ScienceBusiness is organizing in march 2008 in Brussels an open discussion of new ideas for reforming the patent system in Europe. You can submit proposals for discussion by email.
New Perspectives in Intellectual Property
An open discussion of new ideas for reforming the IP system in Europe
Brussels - March 2008
In autumn 2007, the French Senate at long last ratified the London Protocol – ending a requirement that every EU patent be translated into French. The development, in one stroke, ended a 30-year logjam in intellectual property reform in Europe – and opened the door to even greater changes. This roundtable will air new suggestions for the future, to make the IP protection system in Europe more competitive on the world stage. Ideas under discussion:
* An insurance scheme for IP protection
* A two-speed Europe solution to IP reform
* A bigger role for arbitration
Event size: max 30 participants
Participation fee: €500
* Submit a proposal for discussion
* Register to attend
* Sponsor this event
The use of the term IP is a bit confusing, since the topic of the discussion is probably not about reform of the plants variety rights system.