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Conference on Innovation and Communications Law

July 17-18, 2008
Turku, Finland

Program

July 17, 2008

9.00 - 9.30 Registration
9.30-10.00 Welcome by University of Turku
Rector Keijo Virtanen and
Dean of the Faculty of Law Heikki Kulla
10.00-12.00

Plenary session:

Prof. Graeme Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Intellectual Property Debates

10.45-11.15

Coffee Break

Associate Prof. Christophe Geiger, University of Strasbourg, Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property
Constitutional Aspects of Intellectual Property Law

12.00-13.15 Lunch break
13.15  -15.15

I A) IPRs and the global market

Moderator: Prof. Niklas Bruun, University of Helsinki

Prof. Peter Yu, Drake University Law School
Legal Transplants in the Digital Age

Prof. Gail Evans, Queen Mary University of London
Internet Marketing and Trademark Infringement in the EU: Eli Lilly v. 8PM Chemist"

Prof. Jay Kesan, University of Illinois
IPRs in the Global Context: Beyond the Producer-Consumer Dichotomy

Prof. Andrew Torrance, University of Kansas School of Law
Comparison of Innovation Across Patent and Non-patent Systems Using Computer Simulations of the Patent System

I B) On the outer limits of IP- computer programs, databases and personas

Moderator: Dr. Katariina Sorvari, University of Turku

Prof. Yee Fen Lim, University of Singapore
Free and Open Source Software Protection: Adequacy or Efficiency?

Assistant Ulla-Maija Mylly, Turku School of Economics
An Evolutionary Perspective on Computer Program Interoperability

Dr. Nari Lee, University of Joensuu
Computer Program Patents

Prof. V.C. Vivekanandan, NALSAR University
Information Technology Law in India

15.15-15.45 Coffee break
15.45-17.45

II A) Private and commercial speech on the internet

Moderator: Prof. Doris Long, John Marshall Law School

Prof. Ann Bartow, University of South Carolina
Copyright Norms of the Blogosphere: Linking, Quoting, Copying and Self-Help

Prof. Llewellyn Gibbons, University of Toledo College of Law
Valuing Fair Use

Prof. Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa
Ambush Marketing, Freedom of Expression and the Limits of Trademark Protection

Prof. Niklas Bruun, University of Helsinki & IPR University Center
News, Media and the Internet - Reflections on the Nordic Experience

II B) IPR misuse and the IP-competition law interface

Moderator: Prof. John Cross, University of Louisville

Ann Walsh, University of Birmingham
Commission v Microsoft

Dr. Viveca Still, University of Art and Design
Copyright misuse in the modern communication environment

Researcher Juha Vesala, University of Helsinki
Licensing and Standard Setting Cooperation

Senior Assistant Tuomas Mylly, University of Turku
Antitrust Treatment of Patented Standards: Why the European Approach Is Special

17.45 - Cocktail

July 18, 2008

9.30-11.30

Plenary session:

Prof. Yoshiyuki Tamura, Hokkaido University
A Japanese Perspective on Intellectual Property Law and Policy

10.15-10.45

Coffee Break

Strategy Advisor Timo Ruikka, Nokia Corporation
FRAND from the Business Perspective

11.30-12.45 Lunch

12.45-14.45

III A) Search engines, internet intermediaries and IP law

Moderator: Prof. Adam Candeub, Michigan State University College of Law

Prof. Orit Fischmann Afori, College of Management Academic Studies, Law School
The Implied License Doctrine and Copyright Conflicts in the Digital Age

Prof. Lilian Edwards, University of Southampton
ISPs and File Sharing: 3 Strikes and Your Out

Prof. Michael Landau, Georgia State University
TBA

Dr. Mikko Välimäki, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration
Mapping the Public Domain

III B) “New” forms of IP: trade secrets, geographical indications and traditional knowledge

Moderator: Prof. Peter Yu, Drake University

Prof. Coenraad Visser, University of South Africa
The use of the intellectual property system to protect traditional knowledge:South Africa launches a comprehensive legislative program

Prof. John Cross, University of Louisville
Justifying "New" Intellectual Property

Prof. Sean Pager, Michigan State University
Catching a Korean Wave: Reinventing the Cultural Exception to Promote Diversity through Trade

Prof. Doris Long, John Marshall Law School
TBA

14.45-15.15 Coffee break

15.15- 17.15

IV A) Innovative business models and the exclusivity of IPRs

Moderator: Prof. Scott Boone, Appalachian School of Law

Prof. Branislav Hazucha, Kyushu University Graduate School of Law
Freedom to Innovate and Intellectual Property A Role of Social Norms in the Regulation of New Technologies

Prof. Steven Hetcher, Vanderbilt University
Social Networking Mega-Sites and Stealing from Kids

Researcher Katja Weckström, University of Turku
Trademark Infringement Liability for Internet Service Providers

IV B) Licensing of complex and standardized products

Moderator: Senior Assistant Tuomas Mylly, University of Turku

Prof. Adam Candeub, Michigan State University
Network Growth: Theory and Evidence from the MobileTelephone Industry

Anniina Huttunen, Helsinki University of Technology
Protection of Consumers’ Economic Interests in the Digital Environment

Prof. Rainer Oesch, University of Helsinki
Patenting and Licensing Nanotechnology from the Point of View of Finnish Law

19.30 Dinner at Samppalinna restaurant

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