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2nd Annual Conference of the EPIP Association

CIRCLE/Lund University – Sweden
September 20-21, 2007

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Conference announcement

The EPIP association will hold its 2 nd Annual Conference on September 20 th and 21 st 2007 at Lund University , Sweden , hosted by CIRCLE, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy. Scholars and practitioners interested in the field of intellectual property are encouraged to attend the conference with or without paper presentation . For paper-presentations participants shall submit extended abstracts for the conference presentations on the following indicative topics:

  • National and European Legal Regimes’ Evolution
  • Litigation and Enforcement
  • The Quality and Value of Patents
  • University Patents in Europe
  • Software , Biotech Patents in Europe
  • Industrial Dynamics, Clusters and IPR
  • The governance of the Patent System in Europe
  • Competition and Patents
  • Patents, Diffusion and R&D
  • Trademarks, and Databases

Invited Speakers:
Alison BRIMELOW, President, EPO; Ove GRANDSTRAND, Chalmers; University of Technology, Sweden; Gun HELLSVIK, General director, Swedish Patent Office; Geertrui Van OVERWALLE, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ; Bruno VAN POTTELSBERGHE, Chief economist, EPO.

Conference Fees
Early Bird Conference fee (Until June 20th, 2007): 2000 Swedish Crones (ca. 200 €)
Conference fee (June 20th-August 20th, 2007): 2500 Swedish Crones (ca. 250 €)
Please note that Sweden is NOT part of the Euro zone, but has kept its own national currency: SEK ('Kroner'). (1 Euro = approx. SEK 9,3).