"IP in rapidly developing industries - does it stimulate innovation? The seemingly unstoppable wave of innovation accompanying the rise of digital technologies and digital design over the last ten years has infiltrated all aspects of modern life, raising the prospect of the need for new economic models and posing challenges to the IP system as we know it. These and many other fascinating issues will feature on the agenda of the European Patent Forum and PATINNOVA 2009. The first of its kind to focus on IP in rapidly developing industries, the conference will bring together applicants, patent attorneys, innovation stakeholders and experts from research and politics. Day one of this unique three-day event will focus on the system's role in the knowledge society, while the second and third days will be dedicated to policy issues and current legal and business practice."