Carterphone at Santa Clara

Carterfone and Open Access in the Digital Era
Santa Clara University School of Law

Sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute and the BroadBand Institute of California

October 17, 2008

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The FCC’s 1968 Carterfone decision—celebrating its 40th anniversary this year—is frequently cited in policy discussions about Net Neutrality and open access, but there is little consensus about how its provisions should apply to Internet access providers and emerging communications technologies. This Symposium will gather leading telecommunications policy experts to explore the opinion’s implications—past, present and future—on communications policy. Nick Johnson, the former FCC Commissioner who authored the opinion, will provide the keynote address.

Attendance is free and open to the public. Five plus hours of CLE are also available to attorneys at HTLI benefactor firms and in-house counsel for free, to Santa Clara Law alumni for $50, and to everyone else for $100. Santa Clara Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

For speaker information and to register online, visit

Daniel Gervais at American

American University Washington College of Law
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

The Fourth Annual Finnegan Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property


Daniel Gervais on TRIPS 3.0

Tuesday October 21, 2008

5:00pm Reception • 6:00pm Lecture

4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016


Live and On-demand Webcast:

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Daniel J. Gervais is Professor of Law and Director of the Technology & Entertainment Law Program at Vanderbilt University Law School and is one of the foremost experts on the history and application of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Prof. Gervais is Editor in Chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property and author of THE TRIPS AGREEMENT: DRAFTING HISTORY AND ANALYSIS, now in its second edition.


The TRIPS Agreement is entering its third phase, one in which emerging nations play a crucial role, both in norm development and innovation policy. The Lecture will explore the past, present and future of TRIPS and its impact on the economy of innovation.

Copyright History at Santa Clara

Conference on the 100th Anniversary of the 1909 Copyright Act

April 30, 2009
Santa Clara University School of Law

Sponsored by:

High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University School of Law, and

Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, University of California at Berkeley School of Law

Join two dozen distinguished scholars and practitioners to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the 1909 Act and its profound effect on U.S. and international copyright law.

The 1909 Copyright Act marked a revolution in U.S. copyright law. The 1909 Act was the first to protect works upon publication with notice, without prior registration; the first to expressly recognize a right to prepare derivative works; and the first to expressly recognize the public domain. The 1909 Act remained in effect for seven decades, during which time copyright law was repeatedly called upon to deal with the disruptive effect of new technologies, such as motion pictures, sound recordings, radio and television, photocopy machines, and computers. As a result, the 1909 Act had a significant influence on the copyright law we have today.

Keynote speakers:

David Nimmer, Of Counsel, Irell & Manella
William Patry, Senior Counsel, Google
Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office


Howard Abrams, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Jon A. Baumgarten, Proskauer Rose LLP
Oren Bracha, University of Texas School of Law
Michael Carroll, Villanova University School of Law
Julie Cohen, Georgetown University Law Center
Laura Gasaway, University of North Carolina School of Law
Daniel Gervais, Vanderbilt University Law School
Justin Hughes, Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law
Peter Jaszi, American University Washington College of Law
Roberta Rosenthal Kwall, DePaul University College of Law
Marshall Leaffer, Indiana University School of Law
Jessica Litman, University of Michigan Law School
Joseph Liu, Boston College Law School
Lydia Pallas Loren, Lewis & Clark Law School
Tyler Ochoa, Santa Clara University School of Law
Ruth Okediji, University of Minnesota Law School
Tony Reese, University of Texas School of Law
Pamela Samuelson, Univ. of California at Berkeley School of Law
Christopher Sprigman, University of Virginia School of Law
John Tehranian, Chapman University School of Law
Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Tulane University School of Law
Alfred Yen, Boston College Law School

Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required. CLE is available for a small fee. For more information or to register, please visit

Worlds Colliding at Fordham

When Worlds Collide: Intellectual Property at the Interface Between Systems of Knowledge Creation

October 31, 2008, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
and November 1, 2008, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Fordham Law School | 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY

Technological advances and other types of knowledge creation result from the activities of a wide variety of actors, including individuals, private firms, informal communities and networks, consortia, universities, and the government. The Symposium will consider how law should address the growing interface between the commercially-driven innovation, which has been the traditional focus of intellectual property doctrine and other important social systems of knowledge creation.

Sponsors: Fordham Law Review and Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP)

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Keith Aoki, UC Davis School of Law; Margaret Chon, Seattle University School of Law; Kevin Davis, New York University School of Law; Graeme Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent College of Law; Rochelle Dreyfuss, New York University School of Law; Brett Frischmann, Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Cornell University School of Law (visiting); Daniel Gervais, Vanderbilt University School of Law; Wendy Gordon, Boston University School of Law; James Grimmelmann, New York Law School; Jay Kesan, University of Illinois School of Law; Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School; Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Richard Nelson, Columbia University; Ruth Okediji, University of Minnesota Law School; Arti Rai, Duke University School of Law; Pamela Samuelson, UC Berkeley School of Information and School of Law; Katherine Strandburg, DePaul University Law School and Fordham Law School (visiting); Anthony Taubman, World Intellectual Property Organization; Greg Vetter, University of Houston Law Center; Steven Weber, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School

Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 212-636-6945 or email

Museums and Cultural Objects at DePaul

Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law and the
Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) presents:
8th Annual Symposium
Acquiring and Maintaining Collections of Cultural Objects: Challenges Confronting American Museums in the 21st Century
Museums face increasingly difficult challenges in collecting cultural objects—challenges that must be dealt with in ways that are consistent with best practices. On October 16, 2008, DePaul University College of Law will hold a major conference where leading experts will examine the basic rules of nonprofit museum governance and how those rules apply to the growing challenge of collecting cultural property in light of new laws, court decisions and professional ethical guidelines; evolving museum practices and standards in collecting antiquities; sovereign immunity and immunity of art works; and the need for further standards for donor/collector museum relationships.

OCTOBER 16, 2008
DePaul Center, Room 8005
1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
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Patentable Subject Matter at Cardozo

Intellectual Property Program
Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law · Yeshiva University
Patentable Subject Matter After Bilski:
Not Quite Anything Under The Sun?
With Eileen Kane, Penn State University; John Thomas, Georgetown University; Polk Wagner, University of Pennsylvania; Kevin Collins, Indiana University; and Marian Underweiser, IBM

Since the 1998 State Street Bank decision, commentators, practitioners, and even patent examiners have debated whether patentable subject matter includes business method patents or, instead, has some “technological” limits. Will the court’s pending en banc decision in In re Bilski finally provide a clear test for what innovations are covered by patent law? Our panelists will consider the various limits for patentable subject matter proposed by the parties and amici in Bilski – and whether there is any end in sight to this debate.

Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Monday, September 8, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Reception to Follow
RSVP: or 212.790.0207

US v. Microsoft at Harvard

US v. Microsoft: Ten Years Later
Conference at Harvard Law School
September 12 and 13, 2008
Conference website:

Ten years have passed since the U.S. Department of Justice and 20
states filed their landmark antitrust case against Microsoft and the
trial of the lawsuit began in federal district court in Washington,
D.C. This major conference will look back over the last decade and
explore the lasting lessons and deeper meanings of the case for
Microsoft, for the software and technology industries, and for
antitrust law and enforcement.

United States v. Microsoft: 10 Years Later, will be held Friday and
Saturday, September 12-13, 2008, in Austin Hall at Harvard Law School.
Sponsored by the Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic and the Berkman Center
for Internet & Society, this conference is the first retrospective to
examine the lawsuit and its aftermath from the perspective of many of
the participants in the original case and trial, as well as leading
legal and economic academics. Conference presenters include, among

* David Boies, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner
* Brad Smith, Sr. VP and General Counsel, Microsoft Corp.
* David Heiner, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft
* Einer Elhauge, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
* Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
* Franklin Fisher, Professor Emeritus, MIT
* Edward Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs,
Princeton University
* Douglas Melamed, Wilmer Hale, Washington, DC
* Tim Bresnahan, Chair, Dept. of Economics, Stanford University
* Harry First, Professor, New York University School of Law
* Andy Gavil, Professor, Howard University School of Law
* John Lopatka, Professor, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
* William Page, Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law
* Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post
* Joe Nocera, author and columnist, New York Times
* John Wilke, Wall Street Journal

Schedule: The conference will be held Friday, September 12, 2008, from
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by a reception for all attendees from
6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., and on Saturday, September 13, 2008, from 8:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Space for the conference is limited and early registrations are encouraged.

To Register:
Regular registration is $75, Student registration is $25.

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Nimmer and Netanel at DePaul

11th Annual Niro Lecture
DePaul University College of Law
Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology
11th Annual Niro Lecture

“From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print”


David Nimmer
Of Counsel, Irell & Manella LLP; Professor from Practice, UCLA School of Law
Neil Netanel
Professor, UCLA School of Law

October 27, 2008
12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL