Innovation Policy Colloquium

Professors Jeanne Fromer and Christopher Sprigman
Spring 2023
Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208

3 credits

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 intellectual property and innovation with regard to platforms. In particular, as platforms have matured, we will study issues that arise with regard to copyright, trademark, trade secrecy, patent, and antitrust in the context of platforms (including social media, ecommerce, and search platforms). We will also explore underlying aspects of innovation theory in relation to platforms.

Schedule of Presenters

Thursday, JANUARY 19
Abhay Aneja, Assistant Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
Strengthening State Capacity: Public Service Delivery & Innovation during the Gilded Age
[email Nicole Arzt for a copy of the paper]

Thursday, JANUARY 26
Eric E. Johnson, Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law
An Intellectual Property Fix for Platform Salesjacking

Thursday, FEBRUARY 2
Daniel Francis, Assistant Professor of Law, NYU School of Law*
Making Sense of Monopolization

Thursday, FEBRUARY 9
Christopher Sprigman, Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law, NYU School of Law*
The Paradox of Privacy Regulation: How Law Meant To Protect Privacy Can Erode It (with Stephan Tontrup)

Thursday, FEBRUARY 23
Martin Husovec, Assistant Professor of Law, LSE Law School
Will the Digital Services Act Work?

Thursday, MARCH 2
Evelyn Douek, Assistant Professor of Law, Stanford Law School*
What is the Measure of Good Speech Governance? The Meta Oversight Board's 2023 Term

Thursday, MARCH 9

Xiyin Tang, Assistant Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law*
Privatizing Copyright

Thursday, MARCH 23
Mark McKenna, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law*
Trademarks in the Metaverse

Two New York CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice category are available to both experienced and newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York Bar for less than two years) who record their attendance for the full duration of the event.

Vaccination Requirement and Verification  
All visitors must be able to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted (once eligible and by NYU’s deadline) with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine.

Questions about the Colloquium should be addressed to Nicole Arzt. Email if you plan to attend any of the talks.