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Intellectual Property Workshop Archive

The Intellectual Property Workshop features presentations of works in progress by leading scholars on hot topics related to intellectual property, information policy, and Internet regulation. It is open to the public.

Fall 2017 Schedule

September 7
Paul Courant, University of Michigan

September 28
Robert G. Bone, University of Texas Law
"Intellectual Property Rights and Use: What's Wrong with Not Using IP?"

October 5
Mark Lemley, Stanford University
"Design Protection: Faster, Cheaper, Worse" (with Chris Buccafusco and Jonathan Masur)

October 12
Rachel Sachs, Washington University in St. Louis Law
"The Unpatentable Microbiome"

October 19
Annemarie Bridy, University of Idaho Law
"'Charging Bull' Meets 'Fearless Girl:' Intertextuality and the Problem of Moral Rights"

October 26
Gautam Hans, Michigan Law
"'No Copyright Infringement Intended:' Individual Expectations and Copyright Rules" 

November 2
Catherine Fisk, Berkeley Law
"A Union for the (Transmedia) Platform Economy: Lessons from the Writers Guild in Hollywood"

November 9
David Nimmer, UCLA Law
"Investigating the Hypothetical 'Reasonable Royalty' for Copyright Infringement"

November 16
Jonathan Weinberg, Wayne State University Law
"Digital ID: Identity and Privacy in a Big Data World"

November 30
Camilla Hrdy, University of Akron Law
"Technological Un/employment"

Winter 2016 Schedule

February 10, 2016
Lisa Ouellette
Stanford Law

February 17, 2016
Dan Rubinfeld
NYU & Berkeley Law

February 24, 2016
Corynne McSherry
Electronic Frontier Foundation

March 9, 2016
Sarah Rajec
William & Mary Law

March 16, 2016
John Golden
U Texas Law

March 23, 2016
Brett Frischmann
Cardozo Law

March 30, 2016
Christina Mulligan
Brooklyn Law

April 6, 2016
Ryan Calo
University of Washington Law

April 13, 2016
Michael Carrier
Rutgers Camden Law

April 20, 2016
Jennifer Rothman
Loyola Law

Winter 2014 Schedule

February 12, 2014
Ruth Okediji
University of Minnesota

February 19, 2014
Prof. Jeremy Sheff
St. John's University

February 26, 2014
Prof. Michael Mattioli
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

March 12, 2014
Prof. Jason Schultz
New York University 

March 19, 2014
Sonia Katyal
Fordham University

March 26, 2014
James M. Chen
Michigan State University

April 2, 2014
Prof. Melissa Wasserman
University of Illinois

April 9, 2014
Prof. Graeme Dinwoodie
University of Oxford

April 16, 2014
The Hon. Richard Posner
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and University of Chicago Law School

April 23, 2014
Margot E. Kaminski
Yale Law School

Fall 2012 Schedule

September 27, 2012
Mike Grynberg
DePaul College of Law

October 3, 2012
Amy Kapczynski
Yale Law School

October 10, 2012
Jessica Silbey
Suffolk University Law School

October 19, 2012
Colleen Chien
Santa Clara Law

October 24, 2012
Laura Heymann
William & Mary Law School

October 31, 2012
Paul Courant
University of Michigan

November 7, 2012
Rob Merges
University of California Berkeley Law

November 14, 2012
Greg Lastowka
Rutgers-Camden School of Law

November 28, 2012
Talha Syed
University of California Berkeley Law

December 5, 2012
Joe Miller
University of Georgia Law

Winter 2012 Schedule

February 2, 2012
Kara Swanson
Northeastern University School of Law

February 9, 2012
Heidi Sacha Bond
Seattle University School of Law

February 16, 2012
Howard Barry Abrams
University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law

February 23, 2012
Jane Winn
University of Washington School of Law

March 8, 2012
Bob Brauneis
George Washington University Law School

March 15, 2012
John R. Thomas
Georgetown University Law Center

March 22, 2012
James Grimmelmann
New York Law School

March 29, 2012
Lynda Oswald
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

April 5, 2012
Arti Rai
Duke University School of Law

Fall 2010 Schedule

September 14, 2010
Randy Picker
University of Chicago Law School

September 21, 2010
Tomas Gomez-Arostegui
Lewis & Clark Law School

September 28, 2010
Funmi Arewa
Northwestern University School of Law

October 5, 2010
Justin Hughes
Cardozo School of Law

October 12, 2010
Neil Netanel
UCLA School of Law

October 26, 2010
Jennifer Rothman
Loyola Law School

November 2, 2010
Ariel Katz
University of Toronto School of Law

November 9, 2010
Chris Sprigman
University of Virginia School of Law

November 16, 2010
Terry Fisher
Harvard Law School

November 23, 2010
Tricia Bellia
University of Notre Dame Law School

November 30, 2010
Ann Bartow
University of South Carolina School of Law

December 7, 2010
Julie Cohen
Georgetown University Law Center

Winter 2010 Schedule

January 20, 2010
Daniel Crane
University of Michigan Law School

January 27, 2010
Ronald Mann
Columbia University Law School

February 3, 2010
Shobita Parthasarathy
Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

February 10, 2010
Jay Thomas
Georgetown University National Law Center

February 17, 2010
Suzanne Scotchmer
Economics, Law, & Public Policy, UC Berkeley

February 24, 2010
Pam Samuelson
UC Berkeley School of Law

March 10, 2010
Jeanne Fromer
Fordham University School of Law

March 17, 2010
James Speta
Northwestern Law School

March 24, 2010
Aaron Perzanowski
Wayne State Law School

March 31, 2010
Howard Shelanski
Federal Trade Commission, on leave from UC Berkeley School of Law

April 7, 2010
Diane Zimmerman
NYU Law School

April 14, 2010
Beth Noveck
Office of Science & Technology Policy, on leave from New York Law School