Internet Law Works-in-Progress at Santa Clara

Third Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference
Santa Clara University School of Law
March 16, 2013

This conference is the place to present your Internet Law works-in-progress conference and get feedback from your Internet Law scholar peers. We will circulate a Call for Papers/Participation later in the year, but mark off the time on your calendar now! Co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School.

DMCA Retrospective at Santa Clara

15 Year Retrospective of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Santa Clara University School of Law
March 15, 2013


Similar to our extremely popular 15 year retrospective on 47 USC §230 in 2011, the conference will look at the past, present and future of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). We are still adding speakers. A few of the confirmed speakers:

Prof. Ed Felten
Rob Kasunic (Deputy General Counsel at U.S. Copyright Office; runs the 1201 rule-making)
Jeffrey Mausner (outside counsel for Perfect 10)
Jay Monahan (principal architect of eBay’s VeRO program)
Michael Robertson (founder of and
Judge Ronald Whyte (author of Religious Technology Center v. Netcom)
Co-sponsored with the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus.

Chinese IP Law at Berkeley

October 2012 Chinese IP Law

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Bancroft Hotel
Berkeley, CA

This all-day conference will bring together senior policymakers, academics and international practitioners from China and the U.S. to discuss two important topics: (1) Revisions to the Chinese Copyright laws, which will significantly impact U.S. and Chinese companies operating in the China market; and (2) enforcement challenges and strategies in China for holders of Chinese IP rights. The conference is sponsored by BCLT, Loyola (LA) Law School, and the Renmin University of China IP Academy.

Additional details and registration will be forthcoming.


RAND at Berkeley

RAND Revisited: Current Developments in the Law of Standards-Essential Patents

Friday, October 26, 2012
Bancroft Hotel
Berkeley, CA

For many years, patent holders have made commitments to license patents that are necessary to practice a standard on reasonable, nondiscriminatory terms (RAND). The scope and content of that commitment is now being debated and tested in several forums, including US and foreign courts and regulatory bodies, the ITC, and the Standards Setting Organizations (SSOs) themselves. At this conference, economists and legal scholars will join practitioners from law firms and corporations to discuss these developments and the future of RAND, addressing such questions as: What is a RAND royalty and how should it be determined? Under what legal theories (contract, estoppel, antitrust, etc. ) can the RAND obligation be enforced? Does an offer have to be RAND or just the negotiated result? Should injunctions or exclusion orders be available and, if so, under what circumstances? Are purchasers bound by prior RAND commitments? What reciprocal obligations are permitted? What is the proper role of SSOs and should their rules be updated? What should be the role of government regulators?