July 2011

Digital Opportunity for Europe: IP and Growth

The Lisbon Council convened a policy briefing on How the Intellectual Property Framework Supports Innovation and Growth. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Ian Hargreaves, who presented the main findings of Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth. The report – commissioned by UK Prime Minister David Cameron – suggests that a more contemporary intellectual property regime could serve as an important tool for stimulating innovation and growth. Prof. Hargreaves’ views were complemented by interventions from, inter aliaMargot Fröhlinger, director for intellectual property at European Commission’s DG internal market and services; Malcolm Harbour, chair of the committee on internal market and consumer protection at the European Parliament; Ed Quilty, director for copyright and IP enforcement at the Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom and Simon Hampton, director for European public policy at Google.

Download Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth
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