As Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, we invite you to the 3rd Anniversary lecture on 5 June at 16.00 with Adam Liberman, Professorial Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia who will speak on the topic of “Intellectual property in a commercial context”. The lecture will take place at RGSL Campus on Strēlnieku 4 k-2, W42 auditorium.
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Lecture “Commercial dimensions of Intellectual property”
Intellectual property can be considered in many contexts including: policy, litigation, social, environmental, prosecution of rights, research, valuation, feminism, international treaties, collecting societies, competition regulation and freedom of expression. This presentation will however focus only on the commercial context in which intellectual property arises and is used. Amongst the matters to be considered will be the fundamentals of intellectual property, intellectual property as relevant to start-up companies, the licensing and assignment of intellectual property, intellectual property in joint ventures, intellectual property in mergers & acquisitions, and intellectual property in employment and independent contractor relationships. Whilst the presentation will principally have a Western common law perspective derived from transactions involving Australian parties and Australian law, exploration of other jurisdictions will also occur.
Adam Liberman is a highly regarded commercial intellectual property lawyer who has held positions including with Deloitte as Director of IP Advantage, Director of Intellectual Property at Brand Finance Australia, Professorial Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales Law Faculty, General Counsel and General Manager Intellectual Property at CSIRO (Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation), partner in the law firm Freehills. He has also been a member of the New South Wales Innovation Council and the Commonwealth Government Advisory Council on Intellectual Property and is a Past President of the Licensing Executives Society International.
He developed and taught the following 3 subjects as part of the LL.M program at the University of New South Wales Law Faculty – “IP Licensing and Commercialisation”, “Commercial Transactions involving IP” and “IP Strategy and Management.”
The RGSL 25th Anniversary lecture series cover areas of law and business, international law, European Law, European Union, rule of law and constitutionalism, says RGSL Rector Dr. Adam Czarnota.
The next speakers include professor Martin Krygier from University New South Wales in Sydney who will speak on the rule of law. The speakers of the previous RGSL Anniversary lectures were the President of Latvia Egils Levits, and Professor Stefan Auer from the University of Hong Kong.
RGSL was established in 1998 by agreement between the Latvian and Swedish Governments and the Soros Foundation Latvia. RGSL is a specialised law school offering Masters programmes in international public and private law subjects including European law, human rights, international commercial law, EU policy, finance and technology. It also offers two interdisciplinary Bachelor programmes in which law is studied in combination with business and diplomacy. RGSL faculty and students come from over 30 countries, and our graduates work in governmental agencies, legal profession, businesses and international organisations all over the world.
“We worked hard to transform the legal education in Latvia, we have worked very hard to actually transform the legal profession in our region and we have also put Riga on an international map of legal education,” says Jānis Ikstens, Chairman of the RGSL Board. “I believe there are three core values that have helped us to achieve what we are proud of today – namely, ambition, agility and innovation. And I very much hope that, as we grow older, we will not lose these critically important values in the temporary world and we will further strive for excellence for the next 250 years.”