Dear CASRIP Supporters,
We hope that the New Year is treating you well!
As always, the summer was a busy time for us with the CASRIP Summer Institute and the High Technology Summit. Both were big successes (despite some unexpected issues with the air conditioning). We are already planning for next summer and we have received some great suggestions for speakers and topics from our advisory board.
Here is a quick summary of CASRIP’s other activities. CASRIP cosponsored an international conference in Tokyo, Japan, with Waseda’s RCLIP on December 15, 2007. At the conference, speakers from the United States, Europe, and Japan reviewed current IP principles from innovation policies. Speakers included Prof. Sean O’Connor, Associate Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law, and Associate Director of CASRIP, Prof. Rochelle Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law, New York University, Prof. Jane Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia Law School, Prof. Michael Lehman, Professor of Law, University of Munich and Max Planck Institute and Hon. Peter Meier-Beck, University of Dusseldorf and Federal Supreme Court of Germany. Prof. Toshiko Takenaka, Director of CASRIP, moderated a panel discussion focusing on patent policy. Presentations by the speakers will be published in both English and Japanese in late 2007.
In November, a book compiling chapters authored by CASRIP advisory committee members and CASRIP/IP LL.M. alumni was published in Japan. The book covers legal issues in international IP enforcement and gives a quick overview of IP related treatises, national IP systems in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, and China and includes litigation strategies. More information about the book is available in Japanese at http://www.seirin.co.jp/bin/view/014205.html.
The weather has been pretty wild in Seattle this winter, with wind storms knocking out power and snow and ice storms closing the roads. We hope that you have kept safe and warm in your neck of the woods.
CASRIP Assistant Director