On April 21, 2016, Ramey & Schwaller led the Houston, Texas presentation of Worl IP Day 2016. Every April, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates World IP Day to encourage the public to learn about the role thatintellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year, World IP Day is tasked with exploring the future of culture in the digital age: how we create it, how we access it, how we finance it. We will look into how a flexible intellectual property system helps ensure that the artists and creative industries are properly paid for their work, so they can keep creating.
In Houston, Keynote speaker was Prof. Jacqueline Lipton, the Baker Botts Professor of Law and Co-Director; Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law. Professor Lipton led a panel discussion that included Jeff C. Dodd of Andrews Kurth LLP, Prof. John Harvey of the University of Houston Honors College and Director, Center for Creative Work, and Saima Kadir, Houston Public Library Digital Strategies Virtual Library Services Manager in a ninety minute discussion of evolving copyright law in the digital age.
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