2019 Annual Conference of the European Policy for Intellectual Property

by Emily Michiko Morris, Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Director of Non-J.D. Programs

Emily Michiko MorrisSeptember 24, 2019 — I recently had an opportunity to present my scholarship on unregistered patent rights at the 2019 Annual Conference of the European Policy for Intellectual Property, in Zurich, Switzerland, September 11. I was selected to join international legal scholars, economists, jurists, students, and others at the conference on “The Future of IP.”

I spoke on the gender disparities that still plague modern-day patent systems and how a system of unregistered — or automatic — patent rights could help women inventors. This year’s conference, hosted by L'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, also featured presentations on artificial intelligence, pharmaceuticals, online piracy, and many other topics within the context of intellectual property law.

Next year’s EPIP conference will take place in September in Madrid, Spain.