Transatlantic Summer Academy

15th Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy

September 6–9, 2022
at Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland (OH), USA

For one week each year, Case Western Reserve University School of Law organizes or takes part in the Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy jointly with other schools and universities. Faculty includes highly-regarded academics from top-ranked law schools around the world, including Bocconi University.

The course features leading IP scholars and researchers from multiple countries in Europe and North America. The number of participants is limited to 50. Attendees must meet one of the following:

  • have a graduate degree in law, economics or engineering;
  • have an undergraduate degree in law (subject to a selection procedure);
  • be a current American JD or graduate student; or
  • be a young researcher or professional working in TTOs.

The program costs $900. Participants are responsible for booking their own travel, accommodation and meals.

A participatory and interactive teaching approach is used for all lessons, including business examples and studies, practical exercises and direct contact opportunities with IP operators and companies. Free tutor assistance is also available.

An optional daily recreational program is available in advance to participants and includes invitations to cultural and social activities at free or limited costs.

Entry requirements are indicated below.

Read more about Case Western Reserve University's COVID-19 prevention measures.

Attendance certificates are granted at the completion of the program below.

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For more information, and details on our Summer Academy for the September 2022 Session, please contact:

  • Eric Siler, Director, Academic Centers and Continuing Legal Education at CWRU, eric.siler@case.edu, 216.368.1806 or
  • Laurent Manderieux, Coordinator at Transatlantic IP Academy, laurent.manderieux@unibocconi.it

1. Teaching language

English only.
 
2. Access requisites   

Graduate Degree in Law, Economics or Engineering; OR
Undergraduate Degree in Law or current American JD or graduate student; OR
The program is also open to Government officials, lawyers, researchers and professionals working in TTOs.

3. Fees
 
US $900 (including materials)
 
Students enrolled in Universities of origin of the Transatlantic Academy's Lecturers can obtain, upon admission, a 20% discount on fees.
 
4. Program Details

Program contents include inter-disciplinary high-level teaching on intellectual property, Internet technology and international economic law and policy (as per details below), with added value in each of the following fields:

  • North American, European and International IP and Economic Law and Policy;
  • North American, European and International IP and Trade and Investment Economics;
  • North American, European and International IP as a tool for Researchers;
  • North American, European and International IP and Trade and Investment Business operational models.

As a result of their attendance to the Transatlantic Summer IP Academy 2022, participant lawyers, economists, scientists and engineers, as well as business specialists (at student or young professional level) are to:

  • enhance, thanks to lectures by the best international IP specialists, their international knowledge in their own field of expertise;
  • better embrace intellectual property, high-tech and international trade globally, as a subject item at the crossroads between different stakeholders.

For all lessons, a participatory and interactive teaching approach is chosen, involving trade and business case examples and studies, practical exercises and direct contact opportunities with IP operators and companies in a dynamic, horizontal and open work environment. In addition, free tutor assistance will be available to the participants, in order to ensure cohesion between the participants.

Schedule

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

09:15– 09:45. Registration of Participants 
 
09:45 – 10:15. Opening Ceremony 

Opening Speech and Welcome Address 
Introduction to the 2022 Edition of the Summer Academy  
Michael Scharf, Dean, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Craig Nard, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University  

Session A. General International Challenges for the IP System 
 
10:30–12:00. International Intellectual Property Lawand the Challenges of the 21st Century   

  • Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University 

14:00–15:30. Discussion on IP Agenda in Europe and the US

  • Panorama of European developments in TM, designs and GI’s enforcement, Virginia Melgar, EUIPO  
  • Granting and Enforcing IPRs in the US and abroad: a US perspective, Damiano Porcari, USPTO 

15:45-16:45. The Past, Present, and Future of IP, Health and Vaccines IP 

  • Katharine Van Tassel and Craig Nard, Case Western Reserve University 

17:00 - 18:00. Welcome gathering

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Session B. IP and Health 
 
08:30–09:30. IP and Health: A Long-Standing Discussion 

  • Rochelle Dreyfuss, NYU

09:30 – 10:30. The Impact of IP on Health-Related Industries  

  • Ted Theofrastous, CWRU Professor 

10:30-12:00. International Intellectual Property Law: Basic Human Needs and Development Challenges    

  • Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University 

14:00 - 15:00. The Intersection of International IP Governance and Health Governance  

  • Edward Kwakwa, World Intellectual Property Organization

15:00 – 16:00. IP and Health-Related Contracts

17:00 – 18:30. Visit to CWRU's Sears think[box], which is a world-class innovation center, makerspace and entrepreneurship ecosystem that welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Here, students have launched startups that change the trajectory of their careers; researchers have forged new partnerships and proven ideas viable; industry partners have discovered space to find new inspiration, and community members have turned part-time tinkering into full-time doing

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Session C. IP and the Technological Revolution 
 

09:00–10:30. 

IP in Digital Environments: Challenges and Opportunities, including IP and AI: A (Re)volution?  

  • Ulrika Wennersten, Lund University 
  • Michael Geist, Ottawa University

10:30 – 12:00. International Intellectual Property Law: Interacting with Technology Law  

  • Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University 

14:00 - 15:00. IP in Society: Journalists, Artists and their Public

15:00–16:00. Class Debate: IP and Society: current challenges 

 17:00–18:30. Visit to a local start-up company or research lab

Friday, September 9, 2022

Session D. IP in a (Multipolar) Global Economy 
 

08:30–09:30. IP and the International Trade Agenda of the US: the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, the statute that domesticated the WTO agreements and, particularly, what the United States bargained for and expected to get from TRIPS and has not been getting, particularly from the People's Republic of China. 

  • Juscelino F. Colares, Case Western Reserve University School of Law 

09:30–10:30. IP and the International Trade Agenda of Canada 

  • Ysolde Gendreau, Montreal University

10:30–12:00. International Intellectual Property Law: A Fragmented IP World?  

  • Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University   

15:00–16:00. IP and the International Trade Agenda in Europe 

  • Nicolas Binctin, Poitiers University  

16:00–17:00 De-constructing or Re-constructing IP in the post-Covid era? 

  • Manuel Desantes 

CLOSING SESSION: What’s Next? 

17:00-17:30 Round Table on IP and the 21st Century Challenges & Closing remarks + Wrap up  

  • Laurent Manderieux, Coordinator of the Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy
  • Craig Nard, Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, Case Western Reserve University School of Law