Intellectual Property and the Trend Towards Openness

Leading practitioners, academics, and businesses from the intellectual property industry will discuss intellectual property legislation, shifting technological and social contexts and the creation of a balanced IP framework for the 21st Century digital age during a seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the British Consulate General in Cambridge.

The "Intellectual Property and the Trend towards Openness" seminar is co-sponsored by the British Consulate-General of Boston; The Royal Society of Arts (RSA); the Center for Advanced Legal Studies at Suffolk University Law School; Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP; and The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.

The seminar will address the issue of how to create a balanced intellectual property framework for the digital age to promote innovation, reward creativity, and ensure that access to essential ideas and knowledge is not unduly restricted?

Panel discussions will address "Issues, Trends in Openness for the Software Industry" and "Trends in Open source, Open access: Academic, Research, and Traditional Publisher Perspectives." For program details: visit and click on “Programs”

The seminar is free, but reservations are required and space is limited. Attendees are expected to take part in the interactive discussion. For reservations, please send your name, affiliation, and phone number.

Conference: 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. 
Reception: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007

British Consulate-General 
1 Memorial Drive 
Cambridge, Mass.