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 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
To register, email

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.

Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Cyberlaw Section Annual Conference

This is a call for papers for the Cyberlaw section of the 2015 SLS Annual Conference to be held at the University of York from Tuesday 1st September – Friday 4th September. This year’s theme, ‘Law’s Subjects: Subject to Law’, has been chosen to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta 1215, as well as the 250th anniversary of Entick v Carrington.

The Cyberlaw section will meet in the first half of the conference on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd September. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an abstract by Tuesday 31st March. All abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair conference system which can be accessed using the following link: If for any reason the weblink does not work, please cut and paste the web address into your internet browser. If you have not used EasyChair system before, you will need to create an account before making your submission. This is a very quick process and full instructions on how to use the EasyChair system are attached though please do let me know if you experience any problems.

I would welcome proposals for papers on any issue relating to [area of law covered by subject section], including those addressing this year’s conference theme. Alternatively, if you would like to propose a topic of current interest for a panel or roundtable discussion, please do get in touch to see if this can be arranged.

As the SLS is keen to ensure that as many members with good quality papers as possible are able to present, we discourage speakers from presenting more than one paper at the conference. With this in mind, I would be grateful if you could let me know if you are also responding to calls for papers from other sections.

Please note that whilst you need only send a proposed title and abstract at this stage, speakers are encouraged to submit a full paper via EasyChair before the conference. The SLS offers a Best Paper Prize which can be awarded to academics at any stage of their career. The Prize carries a £250 monetary award and winning papers are published in Legal Studies. To be eligible:

•speakers must be fully paid-up members of the SLS;
•papers must not exceed 11,000 words including footnotes (as counted in Word); and
•papers must not have been published previously or have been accepted or be under consideration for publication.

I have also been asked to remind you that all speakers will need to book and pay to attend the conference. Booking information will be circulated in due course.

With best wishes,
Faye Wang
Convenor, SLS Cyberlaw Section

IPSC 2015 at DePaul

The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®) at the DePaul University College of Law will host the 15th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 6th and 7th, 2015. All relevant information is available at

Requests to Present: Requests to present should be submitted through the on-line registration system no later than May 1, 2015. The registration system can be accessed through the conference registration site, at Every effort will be made to accommodate full-time IP scholars who submit a request by the deadline.

Requests to Attend: CIPLIT® welcomes attendance by full-time academics who would like to participate in discussions but do not plan to present their own work. Requests to attend but not to present also should be made through the conference registration site by May 1, 2015, at

Please feel free to contact Brett Davinger with any questions at

We look forward to seeing you at DePaul soon.
Maggie Livingson, CIPLIT® Faculty Director
Ellen Gutiontov, CIPLIT® Executive Director
Barb Bressler
Stefy Fusco
Patty Gerstenblith
Mike Grynberg
Bobbi Kwall
Josh Sarnoff
Tony Volini

IP and Gender at American University

Reimagining IP/Gender:
The Next Ten Years of Feminist Engagement with Intellectual Property Law

Presented with the Women and the Law Program
American University Washington College of Law
February 27, 2015
For registration and more information.

At the 11th Annual IP/Gender, presenters will address the production of knowledge, commodification, definition, and valuation of women’s work, and other areas of feminist and queer inquiry. We hope to spur intellectual property scholars to explore how the tools of deliberately intersectional feminist and queer theory can shed new light on the challenge of creating intellectual property law that fosters social justice.

9:30 am – Welcome – Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law

9:35 – Opening Keynote
Ann Shalleck, American University Washington College of Law – Introduction
Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center- IP, Gender, and Creative Communities

10:00 – Panel I
Community Structure and Women’s Leadership in Traditional Cultural Production – Moderator – Margaret Chon, Seattle University School of Law
Helen Chuma Okoro, Nigerian institute of Advanced Legal Studies – Traditional Knowledge, Intellectual Property Protection, and Matriarchal Dominance: The Case of Traditional Textiles in South Western Nigeria
Lorraine Aragon, University of North Carolina – Cut From the Same Cloth? Reimagining Copyright’s Relationship with TCEs and Gender in Indonesia
11:00 Coffee 11:15 – Panel II Documenting Communities of Practice – Moderator – Meredith Jacob, American University Washington College of Law
Jhessica Reia, Center for Technology and Society at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (CTS-FGV) – DIY or Die! Gender and Creation in Marginal Music Production
Betsy Rosenblatt, Whittier Law School (and Rebecca Tushnet) – Transformative Works: Young Women’s Voices on Fandom and Fair Use
12:30 Lunch

1:00 – Lunch Keynote: Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law – IP and Gender: Reflections on Methodology and Accomplishments

1:30 Panel III
Gendered Understandings of the Role and Scope of Intellectual Property Law – Moderator – Irene Calboli, Marquette Law School and National University of Singapore
Carys Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University – Deconstructing Copyright’s Choreographer: the Power of Performance (and the Performance of Power)
Charles Colman, New York University School of Law – Patents and Perverts
2:30 Coffee

2:45 Panel IV
Gender and Intellectual Property in the U.S. Federal Courts – Moderator – Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law
Jessica Silbey, Suffolk University Law School – Intellectual Property Reform Through the Lens of Constitutional Equality
Sandra Park, ACLU Women’s Rights Project – A Feminist Challenge to Gene Patents: Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics
3:45 – Looking Forward: the Next Ten Years – Peter Jaszi, American University Washington College of Law, Daniela Kraiem, American University Washington College of Law, and community

4:30 – Close

AALS Call For Papers: Comparative Perspectives on Privacy Law

The AALS Sections on Comparative Law, and on Defamation and Privacy will be sponsoring a joint program at the January 2016 Annual Meeting. The program will consider comparative perspectives on privacy law, particularly in light of recent developments in the European Union. The panel will comprise a combination of invited speakers, and speakers submitting proposals in response to this call for papers.
Paper proposals, works in progress, or completed papers are acceptable for submission. There is no formal requirement as to length of the proposal or final paper. Preference will be given to papers that offer novel scholarly insights on comparative aspects of privacy law. In particular proposals that share insights on comparative privacy practices outside the United States and the European Union will be welcomed. A paper may have already been accepted for publication as long as it will not be published prior to the Annual Meeting.
Proposals may focus on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) The interplay of law, norms, technology and market practices in protecting individual privacy.
(b) Privacy interests in consumer and demographic information.
(c) Privacy in relation to the protection of free speech.
(d) Privacy rights given national security interests.
(e) Health care and privacy.
(f) Financial reporting and privacy.
(g) Privacy in the context of law enforcement imperatives.

Submissions can be accepted only from those affiliated with AALS member institutions.

Please submit your paper or proposal by Friday, April 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m E.S.T. to Professor Sudha Setty (Chair, AALS Section on Comparative Law), Western New England School of Law, or to Professor Jacqueline Lipton (Chair, AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy), University of Akron School of Law,


th Annual Congress of the
September 27-30, 2015
The International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research
in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) is proud to announce the 34
th Congress, which will
be hosted in conjunction with the Centre for Business Law, of the University of
South Africa. We would like to invite you to participate in the Congress, which will
Submission Deadline: February 28th, 2015
Abstracts are invited for the Thirty Fourth International Congress of the International
Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property
Theme: Intellectual property in action in society: new perspectives from the
North, the South and the cloud
This Congress will explore varying perspectives from across the IP law and policy
spectrum, about the developing areas that utilise and are affected by IP. These will
include some that are long-standing (e.g., patenting in the life sciences, open
innovation and regulation through code) and some that are more recent (e.g. social
media, the new GTLDs and nanotechnology). But the emphasis will be new
perspectives by scholars viewing matters from diverse positions: from the North,
from the South, and from those focused on the new context of the Cloud. The programme will consist of eight 90-minute plenary panels each comprising 3-4
speakers. Parallel breakfast sessions may also form part of the programme,
depending upon levels of interest
The theme is intentionally general so as to encourage diverse participation and
attendance. Papers are welcome on any topic related to the theme. Indicative
themes for papers include, but are not limited to, the following:
 the interrelationship of innovation and IP
 measuring the economic value of IP
 IP as a tool for development
 the significance of treating IP as assets
 IP valuation and the role of IP in raising finance
 the role of copyright in society
 IP and traditional resources
 the collective management of IP in a global world
 the effectiveness of competition law (anti-trust) – public and private
 adapting trademark law to tackle new issues raised by the Cloud
 the online management of IP – offensive and defensive
 public policy issues related to the role of IP in society
 the teaching of IP management at universities.
The Programme Committee invites members to submit proposals that reflect cuttingedge
research and new perspectives on the role of IP in society. Please send the
(provisional) title of your proposed paper, an abstract of the paper (500 words
maximum) your name and affiliation (CVs are not required) to Tana Pistorius at on or before the 28th of February 2015. Submissions will be
reviewed by the Programme Committee and authors will be notified whether they will
be invited to present a paper by the 10th of March 2015.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 34
th Annual Congress of ATRIP – to
be hosted in Africa for the first time.
Professor Tana Pistorius
ATRIP President