Professors Rochelle Dreyfuss and Jessica Litman


Spring 2000

Remapping Intellectual Property Law for a Changing Business Environment: Intellectual property laws are based on a series of assumptions about the way that the creative industries are structured. Among other things, they utilize particular concepts of authorship and inventorship; they address specific methods of distribution, they are territorially defined. As businesses reorganize to capture the benefits of such advances as computerization, cyberspace, and the elimination of trade barriers, these underlying assumptions become increasingly inaccurate. Eventually, the laws that they give rise to will need to be revisited. For its first series of seminars for the new millennium, the Colloquium on Innovation Policy begins that process. Among other issues, we will look at how computers affect the relationship between user, output, and audience; how globalization affects the character of trademarks, the nature of trademark rights, and the methods by which these rights are allocated; how the internet alters distribution methods and challenges national mechanisms of dispute resolution.

January 27, 2000 Kevin Werbach, Managing Editor, EDventure Holdings, Inc.
Some Day We'll All Be Like Jerry Springer: How the Web Changes Business Relationships
February 17, 2000 Maureen O'Rourke, Professor of Law, Boston University Law School
Towards a Doctrine of Fair Use in Patent Law
February 24, 2000 Helen Nissenbaum, Research Associate and Lecturer, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
The Politics of Search Engines -- and Why it Matters
March 2, 2000 Mario Biagioli, Professor, Department of History of Science, Harvard University
Scientific Authorship Between Industry and Academia: Tensions and Developments
March 9, 2000 Phil Agre, Professor of Information Studies, University of California at Los Angeles
Inscribing Social Ideas in Networked System
March 16, 2000 Michael Froomkin, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
Private Rules for Public Problems: WIPO, ICANN, and the Domain Name System
March 30, 2000 Graeme Dinwoodie, Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
The Role of Private Law Dispute Resolution in Developing Principles of International Intellectual Property Law
April 13, 2000 Paul David, Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College & Professor of Economics and Economic History in the University of Oxford; Professor of Economics & Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University
The Digital Technology Boomerang: European IPR Policy Innovations and the Scientific Research Community

The Colloquium meets in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South,  room 208 from 4:00-6:00pm.

2 New York CLE Credits are available in the area of Professional Practice for each colloquium you attend.