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I have submitted a proposal for a panel at SXSW Interactive 2013 conference. Your vote would be most appreciated!  See below for the full description of this panel which would (tentatively) be with Anne Gundelfinger of Law Office of Anne Gundelfinger and former President of INTA, and Professor Eric Goldman of Santa Clara University School of Law.

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Have expanding IP rights reached the tipping point?

Description

Last year saw SOPA and PIPA go down in flames – much to the chagrin of lawmakers and the copyright content industries. Meanwhile, tech companies continue to blast one another with overlapping patent lawsuits featuring claims for billions of dollars in damages. Aggressive enforcement and expansion of intellectual property rights appear to have hit a tipping point. As big business continues to push for more civil and criminal enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, and patents, has the intended purpose of IP laws been co-opted? How has social media and the “Streisand effect” changed the way big companies view intellectual property disputes? And how are rights holders preparing to respond to or cope with the inevitable backlash against the growing grab for intellectual property rights? The panel will explore these and other issues regarding the future of intellectual property laws.

Questions Answered

  1. Is intellectual property law reaching a tipping point?
  2. What comes after SOPA and PIPA?
  3. What will the future of patent, trademark, and copyright law look like?
  4. Is the original intent of IP law served in today’s system?
  5. How are rights holders preparing to cope with the inevitable backlash against the IP system?

Speakers

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