Second Annual Intellectual Property Scholars' Roundtable
DAY ONE (Friday, September 28)
12.00 noon: WELCOME LUNCH
• Franklin Pierce Center for IP Board Room, UNH Law
All presentations/sessions will take place in ROOM 274 (one floor up from the Board Room)
1.30 – 3.50 p.m.: SESSION ONE – SETTING THE STAGE: IP & THE CONSTITUTION IN CONTEXT
- Sean O’Connor: "The Missing Context of the IP Clause: Madison, Jefferson, and the Influence of the French Philosophes Encyclopédie Project"
- Llew Gibbons: "Evolving State Laws to Conform with International Treaty Obligations"
- Dan Cahoy: "The Evolution of Patent Takings Jurisprudence & Its Impact on Incentives"
- Lars Smith: "The Impact of the Commerce Clause Analysis from National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius on Federal Protection of Intellectual Property"
3.50 – 4.10 p.m.: COFFEE BREAK
4.10 – 6.30 p.m.: SESSION TWO: PATENTS & COPYRIGHT (I) – CLAIM CONSTRUCTION, INTERPRETATION & THE LANDSCAPE AFTER GOLAN v HOLDER
- Eileen Herlihy: "The Standard of Appellate Review for Patent Claim Construction: What Does the Seventh Amendment Have to Do with It?"
- David Levine: "Cardozo on Patent Claims Construction & Interpretation"
- David Olson: "A Legitimate Interest in Promoting the Progress of Science: Constitutional Constraints on Copyright Law"
- Elizabeth Townsend Gard: "After Golan: Lessons & Questions Unresolved"
DAY TWO (Saturday, September 29)
8.30 – 9.15 a.m.: BREAKFAST
9.15 – 11.00 a.m.: SESSION THREE – COPYRIGHT: PRE-EMPTION & NEW PROTECTIONS
- Howard Abrams: "Copyright Pre-Emption"
- Marshall Leaffer: "Reconciling Copyright Pre-Emption & State Publicity Rights"
- Eva Subotnik (paper co-authored with June Besek): "Constitutional Obstacles? Reconsidering Copyright Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings"
11.00 – 11.20 a.m.: COFFEE BREAK
11.20 – 1.05 p.m.: SESSION FOUR – COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARKS & THE FIRST AMENDMENT
- Jake Linford: "Copyright & the First Amendment"
- Alexandra Jane Roberts: "How to Do Things with Word Marks: A Speech-Act Theory of Distinctiveness"
- Lisa Ramsey: "An Impersonation Theory of Trademark Law"