PRESS RELEASE - PERSBERICHT
future of Ideas - Intellectual Property
We have NEW starting times!
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prins Bernhardplein 200, Amsterdam [next
to Amstelstation], free parking.
The speakers are
Kamiel J. Koelman, Associate Professor, Computer/Law Institute
(CLI), Vrije Universiteit: Open source software
and software patents
Hans Bousie, Owner, Bousie advocaten: Intellectual
property and intelligent ownership
Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Managing Director, Omnisource International,
Client Executive, Evalueserve: Trends in IP
and our moderator Marc Bolick,
CEO, Dmarc8 International
Kamiel J. Koelman
Open source software and software patents
The open source method of software development is becoming widespread.
Recently, a proposal for a European regulation of software patents was
rejected. Koelman will discuss the legal implications of these developments.
Intellectual property and intelligent ownership
Intellectual property is all about property so it seems. In the
entertainment industry for instance, companies consider music their property.
Their emphasis is on them owning the products and owning the creators.
Whether this is an intellectual way of behaving is questioned by Hans
Bousie. Regardless of whether the balance between ownership and exploitation
leans towards one side or the other, the creative industry is bound to
Trends in IP Offshoring
A recent study by Evalueserve highlights the fact that there will
be an increasing unmet demand in IP requirements in Europe over the next
five years, hampering innovation and pushing up costs for European companies.
This shortfall can be met, in part, by outsourcing IP services to third
parties in low-cost locations, such as India, in three different models:
1. Third-party vendors providing services directly to companies in Europe,
2. European law firms outsourcing work to the same vendors or 3. European
companies setting up own IP units in India. Currently, offshore capabilities
include patent searches, drafting and background research; litigation
and final filing are still carried out onshore in Europe. Cost savings
possible from outsourcing this work are substantial. However, there are
varying degrees of risk and reward for each model that should be considered
before entering in an offshore relationship.
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