IP/Gender at American University: CFP

IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections
Eighth Annual Symposium, April 1, 2011

Special Theme:
Gender and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Sponsored by

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
In collaboration with

Boatema Boateng (University of California, San Diego)
Lorraine Aragon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 2011 Nat’l Humanities Center Fellow)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 3, 2011

WIPIP at Boston University in February 2011


[From Michael Meurer, Boston University]

Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium

Boston University School of Law will host the 2011 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium on Friday and Saturday, February 11-12, 2011. I am organizing the event with my colleagues Wendy Gordon, Stacey Dogan, and Maureen O’Rourke. We have moved WIPIP into the spring to create greater space between WIPIP and the IP Scholars Colloquium. WIPIP offers an opportunity for intellectual property law scholars to present their works-in-progress and get early feedback from their colleagues. Faculty members are welcome to present, but presentation is not required. Non-faculty may also get a chance to present if there are sufficient slots available. To view the program from the previous WIPIP meeting go to: http://law.shu.edu/About/News_Events/wipip/program-schedule.cfm

To register for the Colloquium, please contact my assistant Sue Morrison by December 17, 2010 at suemorr@bu.edu. If you would like to present a paper at the conference, please include a title and an abstract of your paper with your registration.

The Colloquium will be held on the afternoon of Friday, February 11 and all day on Saturday, February 12. The Colloquium is free of charge. Participants are responsible for their expenses.

Creativity at Notre Dame

On Friday, November 19, 2010, the Notre Dame Law Review will host a symposium on Creativity and the Law. The interdisciplinary symposium will address creativity as an essential aspect of human innovation and as a concept that the law may be called upon to support and develop. The preliminary program is copied below. If you happen to be in South Bend, or if you’d like to come for the day, please let me know. We would be happy to have you.

8:30-9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m. – Introductions

9:15-10:45 a.m. – First Panel

Gregory N. Mandel (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)

To Promote the Creative Process: Intellectual Property Law and the Psychology of Creativity

Sean Seymore (Vanderbilt Law School)

Atypical Inventions

Keith Sawyer (Washington University, Department of Education)

The Collaborative Nature of the Creative Process

Jessica Payne (University of Notre Dame, Department of Psychology) – Moderator

10:45-11 a.m. – Break

11-12:30 – Second Panel

Rebecca Tushnet (Georgetown University Law Center)

Scary Monsters: Hybrids, Mashups, and Other Illegitimate Children

Olufunmilayo Arewa (Northwestern University School of Law)

Creativity, Improvisation, and Risck: Copyright and Musical Innovation

Jeanne Fromer (Fordham University School of Law)

The Role of Creativity in Trademark Law

Matt Bloom (University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business) – Moderator

12:30-1:45 p.m. – Lunch

2:00-3:30 p.m. – Third Panel

David Galenson (University of Chicago, Department of Economics)

Market Structure and Innovation: The Case of Modern Art

Jessica Silbey (Suffolk University Law School)

Inspired Beginnings and “Work Makes Work”: Two Stages in the Creative Process of Artists and Innovators

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall (DePaul University College of Law)

Creativity and Cultural Influence in Early Jewish Law

Daniel Kelly (Notre Dame Law School) – Moderator

3:30-3:45 p.m. – Break

3:45-5:15 p.m. – Fourth Panel

Michael Madison (University of Pittsburgh School of Law)

Commons and Curation
Mario Biagioli (UC Davis School of Law; Harvard University, Department of the History of Science)

Originating Creativity: The Peculiar History of “Personal Expression”
Abraham Drassinower (University of Toronto Faculty of Law)

Incentives, Rights and the Public Domain in Copyright Law
Joseph Bauer (Notre Dame Law School) – Moderator

TRIPs at Georgia

15 Years of TRIPS Implementation
University of Georgia School of Law
January 28, 2011

Conference Description

On January 1, 1995, the WTO TRIPS Agreement entered into effect. Organized in collaboration with the Journal of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Georgia School of Law, this timely event examines the past implementation of this important treaty and the upcoming challenges confronting the international IP regime.

Conference Organizer

Prof. Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law & Director, Intellectual Property Law Center, Drake University Law School

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Ruth Okediji, William L. Prosser Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Presenters and Commentators

• Prof. Irene Calboli, Associate Professor of Law & Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Program, Marquette University Law School
• Prof. Margaret Chon, Associate Dean for Research & Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, Seattle University School of Law
• Sean Flynn, Associate Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property & Professorial Lecturer in Residence, American University Washington College of Law
• Dr. Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law (Germany)
• Prof. Donald P. Harris, Associate Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
• Prof. Paul J. Heald, Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Allen Post Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law
• Prof. Timothy Holbrook, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
• Prof. Patricia Judd, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
• Prof. Edward Lee, Professor of Law & Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
• Daryl Lim, Microsoft Teaching and Research Fellow, Fordham University School of Law
• Nahoko Ono, Visiting Scholar, Columbia University School of Law; Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
• Prof. Janewa Osei Tutu, Visiting Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
• Pedro Paranaguá, S.J.D. Candidate, Duke University School of Law; Professor of Law, Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law (Brazil)
• Prof. Susan K. Sell, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs & Director, Institute for Global and International Studies, George Washington University
• Prof. Mary W. S. Wong, Chair, Intellectual Property Graduate Programs, University of New Hampshire School of Law