Fair Use at the University of Washington

Fair Use In The Digital Age: The Ongoing Influence of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose’s “Transformative Use Test”

April 17 & 18, 2015
University of Washington School of Law, William H. Gates Hall
Seattle, Washington

CLE credits, including ethics, pending.


Internet Intermediaries and Law Enforcement at Southampton

Enrolling Internet intermediaries in the law enforcement process – challenges and opportunities, School of Law, University of Southampton on 17-18 September 2015.

Location: School of Law, University of Southampton, UK.

Conference Fee: £300 (standard), £250 (academic), £100 (student)

Register online:


Call for papers:


(Deadline for submission of abstracts: 26 March 2015 — but check the website for a possible extension).

Patent Litigation at Catholic University

The Catholic University Law Review is pleased to announce our 2015 Symposium, Patent Litigation After the America Invents Act, on Friday, March 27, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. There is no cost to attend the symposium, but we ask that you please register by March 20, 2015.


Internet Law WIP 2016

Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference
At New York Law School

SAVE THE DATE: March 5, 2016

New York Law School and Santa Clara University School of Law are pleased to announce that the Sixth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference will be held at the Tribeca campus of New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, on March 5, 2016. The Call for Papers and all further details will be forthcoming. We look forward to seeing everyone!

WIPIP 2016

Save the date:

WIPIP 2016 will be held at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington on Feb. 19-20, 2016, hosted by CASRIP. Please save the dates and look for details on paper submission etc. in the near future.

For now, general information can be found at:



BioPharma Law at IU-Indianapolis

Indiana University – Indianapolis McKinney School of Law:

The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation invites you to attend the BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium on Thursday, March 12. CLE: 7.0 Hours (pending approval.) Here’s the lineup for the day’s events:

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks: Dean Andrew Klein
8:35 a.m. Conference Organizer: Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Gerald L. Bepko Chair in Law; Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation
8:40 a.m. Opening Address: Professor Emily Michiko Morris, IU McKinney School of Law, “The Changing Landscape in Biopharmaceuticals.”

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Panel One
“University Tech Transfers in BioPharma”
Chad Pittman, ’02, Vice President, Purdue Research Foundation
James Myers, ’95, JD, PhD, Eli Lilly
Professor Greg Dolin, University of Baltimore School of Law
Moderator: Constance Lindman, Partner, SmithAmundsen

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Panel Two
“Legal Issues in Clinical Trials (US and Asia)”
Professor Rebecca S. Eisenberg, Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law, University of Michigan School of Law
Hsin Hsieh, Counsel, PRAHEALTHSCIENCES, Taiwan
Moderator: Professor David Orentlicher, Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law; Co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, IU McKinney School of Law

Noon – 1:15 p.m. Keynote Address
Janet Gongola, ’03, Senior Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Introduction: Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Gerald L. Bepko Chair; Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Panel Three
“Latest Litigation Issues in BioPharma”
Sarah Spires, Skiermont Puckett LLP
Professor Yaniv Heled, Georgia State University School of Law
Dr. J. Patrick Elsevier, Jones Day

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel Four
“Patent Prosecution of Biologics”
Ken Gandy, ’88, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry
Professor Nicholson Price, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Jay Sanders, Faegre Baker Daniels
Moderator: Michael Bartol, ’97, Bose McKinney & Evans

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Panel Five
“Generic Drugs and Quality Challenges”
Professor Cynthia Ho, DePaul University School of Law
Ann McGeehan, General Counsel, HR Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Law
Greg Laker, ’84, Cohen & Malad
Moderator: Professor Diana Winters, IU McKinney School of Law

Closing remarks: Professor Emily Morris, IU McKinney School of Law


Contact: Kristin Brockett at kbrocket@iupui.edu or 317-278-9160

Patent Reform at NYU

Monday, March 2, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
New York University School of Law
New York, NY

Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy presents:
Panel Discussion on Patent Reform: Will Fee Shifting Help or Hinder Patent Enforcement?
Abstract: Professor Jason Schultz, NYU Law, will moderate a discussion on whether fee shifting as proposed in Congress is needed in view of the relaxed standard for exceptional case recovery since the SCOTUS decisions in Octane and Highmark. Panelists include: Eric Cohen, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; John Desmarais, Desmarais LLP; Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss, NYU Law; Theresa Gillis, Mayer Brown LLP; David Kappos, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; John Pegram, Fish & Richardson.
A reception will follow at 7:45 PM.
1.5 New York CLE credit in the Area of Professional Practice is approved for both experienced and newly attorneys (those admitted to the New York Bar for less than two years) and is presented in traditional (in person) format. The CLE Certificate will be mailed to you after the roundtable.
Relevant background materials are available for download at http://www.nyuengelberg.org/events/2015/2/23/will-fee-shifting-help-or-hinder-patent-enforcement.
To register, email annemarie.hassett@nyu.edu.

Copyright Duration at Tulane

“The Hardest Copyright Exam in the World: A Roundtable of Impossible Questions”
Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 Copyright Research Lab at Tulane University Law School
New Orleans

In conjunction with the launching of the Durationator Copyright System at Thomson Reuters, we are holding a small roundtable on start to work on impossible questions. This first one is focused on practical real-world issues that arise focused on formalities, international issues, duration (or course), logistics of large projects, and other questions. Thomson Reuters and Limited Times, LLC are co-sponsors for the event. Additional funds are provided by the Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Professorship in Social Entrepreneurship. Among our first roundtable guests are David Nimmer, Jule Sigall, Dale Nelson, Greg Cram, Kenny Crews, Hope O’Keeffe, Peter Yu, Kim Glorioso, Glynn Lunney, and Elizabeth Townsend Gard.

IP Symposium at Akron

The University of Akron School of Law presents

The 17th Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy

March 9, 2015

This year’s symposium features a review of recent developmentsin the areas of patent, copyright and trademark law, as well as discussions of the new trademark legislation in China and of the legal, business and ethical issues confronting businesses dealing with personal information in light of recent movements in the European Union toward a digital “right to be forgotten”. The program also includes panel discussions focusing on intellectual property issues for small and emerging businesses and on recent developments in patent law.

The recently appointed Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practice from the Copyright Office will provide the keynote luncheon address. Other speakers include noted judges, practitioners and academics who are experts in various areas of intellectual property law and practice.


Innovation in the Creation and Distribution of Content at Colorado

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:00-6:15 PM
@ University of Colorado Law School, Wittemyer Courtroom, Room 101

Technological innovation challenges the law in many ways. This challenge is perhaps most acutely felt in copyright, where changes in technology affect consumers, distributors, and creators of content alike. With the advent of the “Next Great Copyright Act,” this conference will consider what copyright policy in the new digital age should look like.

The first panel will consider how technological developments have changed the way in which artists create new content. What opportunities and challenges do new technologies and business models present for creators, and how can copyright law – and doctrines like fair use and transformative works – help or hurt these artists?

The second panel will ask whether and how the law can encourage the creative and tech industries to work toward a common goal of innovation in the creation and dissemination of content? How have changes in technology affected consumer preferences, and vice versa? What role, if any, does copyright – and things like the first sale doctrine – play in either supporting or thwarting these changes?

These questions define the contemporary debate in technology & copyright. In HathiTrust v. Authors Guild, the 2nd Circuit rejected a lawsuit for copyright infringement against digital library HathiTrust for using books scanned by Google. Meanwhile, non-profit organizations like the newly-formed Authors Alliance not only embrace, but actively promote, digital technology for the dissemination of content. While some conferences have focused on the intersection of copyright and technology, too few have focused specifically on the content that drives that technology, the people who create that content, and the companies responsible for getting that content into the hands of users.

In a closing fireside chat, Maria Pallante, U.S. Register of Copyrights, will engage in a conversation about the changing face of copyright policy in the face of new technologies. The conventional view pits artist (and copyright holder) against tech company in the battle for control over digital content. The reality, however, is that many of today’s most popular technologies rely on content created by artists to attract consumers. Artists, in turn, rely on those technologies to distribute the work that they create. This conversation will thus explore how developments in technology and the concomitant changes in consumer preferences are challenging artists and tech companies alike, forcing both to constantly innovate in order to thrive in the new digital age and raising questions as to what statutory changes will be necessary to adapt copyright law to the digital age.