Fourth Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy

Conference / Symposium
For NYU Community

Bocconi University and Polytechnic Institute of New York University Present:

The Generation, Protection and Management of Innovation In An Age Of Converging Technologies, A Transatlantic Conference on Creativity, Invention and Intellectual Property

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The Fourth Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy continues the tradition of bringing together the highest quality presenters from both sides of the Atlantic to identify, explicate and explore the roles of innovation, Intellectual Poperty (IP) and IP management in  national and global contexts.   This one-week conference and course will focus on IP Rights management, with an inter-disciplinary approach, including IP law, IP economics, IP business and IP real life practicalities.  Topics range from the the genesis, encouraging and harnessing of innovation to the theoretical, legal and practical aspects of securing and managing rights in those innovations.  To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln (the only U.S. president to have a patent issued to him), this course places in a current, international context, Lincolns observation that IP adds the fuel of interest to the fire of genius. 

The lectures will be presented at Polytechnic Institute of NYU's NYC ACRE Business Incubator at 160 Varick Street in New York City. Among the rights discussed are protection for ideas, trade secrets, copyrights, utility patents, design patents, design rights, trademarks, trade dress and rights of publicity.  The lectures will be presented by leading IP scholars, researchers and practitioners from Europe and from the USA.  Presentation techniques will range from broad discussions of principles and policies to specific application of management and legal principles in the context of specific industries and case studies.  In addition, as detailed below, there will be a special dinner for all attendees on Thursday, August 26.

The cost of attending the conference is 998 Euro or 1,500 U.S. dollars.  For those wishing to attend only the last two days of the conference, the price is  600 Euro or 800 U.S. dollars. Participants registered with NYU-Poly may exercise the option to receive 1.5 credits for attendance of the full conference (and successful completion of academic assignments relating to one or more of the covered topics).  Also, we are currently working to secure New York Continuing Legal Education credits for portions of the conference.

The conference is organized by Bocconi University of Italy and Polytechnic Institute of NYU in cooperation with:

  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • The European Patent Office: EPO Academy;
  • Interuniversity Centre on the Law of International Economic Organizations (State University of Genoa, State University of Milan, Bocconi University, State University of Turin, State University of East Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro);
  • Queen Mary University of London, School of Law;
  • Universidad de Alicante Fundacin General; and
  • University of Trento, Italy

The presentations from the academy are listed below, along with some of the speaker's materials if you wish to download them. 

Monday, August 23, 2010
The Art of Innovation - Dr. Joseph Nadan
Managing Innovation Part I - Dr. Andres Fortino
The Patenting of Human Genes A Cautionary Tale - Dr. Myles Jackson (Presentation)
IP and Technology Transfer in National IP and Innovation Strategies - Francesca Toso

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Toward a Global Intellectual Property System - Laurent Manderieux (Presentation 1) (Presentation 2)
IP and Science, IP and Culture - Stefano Breschi (Presentation)
Geographical Indicators - Mariano Riccheri (Presentation)
Preserving Diversity - Mariano Riccheri (Presentation)
From Intellectual Property to Control Over Digital Information - Roberto Caso (Presentation)
EU Perspectives on Patenting Software - Eugenio Archontopoulos
Managing Creativity in an Age of Converging Media - Aurelio Lopez Tarruella (Presentation 1) (Presentation 2)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Managing Innovation Part II - Dr. Andres Fortino
The Emerging Trend of Technology Transaction Management - Gary Rinkerman
University IP Generation and Technology - Bruce Niswander
The Innovation Think Tank at NYU - Dr. Charles Camarda

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property - Guido Westkamp (Presentation)
The Role of Arbitration in Resolving Transnational Intellectual Property Disputes - Catherine Rogers
From Idea to Embodiment - Gary Rinkerman
From Embodiment to Commercialization - Gary Rinkerman

Friday, August 27, 2010
For Whom the Bell Tolls? - Gary Rinkerman
The Widening Net for Potential Defendants - Gary Rinkerman
Avoiding Intellectual Property Liability - Philip Cardinale  (Presentation)
The Evolution of Intellectual Property Rights - Gary Rinkerman (Presentation)
Goldmines and Pitfalls: Advanced Concepts - Gary Rinkerman

Price: $1500US / €1000Euro