Francis Gurry on Rethinking the Role of Intellectual Property

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'Rethinking the Role of Intellectual Property' presented by Dr Francis Gurry
Dr Francis Gurry, Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) at Melbourne Law School on 22 August, 2013.

This lecture explored the major economic, social, and political developments affecting intellectual property. It also examined how innovation and intellectual property are increasingly central to economic strategy and competitive advantage, and showed how the knowledge economy is causing an adjustment to the way in which we think of the role of intellectual property.

Dr Francis Gurry is the highest-ranking Australian official in a United Nations agency. Dr Gurry is a distinguished alumnus, and a Professorial Fellow, of Melbourne Law School. He holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He practised as a solicitor in Melbourne and Sydney prior to joining WIPO in 1985

The Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property
Presented by: James Love, Director, Knowledge Ecology International
Presented in conjunction with the Institute of Patent an Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia.
Generously supported by: IP Australia, FICPI Australia & LESANZ.