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Co-hosted - WIPO

CoWI.1 : ITU - WIPO Symposium on Dispute Resolution at the Crossroads of Information and Communications Technologies and Intellectual Property
Thursday, 08 October 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room A

Session 1 of 4: Introduction - ICTs and Intellectual Property in a Creative, Contentious Environment
The ICT sector of today and tomorrow is increasingly characterized by changing paradigms brought about largely by the introduction of disruptive technologies and challenging business models. These changes have already resulted in new challenges to the intellectual property dimension in the form of disputes over patent, copyright and trademark in the ICT sector. In turn, these changes demand new and innovative public policy directions in the areas of network investment, competition in services and ever-newer media.

* Mr Rory Macmillan, Macmillan Keck, Attorneys & Solicitors, Switzerland
* Mr Christian Bovet, Vice President Swiss Federal Communications Commission ComCom, and Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
* Mr Gordon Moir, General Counsel, BT Retail, United Kingdom
* Mr Andrew Sharpe, Charles Russell, United Kingdom