CICL 2016

8th Conference on Innovation and Communications Law

May 25-26, 2016

UEF Law School, Joensuu, Finland

Call for Papers

Abstracts

Registration

Accommodation

Traveling Information

Program 2016

List of Confirmed Participants

Contact Us

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Eight Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (CICL) will be held in Joensuu, Finland on 25 and 26 May, 2016. UEF Law School at the University of Eastern Finland hosts this year's conference at Joensuu campus. CICL—a joint venture involving the University of Turku Faculty of Law (Finland), the UEF Law School (Finland), the University of Louisville Law School (USA), Michigan State University College of Law (USA), Texas A&M University School of Law (USA) and IPR University Center—explores legal issues involving intellectual property law, communications law, and issues related to the intersection of the two. The conference theme varies from year to year. Previous conferences:

 

The organizers of CICL 2016 invite papers on the theme

 

Fading, Emerging and Flipped Markets: Owning, Licensing or Sharing Technologies?

Contemporary markets are in turmoil. Technologies are changing the what, who, how and the where of what we eat, buy and share. Consumers, businesses and governments alike are replacing their real world communications infrastructures with digital alternatives. Fundamental shifts occur in manufacturing, agribusiness and entertainment affecting the health and wealth of the global work force. Multinational corporations – whether Monsanto, Uber, SuperCell or Google – are re-designing traditional markets and global trade by forcing a shift of trading platforms. Intellectual property protection lies at the heart of these shifts, whether enabling new markets or fortifying power positions in fading markets. Do the values of the sharing economy translate to law and governments? Can law shape liability to ensure security, sustainability, access to these markets without disincentivizing R&D intensive industries? How do businesses respond to legal uncertainty and diversity between national laws?

We invite papers on legal issues relating to;

  1. innovations law, e.g. 3D printing, biotechnology, food & health, environment and climate change.
  2. communications law, e.g. telecommunications, social media and gaming
  3. new communications infrastructures, e.g. collection of personal data, internet security, collective licensing and self-regulation
  4. innovative global sales & marketing infrastructures, e.g. internet service providers, non-commercial & commercial sharing platforms, public and private regulatory responses,  global franchising or masscontracts.

ABSTRACTS

Abstracts are reviewed by the consortium on a rolling-basis.

Submit your abstract for consideration by March 31, 2016 to cicl2016@uef.fi. 

Registration

Please, register yourself as a participant of the seminar here:

Registration form

Mention your name and title and your university, faculty, school or other department or other institution, your food-allergies/special diets, your e-mail address as well as the country you are coming from. The registration deadline is May 20, 2016.

If you have questions about the registration, contact cicl2016@uef.fi .

ACCOMMODATION

HOSTEL ISLO

(24. - 28.5.2016)

Distance to conference venue 1,3 kilometers/ 0,8 miles

47,50€/night/room (1 person)

71,00€/night/room (2 persons)

The price includes breakfast, towels and linen.

Valid until 24.4.2016. Reservation code CICL2016

 

Contact information and reservations

finnhostel(a)islo.jns.fi

Tel. +358 50 408 4587

Please remember to mention the reservation code!

GREEN STAR

(24. – 28.5.2016)

Distance to the conference venue 1 kilometer/ 0,6 miles

59,50 €/night / room ( 1–3 persons)

Breakfast 8 € /person

Valid until 24.4.2016, reservation code CICL2016

 

Contact information and reservations

info (at) greenstar.fi

tel: +358 10 423 9390

Please remember to mention the reservation code! Also mention, if you want to have the breakfast included (8€/person)

 

SOKOS HOTEL VAAKUNA

(24. – 28.5.2016)

Distance to the conference venue 0,9 kilometers/ 0,6 miles

95 €/night / single room

115 €/night / double room

Prizes include guest sauna and breakfast.

Valid until 24.4.2016, reservation code BCICL2016

 

Contact information and reservations

www.sokoshotels.fi

vaakuna.joensuu (at) sokoshotels.fi

tel.+358 10 782 3100

Please remember to mention the reservation code!

 

SOKOS HOTEL KIMMEL

(24. – 28.5.2016)

Distance to conference venue 2,1 kilometers/ 1,2 miles

94 €/night / single room

114 €/night / double room

Prizes include guest sauna and breakfast.

Valid until 24.4.2016, reservation code BCICL2016

 

Contact information and reservations

www.sokoshotels.fi

kimmel.joensuu (at) sokoshotels.fi

tel: +358 20 123 4663

Please remember to mention the reservation code!

 

HOTEL CUMULUS

Distance to the conference venue 0,7 kilometers/ 0,4 miles.

No quota, but the hotel offers rooms for participants if there is room, with the following prizes:

98 €/night / single room

118 €/night / double room

Prizes include guest sauna and breakfast.

Reservation code: CICL2016

 

Contact information and reservations

 

joensuu.cumulus (at) restel.fi

tel: +358 13 511 2100

Please remember to mention the reservation code!

Traveling information

Joensuu lies in the Eastern Finland, in North Karelia. The distance from Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, to Joensuu is about 450 kilometers/ 280 miles (along the highway 6). The most convenient way to travel from Helsinki  to Joensuu is to fly. The flight from Helsinki to Joensuu takes less than an hour. The distance between Joensuu airport and Joensuu city center is 11 kilometres/ 6,8 miles. You can travel from the airport to the town center (and hotels) by taxi of by airport bus (Savo-Karjalan linja Oy, see schedule below).

A cheaper way to travel from Helsinki to Joensuu is by train. The train takes approximately four and a half hours. You can take the train from Helsinki city center or directly from the airport. If you travel directly from the airport, you must first take a commuter train to Tikkurila and change there to the express train. The railway station is on the eastern side of the Joensuu city center. The distance between the railway station and the town center (and most of the hotels with the exception of Kimmel, which is located next to the railway station) is about 0,6 - 0,8 kilometers/ 0,3 - 0,5 miles, and the distance between the railway station and the conference venue about is 2,1 kilometers/ 1,2 miles. It is convenient to walk the distances between the railway station, the hotels and the campus. Naturally, you can take a bus or a taxi from the railway station to the town centre.

Map of Joensuu (includes hotels)

Schedule of the airport bus

Schedule of trains from Helsinki (both city center and airport) to Joensuu

PROGRAM 2016

Day 1: May 25, 2016

 

9:30 to 10:00: Registration

 

10:00 to 10:15: Welcome and introductions

Prof. Katja Lindroos, UEF Law School

 

10:15 to 12:00: Innovations law

Chair: Prof. Peter Yu, Texas A&M University Law School

 

Governing Medical Commons

Prof. Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh, USA

EU Trade Secret Directive

Prof. Sharon Sandeen, Hamline University, USA

Franchising for Africa

COO Sami Lehto, Goodmood Highland Ltd., Finland

 

12:00 to 13:30: Lunch

 

13:30 to 14:45:

X track: Communications law: telecommuncations, social media, gaming

Chair: Prof. Lars Smith, University of Louisville, USA

 

Videogames and their Clones

Prof. Susan Corbett, Victoria University Wellington, New Zeeland

AADHAAR- the New Avatar- Privacy vs. Welfare

Prof. V.C. Vivekanandan,

Evolving Digital Market

Joonas Huuhtanen, UEF Law School, Finland

 

Y track: Patents and standards

Chair: Dr. Ulla-Maija Mylly, University of Turku, Finland

 

Emerging Technologies and Patent Data: Foundations for Policy Development

Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University, USA

ICT Standardization and Competition: Searching for Global Governance beyond Fragmentation and Protectionism

Riccardo Tremolada, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

National Security Provisions- Protecting Security Interests or Discrimination in Respect of Availability of Patent Rights?

Anne-Mari Lummevuo, Unviersity of Turku, Finland

                    

14:45 to 15:15: Coffee Break

 

15:15 to 16:30:  Online Content and Big Data

Chair: Prof. Katja Lindroos, UEF Law School

 

Contractual Protections of Website Content

Prof. Eliza Mik. Singapore Management Univeristy, Singapore

Information Power Assymmetries in M2M Communications

Maria-Cristina Macocinschi, University of Turku, Finland

The Making of an Orphan: Diligent Search Requirement and Mass Digitisation

Laura Zoboli, Bocconi University, Italy

Regulating Terms and Conditions on Licensing of Copyright: 3D Printing files

Kan He, Ludwig Maximillian University, Germany

 

18:00:  Dinner (Fransmanni)

 

Day 2: May 26, 2016

 

9:15 to 10:30:  3D-Printing

Chair: Prof. Katja Lindroos, UEF Law School, Finland

 

3D Printing and Trademark Law

Prof. Lucas Osborn, Campbell Law School, USA

3D Printing and Patents

Prof. Nari Lee, Hanken School of Economics, Finland

3D Printing and IP Strategy

Mikko Antikainen, Hanken School of Economics, Finland

 

10:30 to 11.00: Coffee Break

 

11:00 to 12.15:

X track: Market Structures & Copyright

Chair: Prof. John Cross, Univeristy of Louisville, USA

 

Copyright and Intermediary Market Structure

Prof. Glynn Lunney, Texas A&M University, USA

Limiting geoblocking in online content distribution

Dr. Juha Vesala, University of Helsinki, Finland

Privacy

Brian Holland, Texas A&M University, USA

The Interesting Case of Audiovisual Media Services in the EU

Prof. Katarzyna Klafkowska-Wasniowska, Adam Mickiewicz University. Poland

 

Y Track: Technologies

Chair: Prof. Nari Lee, Hanken School of Economics, Finland

 

Impact on Transgenic Technologies- Policy vs Reality

Prof. Mei-Hsin Wang, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Taiwan

IP Issues Relating to Digital Flavors

Prof. John Cross, University of Louisville, USA

Reverse engineering of software for interoperability and trade secret protection

Dr. Ulla-Maija Mylly, University of Turku

Ipv6 :Challenging Privacy and Net Neutrality

Vasiliki Koniakou, University of Turku, Finland

 

12:15 to 13:30:  Lunch

 

13:30 to 15:00:  Global challenges to IP protection

Chair: Prof. Peter Yu, Texas A&M University, USA

 

Be-Labouring IP Difference in the Global IP Market

Lee-Ann Tong, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Protecting trademarks in Africa

COO Sami Lehto, Goodmood Highland Ltd., Finland

Collaborative E(U)conomy

Frank Hoogendijk

Climate Change Conundrum- IP Regime and Transfer of Clean Technology

Shreyeas Negi, Hidayatullah National Law University, India

 

15:00 to 15:30: Coffee Break

15:30 to 16:00: Closing Panel

18:00:  Dinner (Aura)

 

LIST OF CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

 

PhD Candidate Mikko Antikainen, Hanken School of Economics, Finland

Prof. Susan Corbett, University of Wellington, New Zealand

Prof. John T. Cross, University of Louisville, USA

PhD Candidate Kan He, Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany

Frank Hoogendijk, Law Square, Belgium

PhD Candidate Joonas Huuhtanen, UEF Law School, Finland

Dr Katarzyna Klafkowska-Waśniowska, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Faculty of Law and Administration, Poland

PhD Candidate Vasiliki Koniakou, University of Turku faculty of Law, Finland

Chief Operating Officer Sami Lehto, Goodmood Highland Ltd., Finland

Prof. Katja Lindroos, UEF Law School, Finland

PhD Candidate Anne-Mari Lummevuo, University of Turku faculty of Law, Finland

Prof. Glynn S. Lunney, Jr., Texas A&M University School of Law, USA

PhD Candidate Maria Macocinschi, University of Turku Faculty of Law, Finland

Prof. Michael J. Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, USA

Prof. Peter Mezei, University of Szeged, Hungary

Prof. Eliza Mik, Singapore Management University School of Law, Singapore

Dr. Ulla-Maija Mylly, University of Turku Faculty of Law, Finland

Prof. Nari Lee, Hanken School of Economics

Shreyas Negi, Hidayatullah National Law University, India

Prof. Lucas Osborn, Campbell University School of Law, USA

Prof. Sharon Sandeen, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, USA

Prof. Lars Smith, University of Louisville, USA

Senior Lecturer Lee-Ann Tong, University of Cape Town Department of Commercial Law, South Africa

PhD Candidate Riccardo Tremolada, University of Shanghai Jiaotong/ University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Dr. Juha Vesala, University of Helsinki Faculty of Law, Finland

Prof. V.C. Vivekanandan, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India

Dr. Mei-Hsin Wang, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Prof. Peter K. Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law, USA

PhD Candidate Laura Zoboli, Bocconi University, Italy

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Email: cicl2016@uef.fi

Ms. Laura Tammenlehto

Mr. Joonas Huuhtanen