Intellectual Property is one of our favorite topics of law. The World Intellectual Property Organization holds every April 26th as World IP Day, to bring attention to the field and increase the awareness it has on all parts of our society.
Check out what's going for the 2013 celebration!
Predicting the future is an uncertain endeavor at best, but that doesn’t keep us from trying. And with ever greater access to information, instant communication, new forms of collaboration and crowd-sourcing, our predictions are becoming more frequent, more outrageous, and more accurate.
We know, for example, that cars will soon drive themselves. That our sight and speech – eventually our brains – will interact more directly with, and effectively control, our computers. Which will in turn become much smaller and be worn on – or inside – our bodies. This will all have a profound effect on how we live – how we think, how we work, how we learn, heal, enjoy.
What used to be science fiction is now fact. But what’s next? What is the future beyond the future? What disruptive technology is now just an idea bouncing around a young engineer’s mind? Who will create the next online sensation that again changes how we talk to each other? What new music will emerge from a garage somewhere to rock the world’s dance floors or unnerve the academy? Who are tomorrow’s great artists and innovators? How are they working; how do they create? And how will they get their creations to market in a world where the game changes, almost daily?
The future? Ask the next generation.
- Follow us and join the discussion on the World IP Day Facebook page;
- Find IP Day images from around the world and check out activities on our world events map;
- Share your World IP Day activities, posters, pictures, etc., directly on the Facebook Page, or send them to us for posting at firstname.lastname@example.org.