The Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) Laboratory and the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge, successfully hosted the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) 2022 conference on 14-16 September 2022 in Cambridge, with the IPACST project as one of the partners.
The conference was centered around the theme “Opening IP for a better world?” and featured three keynote speeches, three roundtables, nine themed sessions (including those organized by the World IP Organization (WIPO), European Patent Office (EPO), and Licensing Executive Society (LES)), and 149 paper presentations. A total of about 300 participants registered for the conference including 228 in-person participants.
Carlos Correa’s keynote address on international IP regimes, Nobel laureate Gregory Paul Winter’s keynote on IP from an inventor’s perspective, and Séverine Dusollier’s keynote on ethical and critical perspectives on IP openness brought together fascinating IP perspectives. In the roundtable that IPACST hosted on “IP for a Sustainable Future”, representatives from the European Commission, patent offices, and sustainable businesses enriched the discussion with their views and insights on the role of IP for sustainability.
The conference put a spotlight on ongoing research on IP for sustainable development and offered a platform for academics, industry specialists, and policy-makers to discuss how to advance IP research towards tackling sustainability challenges such as climate crisis and inequality. The EPIP organizers and the IPACST team thank all the sponsors, contributors and participants for making the conference a grand success.