CLIP Co-sponsors Innovation & Communications Law Conference in Finland

May 23, 2016

TAMU Center for Law & Intellectual PropertyOn May 25 and 26, the Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) at Texas A&M University School of Law will co-sponsor the 8th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law at the University of Eastern Finland Law School in Joensuu, Finland.

Th​e conference, co-founded in 2008 by CLIP Co-Director Peter Yu, examines the role played by intellectual property (IP) and communications laws in the dissemination of information. The annual event is jointly organized by a consortium of European and U.S. law schools, including Texas A&M, Louisville and Michigan State, as well as Eastern Finland and Turku in Finland. CLIP and Xiamen University co-organized last year's conference in Xiamen, China.

This year's conference is titled "Fading, Emerging and Flipped Markets: Owning, Licensing or Sharing Technologies?" Among the participants are three IP law experts from Texas A&M University School of Law.

Professor Glynn Lunney will present a paper on "Copyright and Intermediary Market Structure." Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat will present a paper on "Emerging Technologies and Patent Data: Foundations for Policy Development." And Yu will chair the panels on "Innovation Law" and "Global Challenges to IP Protection."

"My colleagues and I are very excited to be part of this trans-Atlantic dialogue on intellectual property, innovation and communications law," said Yu. "Countries around the world have introduced different laws to promote creativity and innovation. A sophisticated understanding of these laws will enable us to help our students succeed in a rapidly changing global business environment."

Peter YuWhile in Europe, Yu, who recently served as a visiting professor at Hanken School of Economics and the University of Helsinki in Finland, will present a paper on "Big Data, Intellectual Property and Global Pandemics" at the "Legal Dimensions of Big Data in the Health and Life Sciences" seminar organized by the Centre for Information and Innovation Law at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. At the university's law faculty, he will also deliver a presentation on "The Investment-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights."

CLIP at Texas A&M University School of Law is a leading international hub for research and education in the IP field. Its accessible faculty features leading scholars in all major IP "food groups," including two patent attorneys and a former attorney advisor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Most recently, peer surveys conducted by U.S. News & World Report have ranked Texas A&M University School of Law among the top 14 IP law programs in the United States.

IP-FacultyTexas A&M University School of Law Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) Faculty