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Symposia & Speakers Calendar

Upcoming Events

Intellectual Property Summer Institute

July 24–August 7, 2013

6th Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property (JSIP) Workshop

October 4–5, 2013

Past Events

Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (CICL)

May 14-16, 2013

“Making Patents Useful”

Sean B. Seymore, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

“Intellectual Property Harmonization in South East Asia: Engine for Regional Prosperity or Subsidy for the West?”

Irene Calboli, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School & Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

IP for Creative Upstarts

November 9-10, 2012

“Assisted Decision Making: Big Data and the Law”

Josh Blackman, Assistant Professor, South Texas College of Law
Thursday, November 1, 2012

“Juror Responses to Music Copyright’s Lay Listener Test”

Jamie R. Lund, Assistant Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

“Merrily Down the Stream: Aereo, Cablevision, and the Public Performance Right Online”

Daniel L. Brenner, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

“The Ontology of Speech”

Felix Wu, Assistant Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

“The Accidental Agency?”

Sapna Kumar, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

5th Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property Workshop

May 30-31, 2012
East Lansing, Michigan

2010-2011

Third Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law

May 29-31, 2011
Melbourne, VIC Australia

4th Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property Workshop

April 15-16, 2011
East Lansing, Michigan

Constructed Personas and Living Copyrights:
What are the Implications for Moral Rights?

Roberta Kwall, Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law at DePaul University College of Law

Thursday, March 17

Bits with Borders:
Law, Communications & Transnational Culture Flow in the Digital Age

September 24-25, 2010

Conference website

2009-2010

3rd Annual Junior Scholars in IP Workshop

April 2-3, 2010

Shaping Culture: Intellectual Property and Social Media

IP and Communications Law Program Distinguished Speaker Series hosts Professor Jon Garon, Hamline University School of Law. Professor Garon is a leading scholar on IP and internet issues with significant practice experience in these areas.

He will speak on law, Hollywood and social media. Please see below for details on his paper.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The intellectual property regimes of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and publicity rights provide the legal framework for American culture: film, music, TV, news, video games, arts and education. The explosion of social media has stressed these legal systems, transforming the paradigms of both law and culture. This talk will explore the forces shaping the culture we watch, create and enjoy.

The presentation expands on his forthcoming law review, Content, Control and the Socially Networked Film.

Friend or Foe? The Law of Intellectual Property and Mainstream Media's Fight for Survival

An Intellectual Property and Communications Law Program Lecture
12:00 noon, Monday, October 19, 2009
Castle Board Room, Michigan State University College of Law

Presented by David E. McCraw, Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel, NY Times Company.

David McCraw is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of The New York Times Company, where he is responsible for litigation and for providing legal counsel to the newsrooms of The Times, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, and the company's other 15 newspapers as well as its websites. He has been at The Times since 2002. He previously served as Deputy General Counsel of The New York Daily News and a litigation associate at Clifford Chance and Rogers & Wells. He has lectured on U.S. press law in various countries in the Middle East, South America, and Eastern Europe.

New Issues in Antitrust and Intellectual Property

An Intellectual Property and Communications Law Program Lecture
12:00 noon, Thursday, September 24, 2009
Moot Court Room, Michigan State University College of Law

Presented by Professor Michael S. Jacobs, C.V. (PDF), Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

Michael S. Jacobs, Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law, will address the topic: Professor Jacobs is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the fields of antitrust and competition law. He has written widely on both topics, spoken at symposia and colloquia in the United States and around the world, and consulted with a variety of private and public organizations on a wide array of issues. For the past five years he has been a regular consultant with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on matters pertaining to competition in the area of professional services. In 2000, he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Competition Law at Naples University. In 2002 and 2003, he served as a Special Consultant to Qantas Airlines and Air New Zealand.

2008-2009

2nd Annual Junior Scholars in IP Workshop

March 27-28, 2009
East Lansing, MI

Conference on Innovation and Communications Law

July 17-18, 2008
Turku, Finland

Information and the Information Economy

A conference co-sponsored by the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University and the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law.

May 2-3, 2008
Pope Auditorium
Fordham University
Lincoln Center Campus
New York, NY

Faculty IP & Communication Law Series

Featuring Randal C. Picker, the Paul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law, University of Chicago Law School, Senior Fellow, The Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.

April 21, 2008
Castle Board Room
MSU College of Law
East Lansing, MI

Distinguished Lecture in IP & Communications Law

Featuring Herbert Hovenkamp, the Ben and Dorothy Willie Chair and Professor, University of Iowa College of Law. Co-sponsored by The Quello Center for Telecommunications Management and College of Law.

March 31, 2008
Castle Board Room
MSU College of Law
East Lansing, MI

MSU IP & Communications Workshop

Offering young scholars an opportunity to receive detailed critique on their work from senior scholars.

Feb 15-16, 2008
Castle Board Room
MSU College of Law
East Lansing, MI


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