CALL FOR PAPERS: EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF TRADEMARK DATA WORKSHOP AT USPTO
September 26-27, 2013
Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, New York University School of Law and the United States Patent and Trademark Office in cooperation with Center for Law & Economics, ETH Zurich, Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and University of East Anglia
We are seeking paper proposals from economics, management, and legal scholars on the empirical study of trademark data for a one-and-a-half day workshop at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia to occur on September 26-27, 2013. This will constitute the companion workshop to our previous workshop at the University of Oxford in December 2012. Like its Oxford counterpart, this workshop is part of a broader project to support better scholarship in this embryonic area of research and lead to the publication of high quality and high impact studies. With the increased availability of trademark data, we are soliciting papers that open up new avenues of trademark research. Papers with empirical or experimental data and papers with a U.S., international, or foreign focus are welcome.
The project is co-sponsored by the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy at New York University School of Law and the United States Patent and Trademark Office in cooperation with the Center for Law & Economics, ETH Zurich, the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and the Centre for Competition Policy (UEA).
Authors whom we were unable to accommodate at Oxford are encouraged to apply to this workshop.
Interested authors are encouraged to submit either a completed paper or a two‐page research proposal that includes an abstract of the intended paper, an outline of the methodologies to be used, and a brief statement about the current state of the research project. Interested authors are also encouraged to indicate whether they would be willing to serve only as discussants in the event that the schedule cannot accommodate their papers. In addition to the conference dinner, standard fare travel and hotel accommodation for the presenting author will be provided.
Proposals should be submitted by June 24, 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 15, 2013.
Stefan Bechtold (Associate Professor of Intellectual Property, ETH Zurich)
Barton Beebe (Professor of Law, New York University School of Law)
Graeme Dinwoodie (Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, University of Oxford)
Alan Marco (Acting Chief Economist, USPTO, U.S. Department of Commerce)
Georg von Graevenitz (Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management, University of East Anglia)
Rob Reid Year Zero Book Talk
April 30, 2013
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Abstract: The entire cosmos has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang. The resulting fines and penalties have bankrupted the whole universe. We humans suddenly own everything-and the aliens are not amused. Nick Carter, a lawyer who knows a thing or two about copyright law, may be the only thing standing between us and total destruction.
The Relationship between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court in the Development of Patent Law
March 13, 2013
Abstract: An informal discussion between Judges Timothy Dyk and Pauline Newman. The interchange should be lively: both are judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit with very different ideas about intellectual property policy and theories of adjudication.
Defensive Patent License Project
February 1, 2013
Abstract: The Defensive Patent License (DPL) is a new legal mechanism to protect innovators by networking patents into powerful, mutually-beneficial legal shields that are 100% committed to defending innovation – no bullies, trolls, or other leeches allowed. It is designed to address the most broken parts of the patent system. The DPL also helps prevent adversaries from patenting open technologies and pulling them out of the public domain. It is an open source-style patent license that seeks to promote the use of patents to encourage freedom to innovate & to operate instead of using them to shut down competition, for rent-seeking, or to inhibit access to knowledge. This approach offers several potential benefits, especially to open innovation communities and/or start-ups: 1) A way to legally bind companies/patents to exclusive defensive use; 2) A way to allow those who are skeptical/critical of the patent system to participate without worry that their innovations will be offensively weaponized; 3) A way to improve prior art by filing defense-oriented patent applications that will preempt future offensive applications; 4) A way to prevent patent trolls from exploiting patents by preemptively committing them to defensive-only use; and 5) A way to provide access to a clear collection of patents that anyone can use for free as long as they are also committed to defensive uses.
Tri-State Region IP Workshop [Third Annual]
January 11, 2013
Abstract: Professors, fellows, visitors, graduate students, and practitioners from the tri-state region presented their works in progress for commentary in a workshop environment. Topics were related to intellectual property or information law. The format involved a series of plenary sessions chaired by a senior commentator. This annual workshop will make it possible for IP and information law scholars located in the tri-state region to get together on a more regular basis to share and discuss each other’s work.
Life as a New IP Associate
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Abstract: A panel discussion on how to transition from law school to private practice.
Convening Cultural Commons
September 23-24, 2011
Abstract: The purpose of this workshop is to gather scholars from a variety of disciplines who share interests in the study of commons as governance regimes in information, knowledge, and other cultural contexts. The focus will be on institutional analysis of commons, common pool resources, and related institutions for governance of knowledge and information and rights in knowledge and information. Relevant disciplines include law, political science, economics, sociology, organizational science, information science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), and the history of science and technology, among others.
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Cultural Protocols Workshop
August 19, 2011
Abstract: This workshop will bring together a small group of legal and cultural scholars to explore the concept and the utility of cultural protocols in relation to Indigenous and local knowledge management issues. The focus of the workshop is predominately legal – and this is quite deliberate. In thinking about the possibilities of protocols and how they can be used as a useful strategy as well as a tool of leverage for Native American communities in the United States, as well as elsewhere, it is critical that there is an inter-linked and robust legal framework that can work in support of the further development of cultural protocols. This will not only contribute to the ability for communities to make informed decisions about how cultural protocols can be effectively utilized, but also provide significant background work in the instances where specific cultural protocols are undermined or delegitimized by third parties.
Balancing Wealth and Health: Access to Medicines in Latin America as a Case Study of the Global Administration of Intellectual Property Law
May 25-26, 2011
Abstract: This Workshop considered the draft report of a project undertaken as part of NYU’s Global Administrative Law (GAL) Network, sponsored by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and jointly coordinated by the University of the Andes (Colombia) and NYU. The project is aimed at examining, through a series of case studies, the processes and administrative mechanisms that states use internally to negotiate the balance between intellectual property rights and other policy and human rights considerations. Specifically, the case studies focus on intellectual property policies relating to essential medicines in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Central America. The overall goal is to test theories of political opportunity structures, legal transplants and transnational networks in order to map out a nuanced administrative landscape for intellectual property in Latin America that can shed new light on global processes taking place in other regions as well.
User and Open Innovation: How Should Intellectual Property Law Respond?
May 28-29, 2010
Enough is Enough!: Ceilings on Intellectual Property Rights Workshop
May 1-2, 2009
Workshop on Trade Secrecy
February 20-21, 2009
Digital Convergence and Copyright
April 7, 2008
Working Within the Boundaries of Intellectual Property
June 5-6, 2007
Anti-Dilution: The Theory and Reality of Extended Trade Mark Protection in the US and EU
December 8, 2006