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04: Intellectual Property – A System at the Crossroads?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Will patents, trademarks, designs and copyright still serve as guarantees in tomorrow’s business world? Intellectual property and its legal protection are decisive for investment in innovations, economic growth and prosperity. However, this system is increasingly under discussion: extremely long procedures, lawsuits over vast sums of money, trolls and product piracy are considered as threats “inherent in the system”; open source movements challenge the system “from the outside”. Which changes are to be expected for the European economic area? What are the challenges and opportunities for the business community?

Managing Director, Oxfirst Ltd.; Fellow, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Chief Financial Officer, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Head, Institute of Public and Nonprofit Management, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Partner, JBB Rechtsanwälte; Certified Copyright and Media Law Attorney, Berlin
President, Austrian Patent Office, Vienna

Dr. Roya GHAFELE

Managing Director, Oxfirst Ltd.; Fellow, Said Business School, University of Oxford

PhD Studies, University of Vienna Erasmus Student, Sorbonne Postgraduate Student, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Summer Associate, McKinsey & Company Economist, OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Economist, United Nations, World Intellectual Property Organization Research Fellow, U.C. Berkeley Assistant Professor & Research Fellow, University of Oxford Managing Director, Oxfirst Ldt.
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Mag. Richard GRASL

Chief Financial Officer, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

 Richard Grasl, geboren 1973 in St. Pölten, studierte Handels und Betriebswirtschaft in Wien mit Schwerpunkt Unternehmensführung und war parallel als Redakteur sowie ab 1998 als Fernsehmoderator und Chef vom Dienst beim ORF Niederösterreich tätig. 1999 wechselte er in die Redaktion der Zeit im Bild 2, wo er die Stv. Leitung des Innenpolitik Ressorts innehatte. Ab 2002 war er Chefredakteur des ORF NÖ und für alle Nachrichtensendungen des Landesstudios zuständig. Seit 2010 ist Richard Grasl Kaufmännischer Direktor des ORF. Er wurde im September 2011 für weitere 5 Jahre in seiner Funktion bestätigt und vertritt in Abwesenheit den Generaldirektor.

Dr. Dennis HILGERS

Head, Institute of Public and Nonprofit Management, Johannes Kepler University Linz

 Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management at the Johannes Kepler University Linz
 Associated Researcher of the Technology and Innovation Management Group at RWTH Aachen University
 Research focuses: managing innovation and performance in public administrations, Open Government, the application of open innovation methods for innovation of services and offerings in the public sector
 Coordinator of several large-scale project consortia in this field, funded by the European Union and the German Academy of Sciences

Dr. Till JAEGER

Partner, JBB Rechtsanwälte; Certified Copyright and Media Law Attorney, Berlin

Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Johannes Gutenberg Universität zu Mainz Studium an der Université de Bourgogne in Dijon Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Johannes Gutenberg Universität zu Mainz Juristischer Vorbereitungsdienst in Neuruppin, Brandenburg Promotion an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München und der Universität Paris II (Panthon-Assas)
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Dr. Friedrich RÖDLER

President, Austrian Patent Office, Vienna

Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien Österreichische Finanzverwaltung Mitglied des Rechnungshofes Leiter der Redaktion der Berichte an den Nationalrat Leiter der EU-Abteilung Stv. Sektionsleiter (Finanz- und Wirtschaftsverwaltung des Bundes samt zugehöriger öffentlicher Unternehmungen) Generalsekretär des Bundesministeriums für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie Prov. Leiter des Patentamtes
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Economic Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2014

12:00 - 12:10 Opening Plenary
12:10 - 13:40 New Goals for the Economy Plenary
14:10 - 15:40 The End of Conventional Wisdom Plenary
15:40 - 16:00 Political Corner Plenary
16:30 - 17:30 Umverteile und herrsche. Wem gehört der Wohlstand? Partner
18:00 - 19:30 Learning from the Care Economy Plenary
19:30 - 20:30 Smart Blue Hour Social
20:30 - 21:45 Cello Goes Tango or Cello Goes South America Culture

27.08.2014

06:00 - 06:45 14th management club Business Breakfast “Österreich braucht Europa” Partner
07:00 - 08:10 Global Division of Labour – How Can Europe Prosper? Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Work to Live, or Live to Work? – Changing Working Environments Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Re-Industrialisation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: A New Economic and Competition Model for Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: The Future of Corporate Learning – What Makes Businesses Successful? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: Clash of Generations – Corporate Cultures Put to the Test by New Working Environments Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Hayek vs Keynes: The Most Important Liberal Economists Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: Putting User Innovation to Work Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: US Focus Back on Industry – Blessing or Curse for Europe? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Critical Success Factors of Entrepreneurial Education Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Intellectual Property – A System at the Crossroads? Breakout
10:10 - 10:30 Political Corner Plenary
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Reception Social
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 16: Business Development Based on Design Thinking Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 17: The Key to Innovation – People, Mindset, Technologies Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 14: Good Is the Enemy of Great – What Distinguishes Leading Enterprises from Others? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 13: Schengen for Data: What Is Necessary, What Is Feasible? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 15: Room for Creativity Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 12: Inequality Before and After the Financial Crisis Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 20: From Wallet to Smartphone – Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital World of Finance Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 18: Sharing Economy – Cooperatives in the 21st Century Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 19: The Economic Future of Europe Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 11: The EU’s Energy and Climate Policy – A Threat to Our Industries? Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Property or Communities? The Upcoming Challenge for Companies Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Don’t Mind the Gap Culture
20:00 - 22:00 Magenta Night Social

28.08.2014

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with: Alexa L. Wesner Partner
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with: Franz Fischler Partner
06:30 - 07:00 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:00 The Economy According to the Media Plenary
08:00 - 08:30 Cooperation in Europe Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 Europe’s Economy and the Next Generation Plenary
10:20 - 10:30 Closing Plenary
20:00 - 21:30 Brunnhilde – DJanes Night Culture