"Multi-Agential Governance and
the Idea of Intellectual Property
Between Market and Other Social Values"

Hokkaido University
School of Law
Sapporo, Japan
August 27-28, 2010

 Modern societies are governed by multilayer networks of rules and norms, which are not only set up by legislatures, courts or administrative agencies anymore. Many everyday activities become more often regulated by industry standards set up by private consortia, or by terms and conditions of standard contracts used by many private entities. Within this network of multi-agential governance, the borders of intellectual property rights are challenged every day by diverse stakeholders, whose arguments are based on an array of justifications, such as fairness, justice or efficiency. The questions thus arise whether there is any universal idea of intellectual property and what role the idea of intellectual property should play in intellectual property policy making or its application by legislatures, courts and administrative agencies.

Day One (Friday Aug. 27):
"The Idea of Intellectual Property and Its Foundations"

10:00 – 10:30 Registration

 [Morning session]

10:30 – 12:00 Prof. Barton Beebe (NYU, US), "Intellectual Property Law and the Sumptuary Code"
12:00 – 13:30 lunch break

 [Afternoon Session I]

13:30 – 14:15 Prof. Yoshiyuki Tamura (Hokkaido University, Japan), "Intellectual Property Law and Policy from the Perspective of Multi-Agential Governance"
14:15 – 14:25 coffee break
14:25 – 15:25 Prof. Nari Lee (MIPLC, Germany), "Fair Use in Patent Law - Conceptualising Own Invention and Use Defence in Patent law"
15:25 – 15:40 coffee break

 [Afternoon Session II]

15:40 – 16:35 Prof. Takakuni Yamane (Doshisha University, Japan), "A Study of Development of Institutional Theories in U.S. Patent Jurisprudence: Implications for the process approach in Japanese IPR Jurisprudence"
16:35 – 16:45 coffee break
16:45 – 17:05 Ms. Lilou JIANG (Kyusyu University, Japan), "Analysis of the Stakeholders in China’s Public Research Regime: Who is Increasing the Costs of Public"
17:05 – 17:25 Ms. Hao-Yun CHEN (Nagoya University, Japan), "The Regulation of parallel Import of copyright works: from the Perspective of Interface Between Copyright and Competition Law"
18:00 – 20:00 Dinner Party

Place: Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Building(W building) 4F W409 [MAP]
Language: English

Day Two (Saturday Aug. 28):
"Biodiversity, Culture and the Idea of Intellectual Property"

 [Morning session]

10:00 – 11:30 Prof. Graham Dutfield (University of Leeds, UK), "From Traditional Medicines to Modern Drugs: A Critical Analysis of the Debate on Traditional Knowledge, the Drug Discovery, and Biopiracy"
11:30 – 11:40 coffee break
11:40 – 12:15 Prof. Masabumi Suzuki (Nagoya University, Japan), " Biodiversity and Intellectual Property: Some Reflections from a Legal Perspective"
12:15 – 13:45 lunch break

 [Afternoon Session I]

13:45 – 14:35 Prof. Susumu Morimura (Hitotsubashi University, Japan), "Globalization and Cultural Diversity and/or Prosperity"
Reference : Susumu MORIMURA "グローバリゼーションと文化的繁栄"(Japanese-version only)
14:35 – 14:45 coffee break
14:45 – 15:15 Prof. Nobuko Kawashima (Doshisha University, Japan), "The Relationship between Cultural Diversity and the Structure of the Market"
15:15 – 15:45 Prof. Ryu Kojima (Kyushu University, Japan), "Duration of Copyright: From the Perspective of Cultural Policy"
15:45 – 15:55 coffee break
15:55 – 16:25 Prof. Branislav Hazucha (Hokkaido University, Japan), "Trade, Cultural Diversity and the Idea of Intellectual Property"
Reference :Branislav Hazucha "Intellectual Property and Cultural Diversity: Two Views on the Relationship Between Market and Culture "
 [Japanese version is also available "知的財産権と文化的多様性" 知的財産法政策学研究28号:南部朋子(訳)]
16:25 – 16:40 coffee break

 [Afternoon Session II]

16:40 – 17:40 Discussion on Biodiversity, Culture and the Idea of Intellectual Property

Place: Gunkan Classroom Building 2F room 8 [MAP]
Language: English

Basically, the conferences related to intellectual property are held with closed doors. Hence anyone who would like to attend, but does not belong to Graduate School of Law or Research Institute for Information Law & Policy of Hokkaido University, please kindly inform us (coeip (at) beforehand. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Regarding the reception

The receptions will be held on August 27. We will appreciate you inform us (coeip (at) also whether you would like to attend when you sign up for pre-registration.
The detailed information is as follows;

Date : Aug.27 18:00 – 20:00
Place : Faculty House Trillium (Enreiso), Hokkaido University
         [MAP (North 12-West8 area)]

The above-mentioned information is available in PDF [ 2010 Conference 27-28Aug.pdf ]