International Space Station R&D Conference

Intellectual Property   |   September 22-24, 2020


The International Space Station (ISS) R&D Conference is a collection of online panels, technical sessions, and collaboration activities that broaden knowledge and understanding of past work and future possibilities onboard the International Space Station.

Shareholder Clark Lackert will speak on the topic of comprehensive intellectual property legal protection in space. He will focus on how strengthening intellectual property at the station and in space generally will enhance the ISS’s stature as a prominent nexus and jumping off point for space commercialization and development. He spoke about similar issues at Florida Space Day 2020.

Presentation abstract: Intellectual Property (“IP”) is the key to development of ISS activities and future commercial and governmental activity in space in the 21st Century. The current “ISS Treaty” (1999) is outdated and did not foresee the explosion of inventive and creative activity in space which needs legal protection in order to encourage investment and expansion.

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