The IP activities in the University of New Hampshire School of Law just got a boost with the new Franklin Pierce Centre for Intellectual Property that is scheduled to be formally inaugurated over September 30 and October 1, 2011. The inaugural ceremony is going to feature among other things a high-profile academic conference on IP and the Innovation System [involving current issues in patents, trademarks, and copyright, as well as property theories and security interests], a panel discussion and a formal event attended by legal luminaries and scholars from all over the country.
Justice Donald J. Horowitz, a renowned figure known for his insights into the manner in which new inventions and technological developments can be harnessed to ensure equal and fair access to justice for all, will deliver the keynote lecture, titled ‘From Information to Knowledge to Wisdom’. The panel discussion will consist of a panel of distinguished judges, such as Chief Judge Rader, Judge Pauline Newman, and Judge Arthur Gajarsa of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as a policy-makers’ panel, comprising the former US Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters and former Under-Secretary of Commerce for IP Jonathan Dudas, who is currently president of FIRST (an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 to develop ways to inspire students in engineering and technology fields).
The Spicy IP team congratulates the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property of adding yet another feather in its cap that is bound to facilitate its laudable goal of bringing together the leaders of the IP community to address issues of contemporary relevance surrounding IP and the innovation system.