30 August 2017

With the advent of 3D scanners and 3D printers any user can (re)produce unauthorised versions of an object that embodies a registered design in digital or physical form. Please join members of the Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program and their invited speakers for a Research Symposium to consider the intellectual property implications for registered design owners, and those who use these technologies.

Keynote speaker, Mitchell Adams, Manager for the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology will consider the effectiveness of Australian registered design rights with the advent of 3D scanners and printers.

Professor Margaret Petty, head of the School of Design at QUT's Creative Industries Faculty will discuss how allied design disciplines need to consider what design means in the 4th industrial revolution, where it adds value, and how can it adapt to radically different forms of manufacture, supply chains, IP protections and customer demands for greater levels of customization.

Daniel Flood, Creative Managaer at The Edge, State Library Queensland will explore the understanding and misconceptions in the community around IP and 3D printing, and the role spaces such as libraries, public makerspaces (etc) can and do play in informing this conversation in community.

Dr Brett Dale, CEO of the Motor Traders Association of Queensland believes collaboration with stakeholders and regulators about emerging technologies to ensure that associated regulations are responsive, flexible and support business prosperity and consumer expectations will be essential as the automotive value chain will be transformed by emerging technologies within the next 2-5 years.

Dr Angela Daly, Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in QUT’s Faculty of Law will examine how a different linguistic, political and cultural context in China has given rise to a different 3DP ecosystem to the Western world. Even so, similar concerns are arising as regards the relationship between 3D printing, design files and IP.

Professor Matthew Rimmer, leader of the IP and Innovation Law Research Program at QUT's Faculty of Law will analyse a recent decision by the US Supreme Court in the potential ramifications of the ruling for copyright law, designs, fashion and 3D printing.

Register your attendance by Monday 28 August 2017

30 August 2017 - 30 August 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm
QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane
C Block, level 4, Room C406
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