Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy

User and Open Innovation: How Should Intellectual Property Law Respond?

A Workshop of the NYU Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy and the UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

St. Helena, CA

May 28-29, 2010 (by invitation only)

Preliminary Program

(as of 4.16.10)


On May 28-29, the NYU’s Engelberg Center and the UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology will co-sponsor a workshop to consider the implications of user and open innovation for intellectual property doctrine.  The importance of these creative paradigms relative to centralized innovation by manufacturers and mass media producers is increasingly recognized in the business community, yet has not been systematically addressed by intellectual property law.  The workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars of law, management, and economics to consider whether and in what specific ways intellectual property law should be modified to accommodate the increasing importance of innovation by users for their own use and of collaborative and open processes of innovation. 

Conference Organizers
Pamela Samuelson (UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information)
Katherine Strandburg (NYU School of Law)
Andrew Torrance (University of Kansas School of Law)
Eric von Hippel (MIT Sloan School of Management)

Carliss Baldwin (Harvard Business School)
Dan Burk (UC Irvine School of Law)
Michael Carroll (American University Washington College of Law)
Brian Carver (UC Berkeley School of Information)
Wendy Gordon (Boston University School of Law)
Dietmar Harhoff (Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich)
Amy Kapczynski (UC Berkeley School of Law)
Peter Lee (UC Davis School of Law)
Stephen Maurer (UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy)
Michael Meurer (Boston University School of Law)
Pamela Samuelson (UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information)
Jason Schultz (UC Berkeley School of Information and Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Suzanne Scotchmer (UC Berkeley School of Law, Goldman School of Public Policy, and Economics Department)
Katherine Strandburg (NYU School of Law)
Andrew Torrance (University of Kansas School of Law)
Rebecca Tushnet (Georgetown University Law Center)
Molly van Houweling (UC Berkeley School of Law)
Eric von Hippel (MIT Sloan School of Management)

Reading List

Dan L. Burk, Intellectual Property in the Context of e-Science, 12 J. Computer Med. Comm'n (2007), http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue2/burk.html

Dan L. Burk, Open Source Genomics, 8 BU J. Sci. & Tech. L. 254 (2002), http://www.bu.edu/law/central/jd/organizations/journals/scitech/volume81/panel6.pdf

Dan L. Burk & Sara Boettiger, Open Source Patenting, 1 J. Int'l Biotech. L. 221 (2004), http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=645182

ccLearn, What status for "open"? An examination of the licensing policies of open educational organizations and projects (15 December 2008), http://learn.creativecommons.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/license-mapping-report-15_dec_-2008-color-v2.pdf

William W. Fisher, III, The Implications for Law of User Innovation, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1601484

Janet Hope, Biobazaar: The Open Source Revolution and Biotechnology (2008), http://www.amazon.com/Biobazaar-Open-Source-Revolution-Biotechnology/dp/0674026357

Peter Lee, Contracting to Preserve Open Science: Consideration-Based Regulation in Patent Law, 58 Emory L.J. 889 (2009), http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1288183

Elinor Ostrom, Governing the Commons, Cambridge University Press 1990

Pamela Samuelson, Unbundling Fair Uses, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1323834

Suzanne Scotchmer, Openness, Open Source, and the Veil of Ignorance, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1524051

Katherine J. Strandburg, Patent Fair Use 2.0 [pdf]

Katherine J. Strandburg, Users as Innovators: Implications for Patent Doctrine, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1141386

Andrew Torrance, Open and Proprietary Biological Innovation in Human Genetic Enhancement, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1543884

Andrew Torrance, Patents and the Regress of Useful Arts, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1411328

Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, Author Autonomy and Atomism in Copyright Law, 96 Va. L. Rev. 549 (2010), http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2744&context=facpubs

Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=712763

Carliss Baldwin & Eric von Hippel, Modeling a Paradigm Shift: From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1502864