The University of Louisville proudly welcomes the second annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law:
The University of Louisville is proud to host the second annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law on August 21 and 22, 2009. The Conference, a follow-up to the 2008 conference held in Turku, Finland, is a cooperative effort of the University of Louisville School of Law, University of Turku Faculty of Law, Drake University Law School, Michigan State University College of Law, and the IPR Center in Helsinki, Finland. We also acknowledge and appreciate the support of Middleton Reutlinger and Stoll Keenon Ogden.
This year's conference will focus mainly on the role intellectual property and communications law play in the dissemination of information. As a result, discussion will focus on how the legal system helps (or hinders) the development of knowledge. For example, we anticipate one or more sessions dealing with licensing and franchising issues. Other topics include the role of intellectual property registration, the law governing trade secrets and confidential information, remedies, and the special case of university inventions and works. Many of the participants have come from outside the United States and will make presentations with an international or comparative perspective.