ICAP Ocean Tomo Unveils IP Think Tank & Auction Program Track IP Nation: Economic Development through IP. Presented by the International Intellectual Property Institute

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ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L), today announced one of four program tracks for the upcoming IP Think Tank & Live Auction event, on March 24-25, 2010, in San Francisco, California. The tracks are focused on exploring the next generation of intellectual property (IP) development.

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Last year we saw governments step up efforts to harness the power of IP to stimulate economic development and shield domestic industry

ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L), today announced one of four program tracks for the upcoming IP Think Tank & Live Auction event, on March 24-25, 2010, in San Francisco, California. The tracks are focused on exploring the next generation of intellectual property (IP) development.

“Last year we saw governments step up efforts to harness the power of IP to stimulate economic development and shield domestic industry,” mentions Dean Becker of ICAP Ocean Tomo. “We’re excited to present this track. The use of IP for nation-building is a topic that is currently relevant, and important to our industry as whole.”

The track will follow ICAP Ocean Tomo’s recently-developed IP Think Tank conference model, beginning with panelist presentations on subject matter, including tax law and policy, sovereign wealth funds, licensing and technology transfer, and IP management. The program continues with a collaborative panel and audience discussion, wrapping up on day two with a presentation of the session by the track moderator.

The IP Nation track is presented by the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI). “The notion of using IP as a fundamental strategy to support growth and development is not new,” states Hon. Bruce Lehman, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, and current president and board chairman of IIPI, who will be moderating the program track. “The primary focus of the session will be exploring some of the key strategies currently employed and how these can lead to economic development. I’m thrilled to moderate the panel on this highly relevant topic.”

Other IP Think Tank program track topics include: Investment in IP; The Growing Intangible Asset Marketplace; and Developing a National Intellectual Property Economic Infrastructure.

To register to attend the ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Think Tank & Auction, please visit, https://www.regonline.com/icap_ocean_tomo_ip_think_tank_live_auction. The ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Think Tank Conference is not affiliated with the blog IP Think Tank, managed by the IP Strategy firm, Duncan Bucknell Company.

About IIPI
The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), (http://www.iipi.org), is a nonprofit international development organization and think tank located in Washington, DC. IIPI is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the use of intellectual property as a tool for economic growth, particularly in developing countries.

About ICAP Ocean Tomo LLC
ICAP Ocean Tomo (http://www.ICAPOceanTomo.com) is the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP.

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