RGSL will host a public lecture by Prof. Dr. Dana Beldiman on "Knowledge, Innovation and IP Protection" on 19 October at 15:30.
Intellectual property (IP) laws are generally viewed as a significant factor in incentivizing innovation and economic growth. This lecture will focus on a subset of intellectual property, trade secret law, and its role in the formation and operation of knowledge ecosystems. Using the example of Silicon Valley, we will consider whether, and in what manner, trade secret law has contributed to the emergence and development of the IT industry concentration in that region. Can the trade secret laws adopted in recent years in the EU and the US be similarly instrumentalized in the context of other knowledge ecosystems?
Prof. Dr. Dana Beldiman teaches at UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, USA and at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany. Ms. Beldiman is the Founder and Academic Director of the Bucerius IP Center. She also regularly lectures at CEIPI - University of Strasbourg, France, Humboldt University, Berlin, Singapore Management University, as well as other institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. Her primary research and teaching interests lie in comparative aspects of IP law and she has published and spoken extensively in this field. Ms. Beldiman has received legal education in both the US and Germany. In addition to her academic activities, she is a partner with the San Francisco office of Squire, Patton, Boggs, where she practices primarily IP law and IP-related international transactions.