Prof. Peter K. Yu

Professor of Law

Co-Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Texas A&M University School of Law


 

 

conferences

 

FIRST ANNUAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

AND COMMUNICATIONS LAW AND

POLICY SCHOLARS ROUNDTABLE

 

Michigan State University College of Law

 

February 20-21, 2004

 

SCHEDULE

 

February 20, 2004

 

Castle Board Room (Room 343)

 

8:30

Breakfast

 

9:00

 

Welcoming Remarks

  • Dean Terence Blackburn, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law

9:05

Session I

  • Prof. Debora Halbert, Department of History and Political Science, Otterbein College

“Feminist Interpretations of Intellectual Property”

  • Robert A. Heverly, Lecturer in Law, The Norwich Law School, University of East Anglia (U.K.)

“Intangible Property: Oxymoron or Reality?”

  • Prof. Michael J. Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

“Rights in Things” 

 

Published as: Law as Design: Objects, Concepts, and Digital Things, 56 Case W. Res. 381 (2005)

10:00

Coffee Break

 

10:15

Presentation I

  • Prof. Michael A. Carrier, Rutgers Law School—Camden

“Cabining Intellectual Property Through a Property Paradigm” 

 

Published as: Cabining Intellectual Property Through a Property Paradigm, 54 Duke L.J. 1 (2004)

11:00

Presentation II

  • Alexandra George, Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London

“Intellectual ‘Property’?”

11:45

Coffee Break

 

12:00

Session II

  • Prof. Mistrale Goudreau, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section)

“Moral Rights and Freedom of Speech: Connecting the Dots”

  • Prof. Margaret Ann Wilkinson, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law

“The Public Interest in Moral Rights Protection”

  • Prof. Susan Scafidi, SMU Dedman School of Law

“Constructive Iconoclasm”

1:00

Lunch

 

2:30

Session III

  • Prof. Matt Jackson, Department of Communications, Penn State University

“Rethinking Copyright: The Role of Intermediaries in Communication and the Law”

  • Prof. Hillel Sommer, Radzyner Law School, The Interdisciplinary Center (Israel)

“Rethinking the Legal Protection of Television Formats”

  • Prof. Deborah Tussey, Oklahoma City University School of Law

“Technology Matters: Media Neutrality and New Technologies” 

 

Published as: Technology Matters: The Courts, Media Neutrality, And New Technologies, 12 J. Intell. Prop. L. 427 (2005)

3:30

Coffee Break

 

3:45

Session IV

  • Prof. Michael Landau, Georgia State University College of Law

“Dastar v Twentieth Century Fox: Has the Supreme Court Granted a License to Pass-Off and Plagiarize Creative Content?”

  • Prof. Lars S. Smith, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville

“How IP Laws Can Discourage Innovation and Business Development”

  • Prof. M. Scott Boone, Appalachian School of Law

“Rights in Virtual Objects: Contract or Property”

4:45

Coffee Break

 

5:00

Presentation III

  • Prof. Jacqueline D. Lipton, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

“Personal Property Security Law and Intellectual Property as Loan Collateral”

5:45

Presentation IV

  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law

“Spam—Oy, It’s Such a Nuisance!” 

 

Published as: Spam—Oy, What A Nuisance!, 19 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 625 (2004)

7:00

Dean's Reception and Dinner

 

February 21. 2004

 

Castle Board Room (Room 343)

 

8:30

Breakfast

 

9:00

 

Presentation V

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law

“Intellectual Property and the Sixth Estate”

9:45

Presentation VI

  • Prof. Adam Candeub, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law (beginning Fall 2004)

“Trinko, Antitrust, and Network Interconnection” 

 

Published as: Trinko and Re-Grounding the Refusal to Deal Doctrine, 66 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 821 (2005)

10:30

Coffee Break

 

10:45

Session V

  • Prof. Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, University of Florida Levin College of Law

“By Any Other Name: Identity, Anonymity, and the First Amendment” 

 

Published as: Authorship, Audiences, And Anonymous Speech, 82 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1537 (2007) (with Thomas F. Cotter)

  • Prof. Mark McKenna, St. Louis University School of Law

“Identity and Autonomy: Towards A Rational Theory of Identity Protection” 

 

Published as: The Right of Publicity and Autonomous Self-Definition, 67 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 225 (2005)

11:15

Presentation VII

  • Prof. Laura A. Heymann, The George Washington University Law School

“The Birth of the Authornym: Authorship, Pseudonymity, and Trademark” 

 

Published as: The Birth of the Authornym: Authorship, Pseudonymity, and Trademark Law, 80 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1377 (2005)

12:00

Lunch

 

1:15

Presentation VIII

  • Prof. Shubha Ghosh, University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY

“A Social Insurance Perspective on Privacy and Security”

2:00

Presentation IX

  • Prof. Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law

“Why Bad Patents Survive in the Market and How Should We Change?—The Private and Social Costs of Patents”

 

Published as: Why "Bad" Patents Survive in the Market and How Should We Change?—The Private and Social Costs of Patents, 55 Emory L.J. 61 (2006) (with Andres A. Gallo)

2:45

Coffee Break

 

3:00

Session VI

  • Prof. Christopher A. Cotropia, Tulane Law School

“Claim Interpretation and the Patent Disclosure”

 

Published as: Patent Claim Interpretation Methodologies And Their Claim Scope Paradigms, 47 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 49 (2005)

  • Prof. Richard S. Gruner, Whittier Law School

“Corporate Patents: Optimizing Organizational Responses to Innovation Opportunities and Invention Discoveries”

 

Published as: Corporate Patents: Optimizing Organizational Responses to Innovation Opportunities and Invention Discoveries, 10 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 1 (2006)

  • Prof. Katherine J. Strandburg, DePaul University College of Law

“Mining the Patent Database”

4:00

Roundtable Adjourned

 

7:00

Dinner Reception

 

Restaurant Villegas
1735 W Grand River Ave., Okemos, MI

 

COMMENTATORS

 

Prof. Xinming Cao
Zhongnan University of Law and Economics (China)

Prof. Llewellyn J. Gibbons
The University of Toledo College of Law

Prof. Lynda J. Oswald
University of Michigan Business School

 
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