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Dr. Jane Anderson to Moderate a Panel on Intellectual Property and Social Justice

Dr. Jane Anderson will be moderating a panel as part of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice's "Intellectual Property Empowerment Summit," taking place at Howard University School of Law on 5 November 2010. The Summit aims to develop working frameworks for providing and facilitating access to information about intellectual property law within underserved and marginalized communities. Dr Anderson has served as part of the core organizing team and is co-ordinating the panel, "Protection for Indigenous Cultural Knowledge and Expression," which will focus on the question, "Is cultural expression and 'know-how' in my community protectable?" The Summit will draw scholars and professionals in the field of intellectual property, specifically those who are working to empower marginalized communities through IP strategies of protection. The Under-Secretary of Commerce and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Honorable David Kappos, as well as the US IP Enforcement Co-ordinator, Victoria Espinel will be in attendance.

Dr. Anderson is a new faculty affiliate with the Center for Heritage and Society, the first in the cluster hire for international heritage studies.

Center for Heritage and Society, 215 Machmer Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003 phone: 413.545.2221  fax: 413.545.9494