Professors Barton Beebe and Jeanne Fromer
Wednesdays, 2:10-4:00 pm, Furman Hall, Room 210
Thursdays, 4:00-5:50 pm, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208
The Colloquium on Innovation Policy focuses each year on different aspects of the law’s role in promoting creativity, invention, and new technology.
This year, we will examine all of the intellectual property law you need to know but that is not usually covered in your other courses. In particular, we will study alternative forms of intellectual property, including trade secret law, the right of publicity, design protection, data protection, geographical indications, protection of traditional knowledge, and other alternatives or supplements to patent, copyright, and trademark laws, such as government grants. We will begin with theories of intellectual property law, including the reasons for granting and limiting exclusive rights in information. We will then consider whether and how these theories justify alternative forms of intellectual property. We will explore both the contours and boundaries of these frontier forms of intellectual property and their intersection with patent, copyright, and trademark, the now traditional forms of intellectual property.
The Colloquium has two components. In one, leading thinkers are invited to present recent work. In the other, we read background materials relevant to each speaker's presentation. The Colloquium also provides each student with the opportunity to write and present an independent research paper.
Spring 2019 Schedule of Presenters
Thursday, JANUARY 17
Nicholson Price, University of Michigan Law School
Thursday, JANUARY 31
Mark McKenna, Notre Dame Law School
Unfair Disruption (with Mark Lemley)
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 20
Graeme Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Conceptual Lessons on the Apparent Demise of Design Marks
Thursday, FEBRUARY 28
Jane Anderson, NYU Department of Anthropology and Program for Museum Studies
From Creative Commons to Local Contexts: Developing Options for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge
Thursday, MARCH 14
William McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School
Thursday, MARCH 28
Amy Adler, NYU School of Law
Authenticity and Attribution in the Art Market
Wednesday, APRIL 10
Dev Gangjee, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
Timeless Signs or Signs of the Times? Reconciling Innovation and Tradition for Geographical Indications
Pending approval, 2 New York CLE credits in the Area of Professional Practice will be given to both experienced and newly attorneys (those admitted to the New York Bar for less than two years) and is presented in traditional (in person) format.
Questions about the Colloquium should be addressed to Nicole Arzt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 998-6013.