IP Scholars in Finland

Inaugural Conference on Innovation and Communications Law
July 17-18, 2008
Turku, Finland


The University of Turku Faculty of Law, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Michigan State University College of Law and IPR University Center jointly invite you to a trans-Atlantic conference on innovation and communications law.

This conference scrutinizes national and international market regulation and asks to what extent existing laws are equipped to handle shifts in structures and new forms of mass-communication. Law and lawyers have an important role in affecting the viability of innovation and communication models, the democratic potential of technologies, and related social developments. The conference focuses on how the law can develop to solve problems that arise when traditional laws encounter changed technology or new behaviour on the part of the citizenry; be it private or entrepreneurial.

Intellectual property law scholars are invited to submit abstracts by March 14, 2008 and present their work for peer-review at one of our track sessions.

For further information about the conference or to submit an abstract, visit the conference web-site http://www.law.msu.edu/ipclp/innovation/.

Computers, Freedom & Privacy 2008

18th Annual CFP conference
May 20-23, 2008
Omni Hotel
New Haven, CT


This election year will be the first to address US technology policy in the information age as part of our national debate. Candidates have put forth positions about technology policy and have recognized that it has its own set of economic, political, and social concerns. In the areas of privacy, intellectual property, cybersecurity, telecommunications, and freedom of speech, an increasing number of issues once confined to experts now penetrate public conversation. Our decisions about technology policy are being made at a time when the architectures of our information and communication technologies are still being built. Debate about these issues needs to be better-informed in order for us to make policy choices in the public interest.

This year, the 18th annual Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference will focus on what constitutes technology policy. CFP: Technology Policy ’08 is an opportunity to help shape public debate on those issues being made into laws and regulations and those technological infrastructures being developed. The direction of our technology policy impacts the choices we make about our national defense, our civil liberties during wartime, the future of American education, our national healthcare systems, and many other realms of policy discussed more prominently on the election trail. Policies ranging from data mining and wiretapping, to file-sharing and open access, and e-voting to electronic medical records will be addressed by expert panels of technologists, policymakers, business leaders, and advocates.

Open participation is invited for proposals on panels, tutorials, speaker suggestions, and birds of a feather sessions through the CFP: Technology Policy ’08 submission at http://www.cfp2008.org/submissions/.

Suggested topics for discussion include:

* Information Privacy
* Anonymity Online
* Government Transparency
* Voting Technology
* Online Campaigning
* Social Networks
* Citizen Journalism
* Cybercrime & Cyberterrorism
* Digital Education
* Copyright and Fair Use
* Patent Reform
* Open Access
* P2P Networks
* Information Policy and Free Trade
* Media Concentration
* Genes & Bioethics
* Electronic Medical Records
* Web Accessibility
* Open Standards
* Network Neutrality
* High-Speed Internet Access Policy
* Freedom of Information
* Technology Policy Administration

Submission Deadlines:
Panel, Tutorial, and Speaker proposals: March 21, 2008.
Birds of a Feather Session (BoFs) proposals: April 21, 2008.

Panel, Tutorial, and Speaker proposals accepted by the Program Committee will be notified by April 7, 2008.

Registration available online at http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=193762.

Biotech at Drake


Intellectual Property Law Center
Drake University Law School

Monday-Tuesday, May 19-20, 2008


The first day of the Summer Institute consists of a closed-door roundtable among the various stakeholders in the biotech industry. Governed by the historical Chatham House Rule, this roundtable is specially designed to allow participants to closely examine issues, clarify positions, explore common grounds, and strengthen relationships with each other.

The second day of the Institute features a public conference on intellectual property, biotechnology, and agricultural sciences. This conference includes academic presentations concerning the latest developments and research in the area.

The Summer Institute is made possible by a leadership gift from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. and is cosponsored by the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University Law School.
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IP in China at Dayton

2008 Scholarly Symposia Series
Intellectual Property, Economic Development, and the China Puzzle
University of Dayton School of Law
Monday, April 7, 2008 6:00-8:30pm.
Dinner and Guest Speaker Peter K Yu
Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law & Director, Intellectual Property Law Center Drake University Law School.

European Patents at DePaul

The Impact On USA Business of A Changing European Patent Regulatory Environment
Invitation—Live Presentation. International Panel
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago – March 3, 2008

Date: Monday, March 3, 2008

Time: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm (Light Breakfast will be provided)

Location: DePaul University College of Law, 8th Floor, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604

CLE Eligible – We have approval for 3 substantive credits for PA, NY and CA, and credit is to be applied for in IL and other jurisdictions.

Cost To Attend: $30 per attendee (You are not required to apply for CLE Credit to attend this symposium)

If you wish to apply for CLE:

Cost CLE Processing: $120 for 3 CLE Credits.

Cost to attend + 3 CLE Credits = $150

Registration: For more information, go to www.aplf.org. Any questions regarding this event, contact admin@aplf.org.

Business, Law and Technology at Touro

International Conference on Business, Law and Technology (IBLT)

Date: June 17-19, 2008 in Touro Law Center, Long Island, N.Y.

The Conference is an opportunity for academics, practitioners and
consultants from different backgrounds to come together and exchange ideas
for discussing key developments in Business, Law and Technology. We invite
contributions focusing on business law and technology issues.
The conference committee is seeking submissions of papers for oral
presentations at the conference in two major categories:

. Academic, peer reviewed papers – these papers will be peer reviewed by
members of the program committee and other independent reviewers (where
necessary) and will be published in the book of Proceedings (ISBN) under a
non-exclusive copyright agreement.

. Abstract. Non-academic papers – these papers will not be peer reviewed.
These papers will be selected on merit by the program committee. This
category covers corporate papers, best practices, new technologies, policy
issues and company presentations etc.

Selected accepted papers will be published in several leading international
IT, business and law journals. Case studies, research in progress and full
research papers will be considered for inclusion in the conference program,
published proceedings.

Send submissions by electronic mail in a Word document to: submit@iblt.eu

For further information, please contact: info@iblt.eu

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: May 5, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: May 10, 2008
For papers submitted before the deadline, authors will be notified 14 days
after submission
Final Camera-Ready (Proceedings) Version and Registration: May 15, 2008
Conference: June 17-19, 2008

IPSC 2008

Intellectual Property Scholars Conference
Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
August 7-8, 2008

Website: http://law.stanford.edu/program/centers/lst/ipsc2008/

Call for Papers: Eighth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

The Program in Law, Science & Technology at Stanford Law School will host the Eighth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 7-8, 2008.

The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues. The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law; the Intellectual Property Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University; the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology, DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School.

IPSC 2008 will include both plenary and breakout sessions. The conference will have space for 6-7 plenary presentations and approximately 65 presentations in the breakout sessions which will run on parallel tracks. To the extent possible, break-out sessions will be scheduled in thematic clusters and avoid obvious topic or interest “conflicts.”

The IPSC format is designed to facilitate free-ranging discussion and to help scholars hone their ideas. Papers presented should be works in progress that can benefit from substantial commentary and revision. Because of the importance of group discussion, we ask that attendees and presenters plan to stay for the entire conference.

Requests to Present:
Requests to present at the conference should be submitted no later than May 16, 2008, to Brandy Karl (contact information below). Decisions on acceptance of requests will be made no later than May 30, 2008, and requestors will be notified at that time. Final abstracts for inclusion in the conference binder and papers for posting on the conference website will be due July 23.

Requests to Present should include the following information:
1. Presentation Topic
2. Presenter’s Name
3. Academic affiliation and contact information, including e-mail, office phone and address
4. Short abstract
5. A small number of people will be asked to present their works-in-progress in the IPSC plenary sessions. Please indicate if you would prefer NOT to be considered for the plenary sessions.

Requests to Attend:
There will be a limited number of attendance reservations allowed for academics who do not wish to make a presentation at the conference but who would like to attend and participate in the discussions. Requests to attend should be directed to Brandy Karl (contact information below). Confirmation of attendance reservations will be available by May 30, 2008.

There is no charge to attend the conference. Conference presenters and attendees are expected to pay for transportation and lodging. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Stanford Park Hotel under “IP Scholars Conference – Stanford Law School” at $199/night. Shuttles will run from the hotel to the law school during the conference.

Stanford Law School will provide complimentary food and drink throughout the conference, including the pre-conference dinner Wednesday, August 6; the IP Scholars Dinner on Thursday, August 7; and the closing reception on Friday, August 8.

Brandy Karl
Residential Fellow
Center for Internet and Society
Stanford Law School

Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610

Stanford Park Hotel
100 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

TPRC 2008

TPRC Presents

The 36th Research Conference on Communication, Information, and Internet Policy

Hosted by the Center for Technology and the Law, George Mason University Law School, Arlington, Virginia

Friday, September 26, 2008 through Sunday, September 28


TPRC is an annual conference on communication, information, and internet policy that convenes international and interdisciplinary practitioners and researchers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations together with policy makers. The purpose of the conference is to acquaint policymakers with the best of recent research and to familiarize researchers with the knowledge requirements of policymakers and industry. The conference will consist of papers selected from reviewed, submitted abstracts, student posters, and selected panel submissions.

TPRC is now soliciting abstracts of papers, student papers, panel proposals, and student posters for presentation at the 2008 conference.

Important Dates:

Submissions Due: May 2, 2008

Notification to authors: June 2, 2008

Full papers due: August 1, 2008

Event: September 26-28, 2008

Jessica Litman at Pitt

Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecturer
comes to Pitt Law

“Copyright Reform”

Thursday, March 20, 2008
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Teplitz Moot Court Room
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue, at Bouquet
Pittsburgh, PA

Reception to Follow Lecture
CLE Credit Available

IP Lecture at Fordham

Fordham Law School
Intellectual Property and the Internet

Date(s): 03.13.08 | Thurs
Time: 6:00 p.m. | Reception to follow.
Location: Pope Auditorium | Lowenstein Building, 113 W 60th St
Lecture by Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block LLP.

Mr. Verrilli’s practice focuses on Supreme Court and appellate litigation, including telecommunications and media litigation. He successfully represented the movie studios before the Supreme Court in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. and is currently representing Viacom in its lawsuit against Google and YouTube. He was also counsel in the Communications Decency Act case, Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union.

The Center on Law and Information Policy (“CLIP”) was founded at Fordham Law School to contribute to the development of law and policy in the area of information technology.

This is the second annual Law & Information Society Lecture hosted by CLIP. The lecture series explores major issues related to the impact and role of technology in society.

This event is open to the public. Your registration is appreciated to help our planning of the reception following the lecture. Registration, however, is not required to attend.