|IP in Transition: a Kat speaks*|
public and private sector IP administrators, academics, economists, accountants and people who are involved either in seeking to shape government IP policy or in telling governments what to think.
This whole operation was strongly supported by sponsors: IP Australia, the AIPPI, FICPI, LESANZ and IPSANZ. It was good to see how organisers brought the sponsors into the lecture series and kept them involved in it rather than -- as sadly happens a little too often these days -- just taking the money and saying bye-bye. This blogger's impression is that an involved sponsor is a happy sponsor: event fund-raisers take note.
|Giving the same lecture every time round:|
more a job for a groundhog than a Kat?
My Bed, by Tracey Emin. How is this so? Jeremy gave the following reasons:
1. the bed is functional and thus available for use;
2. it receives a high volume of criticism and abuse, despite its value [earlier this year it sold for £2.54 million];
3. it's definitely a mess;
4. its appearance is quite different, depending on the position from which you view it;
5. if you're in the middle of it, you don't see most of the mess at all;
6. it's a facility that can be enjoyed by most people, whether alone or in combination with others;
7. with a little tidying up it'll be just fine ...
8. ... but it can generally benefit from being changed now and again.On a concluding note, Jeremy would like to offer his deepest gratitude to Andrew Christie and Julia Truong for making him feel so welcome and for enabling him to travel from each venue to the next in a painlessly efficient manner. Thanks are also due to the various venue hosts for their warmth and kindness.
* Photo by fellow blogger Mark Summerfield (Patentology)