Join members of the QUT Faculty of Law's Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program for this half-day event where we will consider the role of 3D printing in intellectual property, education, community participation, and innovation.
The first session will provide a comparative consideration of intellectual property and 3D printing. Professor Marcus Norrgard from the University of Helsinki will provide a keynote address on intellectual property and 3D printing in the European Union. There will be a consideration of intellectual property and 3D printing in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Australia. There will be an examination of the relevance of the various forms of intellectual property – including copyright law, designs law, trade mark law, patent law, and trade secrets, as well as forms of open licensing. The second session will consider the role in 3D printing in culture heritage, community participation and cultural engagement. The State Library of Queensland will consider the role of cultural institutions as hosts of makerspaces in Queensland and Australia. Living labs have also played an important role in promoting digital participation and cultural engagement.
The third session will explore the role of makerspaces, fabspaces, tech shops, and hackerspaces in relation to innovation, business, and enterpreneurship. There will be a consideration of the application of 3D printing in the fields of health, medicine, and biotechnology and a focus upon how small-to-medium enterprises have made use of 3D printing. There will also be a discussion of the role of crowdfunding in supporting ventures of the Maker Movement. This event will seek to pass on both theoretical and practical insights gained from an ARC Discovery Project to the local maker community.
Keynote Speaker Professor Marcus Norrgard (The University of Helsinki)
Marcus Norrgård is a Professor of Law at the University of Helsinki, Vaasa Unit of Legal Studies. He was awarded the Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree in 2002 and law degree in 1996, both at the University of Helsinki. Norrgård is Chairman of the Finnish Copyright Council (Tekijänoikeusneuvosto), editor-in-chief for Tidskrift, utgiven av Juridiska föreningen i Finland, chairman of the ethics board of the Finnish Franchising Association and member of the board of Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR). He has previously served on the Board of the Finnish AIPPI Group and as editor for Tidskrift, utgiven av Juridiska föreningen i Finland (JFT) and Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR).
- Dr. Kylie Pappalardo - QUT Faculty of Law
- Professor Matthew Rimmer - Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, QUT Faculty of Law
- Margaret Warren - State Library of Queensland
- Associate Professor Michael Dezuanni - QUT DMRC
- Dr. Sam Tavassoli - RMIT University, School of Management
- Anne Matthew - QUT Faculty of Law
- Angela Dahlke - QUT Foundry