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Third Annual Intellectual Property Scholars' Roundtable

IP Scholars’ Roundtable: Intellectual Property Where Function Meets Style


Friday, November 8


12 noon: Welcome lunch, Franklin Pierce Center for IP Board Room, UNH Law

All presentations will take place in room 274 (one floor up from the IP Board Room)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session one – SOCIAL WELFARE

  • Sarah Burstein: “Costly Designs”
  • William Hubbard: “Patent Law and Intrafirm Inefficiencies”

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Session two – BRAINS & BODIES

  • Gregory Mandel: “The Public Psychology of Intellectual Property”
  • Kara Swanson: “Intellectual Property Where Invention Meets the Body, or, Myriad Genetics in Historical Perspective”

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: coffee break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Session three - SYSTEMS

  • Oliver Goodenough: “Generativity and Legal Institutions: How Does IP Measure Up?”
  • Nicholson Price: “Making Do in Making Drugs: Innovation Policy and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing”

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Session four - PARTIES

  • Gregory Dolin: “The Moral Injunction and the Patent Law”
  • Robert Heverly: “Who is suing whom, and (why) does it matter? An analysis of the classes of plaintiffs and defendants in copyright lawsuits across time”

7:00 p.m. Dinner at O Steak & Seafood, 11 S. Main St., Concord NH


Saturday, November 9


9:00 – 9:40 a.m.: breakfast, Franklin Pierce IP Center

9:40 – 10:40 a.m.
Session five – PREDICTABILITY

  • David Olson: “Statutory Interpretation of Patent Law”
  • Christopher Frerking: “Abstract at Heart – Patent Eligibility after CLS”

10:40-11 a.m.: coffee break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session six – LIMITS

  • Ralph Clifford: “The Constitutionality of Design Patents” (co-author R. Peltz-Steele)
  • Peter J. Karol: “The Constitutional Limitation on Trademark Propertization”
  • Rebecca Curtin: “SLAPPing Patent Trolls?”

12:30 p.m. lunch


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