TILT's 25th Anniversary Year: Events in April

Published: 12th April 2019 Last updated: 12th April 2019

TILT's anniversary events in April will revolve around "Data and Ideas for Innovation" and is organized by Martin Husovec and Maurice Schellekens.

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Data and Ideas for Innovation

Intellectual property law has traditionally distinguished between data and innovative ideas. Different regimes with their own rationales were applied to the one and the other. However, data science is effectively blurring the distinction between the two. Given enough data, data analysis can come up with new, unexpected innovative ideas. This calls into question the old distinctions and may call for a rethinking of various concepts in intellectual property law. For instance, how we distinguish between expression and idea in copyright law, and data and their organization into databases. Moreover, data science holds the promise of cheaper, because automated, idea generation. This contradicts economic research that shows that ideas are ever harder to come by: the low hanging fruits have already been picked. Where do we stand? What does this mean for intellectual property law?

The following events will take place in April:

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Keynote Lecture by Annette Kur has been canceled.
Professor Kur is a senior member of research staff and Head of Unit at the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law. She is Associate Professor at the University of Stockholm and Honorary Professor at the University of Munich (LMU). She teaches also at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), and is a member of foreign faculty, Santa Clara University (CA). In fall 2006 and spring 2009, she was a Visiting Professor (Hauser Global Law School Program) at NYU, New York. She has served as adviser in the American Law Institute's project "Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes. She was President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) for the term 2007-2009. Professor Kur is the author of books and numerous articles in the field of national, European and international trademark, unfair competition and industrial design law as well as international jurisdiction and choice of law.

Abstract: Fairness - an operable concept in IP law and beyond?

Movie: The Next Rembrandt
16th of April, 20.00-21.30, Vincents Tekenlokaal, ontdekstation in Spoorzone (Burg. Brokxlaan 20, Hal 79, Tilburg)

We will watch and discuss the movie "The Next Rembrandt". Please buy your ticket here. This event is open to everyone interested. Read more about the film here.

Public Lecture: Not human artists

23th of April, 19:15-21:30, LocHal Tilburg
We will have a public lecture on "Not human artists". Read more about the public lecture here.

Book: The patent crisis and how the courts can solve it
Each month, we will read a book together. This month, we will read "The patent crisis and how the courts can solve it" by Dan L. Burk & Mark A. Lemley.

  • 9th of April 2019 - TILT Tables, 13.00-14.00
  • 16th of April 2019 - TILT tables, 13.00-14.0
  • 23th of April 2019 - TILT tables, 13.00-14.00

All the information can also be found on www.tilt25.com.