[linux-elitists] Fwd: Notice of Intellectual Property Symposium of the Americas

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>From karsten  Fri Jul  7 04:00:10 2000
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2000 15:49:06 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Notice of Intellectual Property Symposium of the Americas (fwd)


I thought the appended item might be of interest...
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> _______________________________________________________________________
> 
> [Federal Register: July 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 130)]
> [Notices]                             [Page 41639-41641]
> Taken from the Federal Register Online via GPO Access 
> [wais.access.gpo.gov]                [DOCID:fr06jy00-46]
> 
> =======================================================================
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
> 
> United States Patent and Trademark Office
> 
> RIN 0651-ABXX
> 
>  
> Notice of Intellectual Property Symposium of the Americas: 
> Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Age
> 
> AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
> 
> ACTION: Notice of meeting.
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is
> announcing that it will hold a two-day symposium on the enforcement 
> of intellectual property in the Western Hemisphere.  The symposium 
> is expected to provide an opportunity for high-ranking government
> intellectual property officials and members of the business and
> intellectual property communities in the Western Hemisphere to 
> discuss and formulate an agenda for cooperation in the critical 
> area of intellectual property enforcement.  Particular attention 
> during the symposium will be paid to the Internet, Optical Media 
> Piracy, and Business Software and Business Methods Patent 
> enforcement issues, and to developing a basis for closer 
> Hemispheric coordination in the enforcement of intellectual 
> property rights generally. 
> 
> DATES: The symposium will be held on Monday, September 11, 2000, 
> and Tuesday, September 12, 2000, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending 
> at approximately 5:30 p.m. each day.  Due to security concerns, 
> attendance at the symposium will be limited to 150 people.  Requests 
> to attend the symposium must be made in writing no later than July 
> 31, 2000, and must comply with the requirements set forth in this 
> notice.  Because seating is limited, only one request to participate 
> per firm, agency or organization will be granted.  For purposes of 
> determining eligibility, affiliates and subsidiaries in different 
> countries will be considered separate organizations. 
> 
> ADDRESSES: The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Crystal City
> Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202. 
> Directions to the symposium location will be available inside the 
> lobby of the Sheraton Crystal City. 
> 
> Requests to attend the symposium should be made to Doris Long by
> electronic mail to soa2k@uspto.gov, by facsimile transmission marked 
> to the attention of Doris Long at (877) 786-4220, or by mail marked 
> to the attention of Doris Long and addressed to the Office of 
> Legislative and International Affairs, United States Patent and 
> Trademark Office, Box 4, Washington, DC 20231.  Symposium attendees 
> will be accepted as their requests are received on a first-come, 
> first-serve basis according to the time and date of receipt of each 
> request, and subject to the restrictions that: (1) Only written 
> requests will be accepted; (2) only one request (one person) per 
> company, firm, agency or organization will be accepted (for purposes 
> of determining eligibility, affiliates and subsidiaries in different 
> countries will be considered separate organizations); (3) only 
> requests which contain the information set forth below under 
> ``Further Registration Information'' will be accepted; and (4) only 
> requests received on or before July 31, 2000, will be considered. 
> 
> FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Long by telephone at 
> (877) 786-4220; by electronic mail to soa2k@uspto.gov; by fax at 
> (877) 786-4220; or by mail marked to her attention and addressed 
> to the Office of Legislative and International Affairs, United 
> States Patent and Trademark Office, Box 4, Washington, DC 20231. 
> 
> SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
> 
> 1. Background
> 
> Over the past several decades, the global economy has undergone a 
> fundamental change, where the principal engine of economic growth 
> and job creation is not based on raw natural resources, but on the 
> use of knowledge, ideas and innovation. From the Internet and 
> E-commerce, to computer software and technology, countries 
> increasingly rely on knowledge-based products and services to fuel 
> their economic and technological growth. Intellectual property 
> protection forms an integral part of any knowledge-based economy, 
> since intellectual property laws traditionally serve as a source of 
> protection for knowledge, ideas and innovation. At the same time, 
> the rights of intellectual property owners are being increasingly 
> threatened by the widespread use of the Internet and other digital 
> technologies in facilitating global piracy.
> 
> As of January 1, 2000, most countries in the Western Hemisphere 
> are obligated to have domestic laws and enforcement mechanisms that 
> comply with the international standards set forth under the Agreement 
> on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).  In 
> order to assure continuing growth for the countries of the Western
> Hemisphere, enforcement mechanisms must be designed to take into 
> account the needs and issues of a knowledge-based economy and be 
> built on traditional methodologies for enforcement of intellectual 
> property rights against infringing physical goods and services.  
> At the same time such mechanisms must be designed to combat the 
> increasing use of the Internet and other digital technologies in 
> the development and distribution of pirated and counterfeit goods. 
> 
> In light of the Hemispheric importance of effective intellectual 
> property enforcement programs capable of dealing with the challenges 
> posed by digital piracy, this symposium will feature structured 
> dialogues and round-table discussions regarding cutting edge 
> intellectual property enforcement policy issues. These discussions 
> will occur between high-level government officials from every country 
> in the Western Hemisphere with which the United States maintains 
> diplomatic relations.
> 
> The goals of the symposium are:
> 
>     A. To assist government officials from the Western Hemisphere 
>        in developing effective enforcement systems based on an 
>        interdisciplinary approach in which civil, criminal, 
>        administrative, and border (customs) measures work together 
>        and separately to aid in protecting and enforcing intellectual 
>        property rights in the Digital Age.
> 
>     B. To strengthen regional cooperation for the improvement of the 
>        enforcement of intellectual property rights in order to meet 
>        international treaty obligations, including those under TRIPS.
> 
>     C. To provide Western Hemisphere countries with a detailed review 
>        of the emerging intellectual property treaty regimes of the 
>        Digital Age.  Included among the topics would be the WIPO 
>        Copyright Treaty, the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, 
>        and the enforcement requirements of TRIPS and NAFTA.
> 
>     D. To discuss ways to generally improve the enforcement of 
>        intellectual property rights throughout the Hemisphere.
> 
> 2. Draft Agenda
> 
> A draft agenda for the symposium is set forth below:
> 
> Intellectual Property Symposium of The Americas: Protecting 
> Intellectual Property in The Digital Age
> 
> Monday, September 11
> 
> Plenary Round Table I
>     E-Commerce and Other Strategies For Turning Intellectual Property 
>     Protection into Investment Opportunities.
> 
> Break Out Round Table A
>     Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet: Digital Distribution 
>     and the Technological Threat to Intellectual Property.
> 
> Break Out Round Table B
>     Establishing a Workable Enforcement System under TRIPS: Practical 
>     Problems and Potential Solutions.
> 
> Break Out Round Table C
>     Adapting ``Hard'' Goods Enforcement Techniques to Cyberspace.
> 
> Break Out Round Table D
>     Legal and Technological Obstacles to Protecting Intellectual 
>     Property in the Digital Age: Practical Problems and Realistic 
>     Solution.
> 
> Break Out Round Table E
>     Prevention v. Cure: Creating Effective Educational and Public 
>     Awareness Enforcement Campaigns.
> 
> Break Out Round Table F
>     Creating an Effective Enforcement Program With Limited Resources: 
>     Some Models for Facilitating Information and Resource Sharing.
> 
> Break Out Round Table G
>     Resolving Domain Name Problems in Cyberspace.
> 
> Break Out Round Table H
>     Copyright and the WIPO Treaties: Protecting Content on the 
>     Internet.
> 
> Tuesday, September 12
> 
> Plenary Round Table II
>     Technology Transfers, Business Method Patents and the Pitfalls of 
>     Licensing.
> 
> Break Out Round Table J
>     Creating an Effective Enforcement Program for New Technologies: 
>     Protecting Trade Secrets and Technology Patents.
> 
> Break Out Round Table K
>     Trademark Counterfeiting and the Net: Enforcing Rights on the 
>     Internet Frontier.
> 
> Plenary Round Table III
>     Future Issues in Intellectual Property Enforcement: Technology 
>     Patents and Confidential Information.
> 
> Plenary Round Table IV
>     An Action Plan for the Future: A Dialogue Among the Participants 
>     on Future Problems and Solutions.
> 
> 3. Further Registration Information
> 
> This symposium, and all program-related materials, are offered free 
> of charge. As noted above, due to security concerns, admission to the 
> symposium will be limited to 150 participants who are pre-registered 
> and whose registration has been accepted in accordance with the 
> following guidelines:
> 
>     1.  Requests to attend the symposium should be made to Doris Long 
>         by electronic mail to soa2k@uspto.gov, by facsimile transmission 
>         marked to the attention of Doris Long at (877) 786-4220, or by 
> 	mail marked to the attention of Doris Long and addressed to the 
> 	Office of Legislative and International Affairs, United States 
> 	Patent and Trademark Office, Box 4, Washington, DC 20231. 
> 
>     2. All requests to attend must be in writing and must contain the 
>        following information:
> 
>        A. Name;
>        B. Company/ Firm/Agency or Organization Affiliation (if any);
>        C. Mailing Address;
>        D. Facsimile, or Email Address where notification of acceptance 
>           of registration can be sent.
> 
>     3. Symposium attendees will be accepted as their requests are 
>        received on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the 
>        time and date of receipt of each request. To be considered 
>        ``received,'' a request to attend must contain all of the 
>        information required in this section; and must be received 
>        on or before the July 3, 2000, application deadline.
> 
>     4. Only one request (one person) per company, firm, agency or 
>        organization will be accepted. For purposes of determining 
>        eligibility, affiliates and subsidiaries in different countries 
>        will be considered separate organizations.
> 
>     5. It would be helpful for purposes of determining space needs, 
>        but is not required, if the applicant would also indicate 
>        which Break Out sessions he or she intends to attend. For 
>        convenience, a registration form has been placed on the USPTO 
>        web-site at <http://www.uspto.gov/>.
> 
> 
> Dated: June 29, 2000.
> 
> Q. Todd Dickinson,
> Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director 
> of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
> [FR Doc. 00-17030 Filed 7-5-00; 8:45 am]
> BILLING CODE 3510-16-P
> 
> _______________________________________________________________________


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