Barbara Pruitt, 816-932-1288, email@example.com, Kauffman Foundation
New intellectual property and entrepreneurship project, supported by the Kauffman Foundation, to be introduced
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Feb. 26, 2008 — Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ) will hold its Symposium on Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship March 7-8, 2008 at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. The 12th annual symposium will explore the role of intellectual property—focusing on patent law—in promoting entrepreneurship and in providing incentives to entrepreneurs.
At the symposium, BCLT will introduce its project on intellectual property and entrepreneurship, launched this year with the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The current state of knowledge about the field of intellectual property and entrepreneurship will be discussed, as well as future plans for empirical and theoretical research.
Speakers and panelists from a broad range of disciplines will explore various aspects of patents, including why entrepreneurs seek patents, the challenges entrepreneurs face when licensing or enforcing patents, the role of patents in today's innovation environment and patent reform initiative. For more information about the symposium, visit http://www.law.berkeley.edu/bclt/entrepreneurship/.