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Innovators: IPI's Seventh Annual Intellectual Property Day Forum and Evening Reception

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IPI's Seventh Annual World Intellectual Property Day Forum

Intellectual property rights are a key factor in global economic growth and trade, yet IP policy has never been more controversial. Join us on World IP Day to learn more about IP, business and politics, in the US and around the world.

Keynote Address
James Pooley, World Intellectual Property Organization
“Was the American Industrial Revolution Powered by Technology Theft? Lessons for Today’s Debate on International IPRs”
As Deputy Director General of Patents and the United States' choice to the World Intellectual Property Organization, James Pooley oversees the international patent system— the most important function of WIPO. Possessing a unique US and international perspective on what is happening globally in innovation, Pooley is also tasked with issues related to the international innovation infrastructure, particularly with its progress in developing countries.

Panel Discussion
New and Emerging Business Models in IP
Moderated by Mike McCurry—Co-Chair, Arts+Labs, Former Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton
Intellectual property and technology have long been in a symbiotic role with one another. Today is no different and is made obvious in more business models with technology delivering content to consumers in even more ways. This panel will discuss some of those and the promise of future innovation.

Panel Discussion
Opportunities and Challenges of IP and Trade
Chuck Larson—Executive Director, Americans for Choice and Competition in Agriculture
Moderated by Dr. Merrill Matthews, Institute for Policy Innovation
While domestic sales form a foundation, trade is a major component for driving the value of intellectual property, with some IP-based companies reporting as much as 95-96% of their sales coming from international markets. Just as important are the challenges to trade. Both will be discussed on this panel made up of patent, trademark and copyright companies.

Event Details
Daytime Forum
Thursday, April 26, 2012
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
National Press Club, Washington DC
9:00 to 11:45 AM: Murrow, White & Lisagor Rooms
Noon to 1:00 PM: Holeman Lounge
*Complimentary lunch will be served in the Holeman Lounge at Noon

Evening Reception
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Rayburn B-354, Capitol Hill

**These events are widely attended

For more information, please contact Erin Humiston at (972) 874.5139 or


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