On April 20, 2013, the Czech Embasssy in Washington DC hosted an extraordinary conference organized by the SVU with the aim to attract new members to the Society by introducing them to the complex issue of intellectual property.
Five speakers discussed the principles and utility of intellectual property in contemporary society. Speakers included Dr. Peter Ujhazy of the National Cancer Institute, Edward (Jed) Gordon of Boston legal firm Foley & Lardner LLP, George Dolina of Falls Church IP law firm BSKB, scientist Imre Kovesdi, and novelist Geert van der Kolk. Mr. Georges Eichler came especially for this event all the way from Algiers.
This event was enthusiastically prepared by Dr. Petr Hausner. The conferernce achieved its goal by presenting in an accessible manner the basics and practical aspects of the intellectual property protection. The format of this conference proved to be an example for future endeavors in recruitement of the Society’s new members.