The AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle) is hosting a conference titled “How to Make IP Work for Businesses”. The conference will be held on 10 and 11 November 2013 at the Dan Panorama Convention Center, Tel Aviv, and apparently features over 80 speakers from Israel, US, Europe and Asia, with up to three parallel sessions going on.
The full program may be found here: AIPPI Seminar Nov 10-11, 2013 (2)
I’ve tried to register on line. There are three pages of forms, but in the first form the software tells me that there is a missed field that is starred and must, therefore, be filled in in order to proceed. I couldn’t find a field, starred or otherwise that was not filled in, so seem to have got stuck.
I note that as well as speakers and a moderator, each session has a convener. Frankly I am not sure what that is.
The program lasts two days. has three parallel sessions for the most part, and is therefore quite an ambitious enterprise. The moderators are selected from the senior partners of Israel’s larger IP firms, who I suspect will probably be advertising, sorry, sponsoring various sessions.
I think that on the whole, this initiative is a good thing for Israel, and puts the country fairly on the IP map. In the past, the Autumn AIPPI program has frequently clashed with the Jewish holidays, and so it is nice that there is now a program where that isn’t happening. I suspect that the gala dinner is even Kosher this time whereas in the past, obtaining Kosher food at AIPPI events has not been easy.
I must admit that I have a soft spot for the AIPPI as an organization ever since they kindly gave me a free ticket and accommodation at the headquarters hotel at the Paris Conference. See my AIPPI Paris Revue for my details regarding that event.