There have been some posts elsewhere about the ALEA meeting in Berkeley this past weekend. I thought it was a great conference. I learned a lot and met a fantastic group of people. There were three great IP panels.
Thomas F. Cotter, â€œThe Procompetitive Interest in Intellectual Property Lawâ€
Linda R. Cohen, â€œCompetition, Innovation and Racing for Priority at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Officeâ€
Michael J. Meurer and Jim Bessen, â€œA Model of Patent Litigation with Endogenous Disputesâ€
Ronald J. Mann and Thomas W. Sager, â€œPatents, Venture Capital, and Upsâ€
Mark Lemley and Carl Shapiro, “Royalty Stacking”
Michael Abramowicz, â€œThe Problem of Patent Underdevelopment”
Brett M. Frischmann and Mark A. Lemley, â€œSpilloversâ€
F. Scott Kieff, â€œCoordination, Property and Intellectual Property: Approach to Anticompetitive Effects & Downstream Accessâ€
Robert P. Merges, â€œA Transactional View of Property Rightsâ€
Also, Doug Lichtman presented an interesting paper, Irreparable Benefits. Other papers are available at bepress. In addition, check out the Authors’ Bazaar.