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The Role of Intellectual Property in the Global Recovery

IPIís Fourth Annual World Intellectual Property Day Forum

Keynote Speakers:
The Honorable Marsha Blackburn
U.S. House of Representatives (TN-07)

Michael Gallagher
President, Entertainment Software Association

The Role of Intellectual Property in a Struggling Economy
E. Andre Carter
Founder and President, Irimi, Inc.

Dr. Mark Esper
Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center

William N. Hulsey III, Esq.
Principal, Hulsey Intellectual Property Lawyers, PC
Senior Research Fellow, IC2 Institute, University of Texas, Austin

Jonathan Zuck
President, Association for Competitive Technology

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., IPI Resident Scholar

Insider Discussion: Intellectual Property and the Future of Innovation
Dan DiDio
Senior Vice-President, Executive Editor, DC Comics

Mark McKinnon
Chairman, Arts and Labs

Phil Bond, President & CEO, TechAmerica

The Future of Intellectual Property and Trade
Kira Alvarez
Chief IP Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Shaun Donnelly
Senior Director, International Business Policy, National Association of Manufacturers

David Thomas
Minority Counsel, House Ways and Means Committee

Chris Israel, IPI Senior Research Fellow

Thursday, April 30, 2009
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Headquarters Minuteman Memorial Building
Minuteman Ballroom, 5th Floor
One Constitution Ave NE
Washington DC 20002

Complimentary lunch will be provided

RSVP: Erin Humiston at (972) 874.5139 or


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