Understanding Entrepreneurship: On IP, Culture and Innovation Environments

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Bar Ilan University is hosting an IP event on Monday May 21 and Tuesday May 22nd 2013. The event is titled “Understanding Entrepreneurship: On IP, Culture and Innovation Environments”, and is co-sponsored by Stanford T Colb & Co, and by Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal.

Speakers seem to come from the tewo sponsoring firms, Israeli universities and from Pennsylvania Law School. The event runs from 8:30 – 2:00 on the first day and from 9:00 to 2:00 on the second day, both days being followed by a speakers lunch.

There doesn’t seem to be a need to preregister. Apparently one can simply turn up before 8:50 on the Monday and. The event is taking place in the nano-technology building (206), Auditorium (Hall 50).


Frankly, as I was forwarded the flyer by a third party and it won’t scan very well, I am not bothering to write up the full program in advance. If one of the organizers has the courtesy to send me the text, I’ll happily post it.

There are 5 panels with 23 lectures, excluding the chair of each panel who probably will speak as well, and the two welcome remarks by the Professor Shachar Lifshitz, Dean of Bar-Ilan Law School and Prof Christopher Yoo of Pennsylvania Law School. This seems a lot to pack into two 5 hour mornings, both with a couple of breaks.

We note that the Colb – Bar Ilan collaboration has been going on for a few years now. In the past, Machon Lev (Jerusalem College of Technology – JCT) used to formally co-sponsor.  I don’t recall Colb pairing up with Meitar (which for some reason reminds me of liquorice).

Adv. Sanford Colb is speaking on the second day on the title “The patent system – is it still relevant?” If he comes to the conclusion NO, that would be truly newsworthy.

It is a shame that Professor Shahar Lifshitz is only welcoming and not lecturing. I studied Contract Law under him, and he really is a great lecturer (which is not to say, of course, that those lecturing aren’t good – of course).

Anyway, we wish the organisers luck.

Categories: Academia, Intellectual Property, Israel IP

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