34th Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:00 AM
Cape Town, South Africa
Sep 27

34th Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property.

This event will be hosted in conjunction with the Centre for Business Law, of the University of South Africa. This Congress will explore varying perspectives from across the IP law and policy spectrum, about the developing areas that utilise and are affected by IP. These will include some that are long-standing (e.g., patenting in the life sciences, open innovation and regulation through code) and some that are more recent (e.g. social media, the new GTLDs and nanotechnology). But the emphasis will be new perspectives by scholars viewing matters from diverse positions: from the North, from the South, and from those focused on the new context of the Cloud.

Event Speakers

Bassem Awad is a senior fellow and was previously the deputy director of International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at CIGI.