Monday, September 9, 2013

Pip Pip, EPIP!

For almost a decade, EPIP ("European Policy for Intellectual Property") Association has been the leading scholarly organization for European intellectual property law.  As its website explains, "EPIP is an international, independent, interdisciplinary, non-profit association of researchers, that grew out of a network financed by the European Commission from 2003 to 2005."  On September 5th and 6th, 2013, the 8th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association was held in Paris, graciously hosted by Telecom ParisTech.  I was honored to deliver a keynote address on the unpatentability of inventions based on structures of, and processes carried out by, human beings.  The excellent full program is available here.  The conference was very well attended by an impressive and friendly array of scholars, attorneys, and policymakers from across Europe and beyond.  This year's EPIP conference may be over, but "We'll always have Paris."