Parallel Drug Imports at UNC

Saving Profits, Saving Lives: A Comprehensive Discussion of the Social, Legal, and Economic Implications of Reverse Engineering and Parallel Importing on the Pharmaceutical Industry

The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation

February 25, 2006
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This year, The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation cordially invites you to attend its annual symposium entitled “Saving Profits, Saving Lives: A Comprehensive Discussion of the Social, Legal, and Economic Implications of Reverse Engineering and Parallel Importing on the Pharmaceutical Industry”. Balancing the realities of the high costs of research and development of pharmaceuticals and the incessant growth of treatable epidemics, the time has come for an assessment of the implications of attempts to circumvent the major pharmaceutical companies to gain access to essential medicines. Our symposium will bring leading scholars, practitioners, and businesspersons to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law to explore the nuances of Reverse Engineering and Parallel Importing and to offer cutting-edge perspectives on the issues arising thereunder. Distinguished speakers will consider both the negative and positive implications of these practices on scientific advancement and world health. On behalf of The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, we invite you to join us for this dynamic and engaging event.

Link: http://www.unc.edu/ncilj/current_symposium.html

Kimberly Moore at Akron

Professor Kimberly A. Moore
Albert and Vern Oldham Intellectual Property Law Lecture
‚ÄúPatent Lemmings‚Ä?
Feb. 23, 2006, at 3 p.m.
C. Blake McDowell Law Center, Room 151

Professor Kimberly A. Moore will visit The University of Akron School of Law on
Thursday, February 23, 2006, to present a lecture on ‚ÄúPatent Lemmings.‚Ä? She will speak
in the C. Blake McDowell Law Center at 3 p.m. in Room 151.

Link: http://www.uakron.edu/law/docs/KimMoore.pdf

Orphan Works at AU

Washington College of Law
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington DC 20016

Program on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
Spring 2006 Events

Orphan Works
February 24
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Copyright Office is examining issues raised by “orphan works”, i.e.
copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or even impossible to locate.
Concerns have been raised that the uncertainty surrounding ownership of such
works might needlessly discourage subsequent creators and users from
incorporating such works in new creative efforts, or from making such works
available to the public. The program will be followed by a reception.

Sponsored by:
The Program on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

Contact: Steve Roberts, IPOrphanWorks@wcl.american.edu

National Academies on Webcasting Treaty

Public Symposium on the Proposed WIPO “Webcasting Treaty”
The National Academies, Main Auditorium
2100 C Street NW
Washington, DC
February 22, 2006, 1:15 to 5:00 p.m.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 22, the National Academies will hold a public symposium on the application of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) proposed “Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations” to webcasts on the Internet. The symposium will include presentations by a representative of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and by representatives of several organizations that favor and oppose the treaty. Senate staff members also have been invited to express their views. A general discussion is scheduled among all the speakers, as well as with the audience following the presentations. The symposium will be chaired by Wm. A. Wulf, president, National Academy of Engineering. A preliminary agenda and other information is available at:
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/biso/Webcasting_Treaty_Symposium.html

Attendance by the public is free and open and no advance registration is necessary. However, a valid photo ID is required for entry into the building. The event also will be webcast. You may participate in the symposium by listening to the live audio webcast and submitting questions using an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org. The webcast requires RealPlayer software, available free at http://www.real.com/player.

For further information about this event please contact: Paul F. Uhlir, J.D., director of International Scientific and Technical Information Programs, the National Academies. He may be reached by email at puhlir@nas.edu, or by phone at (202) 334 2807.

Chicago IP Colloquium

The speakers at the Spring 2006 Chicago IP Colloquium have been announced:

January 24, 2006, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room TBD
Professor Rebecca Eisenberg, The University of Michigan Law School
Paper: Drug Regulation as Intellectual Property

February 7, 2006, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Room 354
Professor Robin Feldman, University of California Hastings College of Law
Paper: Rethinking Rights in Biospace

February 21, 2006, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room TBD
Professor Joseph Liu, Boston College Law School
Paper: Copyright and Consumer-Enabling Technologies

March 28, 2006, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Room 354
Professor Jessica Litman, Wayne State University Law School
Paper: Sony after Grokster

April 11, 2006, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room TBD
Professor Greg Lastowka, Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Paper: Digital Attribution: Shifting Information Policy from Copyright to Trademark

April 25, 2006, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Room 354
Professor Sonia Kaytal, Fordham University School of Law
Paper: Trademark Intersectionality

For more details and contact information: http://www.chicagoip.com/

Native American Cultural Heritage at AU

Washington College of Law
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington DC 20016

Program on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
Spring 2006 Events

Recent Developments in the Repatriation of Native American Cultural Heritage
February 20
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The program will deal with recent developments in the repatriation of items
of Native American cultural heritage. The speakers will address the
following topics: the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
(NAGPRA) as civil rights law, property law, Indian law, and administrative
law; recent developments in NAGPRA with respect to regulation, litigation,
civil penalties, and dispute resolution assistance; the applicability of
NAGPRA outside of the United States; and the repatriation of Native American
cultural items presently located outside of the United States. Speakers
will include academics and practitioners and Professor Farley will moderate.

Co-sponsored by:
The Program on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
The National Park Service
The Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Contact: Christine Haight Farley, cfarley@wcl.american.edu

Silicon Flatirons on Digital Broadband

The Digital Broadband Migration
Confronting the New Regulatory Frontiers
Silicon Flatirons Program at the University of Colorado
Feb. 19-20, 2006

Once again, we expect a first-rate lineup for our flagship conference that will explore (1) The Institutional Challenges of Technology Policy; (2) Video over Internet Protocol; (3) Digital Rights Management; and (4) The Emerging Industry Structure. Internet pioneer Bob Kahn, Level 3 CEO Jim Crowe, and regulatory icon Alfred Kahn will, among others, join the leaders of academia, industry, and government at this exciting conference.

Link: http://www.silicon-flatirons.org/conferences/20060219dbm.asp

Fair Use at Cardozo

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law / Yeshiva University
Intellectual Property Law Program
present an evening symposium

Improving and Creating Procedures for Fair Use

David Nimmer

Additional presentation by Marjorie Heins
Commentaries from Hugh Hansen, Margaret Jane Radin

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
6 p.m.
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

RSVP by February 14
212.790.0207 or
ipprogram@yu.edu