Prof. Peter K. Yu

Professor of Law

Professor of Communication

Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Texas A&M University


 

 

conferences

 

SECOND ANNUAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

AND COMMUNICATIONS LAW AND POLICY SCHOLARS ROUNDTABLE

 

Michigan State University College of Law

 

February 18-19, 2005

 

SCHEDULE

 

February 18, 2005

 

Castle Board Room (Room 343)

 

8:30

Breakfast

 

9:00

Welcoming Remarks

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

9:15

Session I

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

“How Are Patent Cases Resolved? An Empirical Examination of the Adjudication and Settlement of Patent Disputes” 

 

Published as: How Are Patent Cases Resolved? An Empirical Examination of the Adjudication and Settlement of Patent Disputes, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 237 (2006) (with Gwendolyn G. Ball)

  • Prof. Kevin Outterson, West Virginia University College of Law

“The Vanishing Public Domain: Antimicrobial Resistance, Pharmaceutical Innovation and Global Public Health”

 

Published as: The Vanishing Public Domain: Antibiotic Resistance, Pharmaceutical Innovation and Intellectual Property Law, 67 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 67 (2005)

  • Prof. Srividhya Ragavan, University of Oklahoma College of Law

“International Aspects of Plant Variety Protection”

11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:30

Session II

  • Prof. Adam Candeub, Michigan State University College of Law

“The Law and Economics of Wardrobe Malfunction: A Market Based Approach to Indecency Regulation in Broadcast” 

 

Published as: The Law and Economics of Wardrobe Malfunction, 2005 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 1463 (with Keith Brown)

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

“The Technical Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Canadian Copyright and Internet Transmissions”

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

“The Path of SiniCyberlaw”

1:15

Lunch

 

2:15

Session III

  • Joshua Fairfield, Associate-in-Law, Columbia Law School

“Virtual Property”

 

Published as: Virtual Property, 85 B.U. L. Rev. 1047 (2005)

  • Prof. Kevin J. Greene, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

“Stealing the Blues: Does Intellectual Property Belong in the Debate over African-American Reparations”

  • Prof. Niels B. Schaumann, William Mitchell College of Law

“The Exclusive Right to Reproduce in Copies”

4:00

Coffee Break

 

4:30

Session IV

  • Prof. Greg Lastowka, Rutgers School of Law—Camden

“The Trademark Function of Authorship”

 

Published as: The Trademark Function of Authorship, 85 B.U.L. Rev. 1171 (2005)

  • Prof. Lisa P. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law

“Intellectual Property Rights in Advertising”

 

Published as: Intellectual Property Rights in Advertising, 12 Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev. 189 (2006)

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

“Semiotics of the Scandalous and Immoral: Trademark Law After Lawrence v. Texas”

 

Published as: Semiotics of the Scandalous and the Immoral and the Disparaging: Section 2(a) Trademark Law After Lawrence v. Texas, 9 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 187 (2005)

7:00

Deans’ Dinner Reception

 

February 19, 2005

 

Castle Board Room (Room 343)

 

8:30

Breakfast

 

9:00

Session V

  • Prof. Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

“From J.C. Bach to Hip Hop: Musical Borrowing, Copyright and Cultural Context” 

 

Published as: From J.C. Bach to Hip Hop: Musical Borrowing, Copyright and Cultural Context, 84 N.C. L. Rev. 547 (2006)

  • Prof. Brett Frischmann, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

“P2P as Infrastructure: A (Strong?) Economic Argument for Retaining the Sony Rule”

 

Published as: Peer-to-Peer Technology as Infrastructure: An Economic Argument For Retaining Sony's Safe Harbor For Technologies Capable of Substantial Noninfringing Uses, J. Copyright Society U.S.A. 329 (2005)

  • Prof. Mark F. Schultz, Southern Illinois University School of Law

“Fear and Norms and Rock & Roll:  What Jam Bands Can Teach Us About Persuading People to Obey Copyright Law”

 

Published as: Fear and Norms and Rock & Roll: What Jambands Can Teach Us About Persuading People to Obey Copyright Law, 21 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 651 (2006) 

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

“Complex Music: A Systems Perspective on P2P”

 

Published as: Music at the Edge of Chaos: A Complex Systems Perspective on File Sharing, 37 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 147 (2005)

11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:30

Session VI

  • Prof. Irene Calboli, Marquette University Law School

“Debunking the Quality Assurance Theory in Trademark Law” 

 

Published as: The Sunset of "Quality Control" in Modern Trademark Licensing, 57 Am. U.L. Rev. 341 (2007)

  • Prof. Eric Goldman, Marquette University Law School

“Lexicon Law: Rethinking Source Confusion as the Basis of Trademark Law”

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

“Trademarks as Property: Back to the Future?”

 

Published as: The Normative Foundations Of Trademark Law, 82 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1839 (2007)

1:15

Lunch

 

2:15

Session VII

  • Prof. Richard Gruner, Whittier Law School

“An Agency Theory of Patent Law: Linking Innovators and Invention Users”

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

“Patents, Prices, and Property: A Regulatory Takings Analysis of Prohibitions on Price Discrimination”

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

“General Intangible or Commercial Tort: State Based Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition Based Assets and the Impact of U.C.C. Revised Article 9” 

 

Published as: General Intangible or Commercial Tort: Moral Rights and State-Based Intellectual Property as Collateral Under U.C.C. Revised Article 9, 22 Bank. Dev. J. 95 (2005)

4:00

Roundtable Adjourned

 

5:30

Dinner Reception

 

Restaurant Villegas

1735 Grand River Avenue, Okemos, MI

 

COMMENTATORS


Prof. Laura R. Bradford

New York University School of Law

 

Prof. John T. Cross

University of Louisville School of Law

 

Prof. Liam O’Melinn

Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University

 

Prof. Peng Tao

Politics and Law School, China University of Geosciences

 
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