope of outsourcing of patent and/or copyright support services
This Web Conference is designed for:
- Buyers of legal outsourcing services – law firm partners, counsels, IP counsels and IP lawyers, solo practitioners based in US, UK and other markets;
- Service Providers of legal outsourcing services – LPO executives, emerging LPOs from vendor locations in Asia, Africa, UK/Europe, America and others;
- Investors, Software Vendors, Researchers, Academicians and other interested stake holders of LPO industry.
GOAL(Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers) is the first membership based international non-profit trade association for the legal outsourcing industry made up of the top international legal/IP outsourcing service providers, law firm partners, counsels, solo practitioners, government representatives, legal association representatives, other outsourcing service providers, consultants, academicians, investors, training and placement companies, software companies and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of legal outsourcing in a global environment.