IP/Gender at American University

American University Washington College of Law’s

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Women and the Law Program, and Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law


IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections

Gender and Invention

Friday, April 16, 2010
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Washington College of Law, Room 100
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20016

Registration: www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration
Webcast: http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/webcast.cfm

Christine Haight Farley
Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Washington College of Law

Ann Shalleck
Professor of Law and Director
Women and the Law Program
Washington College of Law
Michael Carroll

Professor of Law and Director
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
Washington College of Law

Opening Remarks

Gendered History– 9:30 am -11:30 am

Dr. Rayvon Fouché
Associate Professor of History
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Sharra Vostral
Associate Professor, Gender Studies and History,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Selling Women: Lillian Gilbreth and Gendered IP
Annette I. Kahler
Director, Center for Law & Innovation, Albany Law School
Examining the Right to Exclude: Historical, Social, and Economic Perspectives on Women and Invention

Dan Burk
Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine

Gendered Doctrine – 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Kara W. Swanson
Associate Professor, Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University
Merry Widows: Egbert v. Lippman and the Corset as Patented Technology

Ann Bartow
Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
Gender, Innovation and Inventorship: Every Patent Tells a Story

Shubha Ghosh
Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School

Gendered Goals: Luncheon & Keynote – 12:30 pm -2:30 pm

Joshua Sarnoff
Professor of the Practice of Law, Washington College of Law

Zorina Khan
Associate Professor of Economics, Bowdoin College
What Do Intellectual Property Rights Promote? Innovation Among Women Inventors in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Gendered Production– 2:30 pm -4:30 pm

Bernardita Escobar
Instituto de Políticas Públicas‐ Expansiva UDP, Santiago, Chile
Women and Science Production in Developing Countries: Chile in the 1990‐2008 Period

Dr. Shlomit Yanisky Ravid
Head of the Comparative Legal Research Center, Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College, Israel
Patents and Gender: The Exclusion of Women Inventors from IP Rights

Laurel Smith-Doerr
Associate Professor of Sociology, Boston University
Gendering Science, Gendering Ethics: The Intersecting Production of Knowledge, Gender and Ethics

Mario Biagioli
Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Closing & Adjournment
Victoria Phillips
Professor of the Practice of Law, Washington College of Law
Closing Remarks