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Intellectual Property Workshop

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. Copies of the papers are available a week before each workshop from Laura Harlow at Unless otherwise noted, classes are held on Thursdays from 4:10 to 6:10 p.m. in Room 1070, South Hall.*

Past Intellectual Property Workshops

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"