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IPSC 2015

Videos of the 2015 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference available here​

Download the 2015 Conference Schedule (PDF) (updated August 5, 2015)

  • General Info
  • Lodging & Directions
  • Presenters/Topics (A-M)
  • Presenters/Topics (N-Z)
  • Attendees
  • Donors

General Info

The Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) at DePaul University College of Law will host the 15th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 6 and 7, 2015, at 25 E. Jackson Boulevard, in Chicago, Illinois.

The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues. The IPSC format is designed to facilitate free-ranging discussion and to help people hone their ideas. Papers presented should be works-in-progress that can benefit from substantial commentary and revision. Because of the importance of group discussion, we ask that attendees and presenters plan to stay for the entire conference.

There is no charge to attend the conference. Conference presenters and attendees are expected to pay for transportation and lodging. Please see the Accommodations and Directions tab for more information.

The host will provide complimentary food and beverages throughout the conference.

WELCOME RECEPTION & IP SCHOLARS DINNER

A reception will be held Wednesday, August 5, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Potter's Lounge in The Palmer House.

The IP Scholars Dinner will be held Thursday, August 6, at the Union League Club of Chicago, Crystal Room.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 01, 2015
Deadline for Submission of Requests to Present and Requests to Attend (see "Registration" below)

May 15, 2015
Confirmation of Attendance / Decisions on Acceptance of Request

July 24, 2015
Deadline for Submission of Final Papers and PowerPoint Presentations. Papers are expected and are required by this date to be uploaded to the website.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Boalt Hall School of Law; the Intellectual Property Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University; the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology at DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford Law School. Please contact Brett Harrison Davinger with any questions.

REGISTRATION

Registration is now closed. Presenters and attendees may still view the registration site for IPSC 2015 information.

IPSC 2015 Registration Site

Lodging & Directions

Lodging

Conference attendees are expected to pay for their individual transportation and lodging costs. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Union League Club of Chicago located at 65 W. Jackson Blvd. and at the Palmer House Hilton located at 17 E. Monroe, at a discounted rate.

We encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible, as rooms may sell out.

Union League Club
ALL reservations should be made by calling into Reservations (800) 443-0578, or emailing guest_rooms@ulcc.org and referring to the "DePaul IP Scholars Conference" room block. A credit card will be required to guarantee guest reservations at the time of making reservations. Individual guest reservations should be cancelled by 3 p.m. prior to date of arrival, to avoid a one-night room charge.

  • Standard rooms are offered at an exclusive group rate of $159 + 20% per night surcharge, ($190.80 inclusive).
  • Other room categories based on request and availability are:
    • Double Queen / King Deluxe at $189.00 + 20% ($226.80 inclusive per night)
    • Executive Suite at $219.00 + 20% ($262.80 inclusive per night)

ULCC Factsheet

Palmer House Hilton
Please visit the Palmer House's dedicated IPSC website for room reservations.

Map & Directions

DePaul University College of Law
25 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Walking Directions from Palmer House
Head south on S. Wabash Ave. Make a right on E. Jackson Blvd. (time: approximately 3 minutes).

Walking Directions from Union League
Head east on W. Jackson Blvd. towards S. Federal St. Pass S. State St. The building will be on your right on the corner of E. Jackson and S. Wabash (time: approximately 4 minutes).​

Presenters/Topics (A-M)

Ryan Abbott
Southwestern Law School and UCLA School of Medicine
Hal the Innovator: Computational Invention and its Patentability Implication
Abstract | Paper

Jasmine Abdel-Khalik
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law
Disparaging Trademarks: Defined and as Speech
Abstract

Clemens Appl
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Education 4.0 - Recent Challenges to Copyright
Abstract

Clark Asay
Brigham Young University Law School
Patents as Informational Tools
Abstract

Stephanie Bair
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
Employee Creativity: To Promote the Progress of Science and Useful Arts in the Firm
Abstract

Shyam Balganesh
University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Questionable Origins of the Copyright Infringement Analysis
Abstract | Paper

Ann Bartow
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Gender and the Mascots of Coeducational High School and Collegiate Mascots
Abstract

Barton Beebe
New York University School of Law
Is the Frontier Closing?: Registration Rates of Frequently Used Words on the PTO’s Trademark Register
Abstract

Abraham Bell
Bar Ilan University
Trademarks as Club Goods
Abstract
The Dual-Grant Theory of Fair Use
Abstract

Daniel Ben-Oliel
University of Haifa Faculty of Law
The Effect of Economic Crises on Patenting Activity Across Countries
Abstract

Megan Rae Blakely
University of Glasgow – CREATe
The 'Tangification' of Intangible Cultural Heritage through Self-reinforcing Intellectual Property Systems and Norms
Abstract

Jeremy Bock
University of Memphis School of Law
The Patent System's Two-Sided Agency Problem
Abstract

Oren Bracha
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Copyright Accidents
Abstract

Robert Brauneis
George Washington University Law School
Authors and Claimants in U.S. Copyright Registrations, 1978 – 2012
Abstract

Christopher Buccafusco
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law; Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
A Theory of Copyright Authorship
Abstract

Dan Burk
University of California, Irvine, School of Law
Copyright and the Cybernetic Circuit
Abstract

Sarah Burstein
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Reviving Ornamentality
Abstract

Thomas Byron
Boston University
A la recherche du sens perdu: Deconstructing the Creativity Standard in Copyright
Abstract | Paper

Megan M. Carpenter
Texas A&M University School of Law
Contextual Healing: Morality and Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act
Abstract

Michael Carrier
Rutgers School of Law
Eight Reasons Why "No-Authorized-Generic" Promises Constitute Payment
Abstract

Michael Carroll
American University Washington College of Law
Tailoring Intellectual Property Rights: An Overview
Abstract

Tun-Jen Chiang
George Mason University
Trolls, Orphans, and Holdup
Abstract

Ralph Clifford
University of Massachusetts School of Law
A Jukebox for Patents: Should Patent Licensing be Controlled by Compulsory Licensing?
Abstract | Paper

Kevin Collins
Washington University School of Law
Patent-Ineligibility as Counteraction
Abstract

Jorge Contreras
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Silly Patents, Common Knowledge and the Elusive Prior Art of Everyday Life
Abstract

Tesh Dagne
Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law
The Implications of 3D Printing for Canadian Intellectual Property Law
Abstract

Ben Depoorter
University of California, Hastings, College of the Law; Stanford Law Center for Internet & Society
Enforcing Against Norms: Trial and Error in Copyright Law
Abstract

Deven Desai
Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business
The Chicago School Trap in Trademark: The Co-Evolution of Corporate, Antitrust, and Trademark Law 
Abstract | Paper

Graeme Dinwoodie - Opening Plenary
University of Oxford Faculty of Law

Niva Elkin-Koren
Haifa Center for Law & Technology
Rulifying Fair Use
Abstract | PowerPoint

Robin Feldman
University of California, Hastings, College of the Law
Patent Demands and Initial Public Offerings
Abstract | Paper
Federalism, First Amendment & Patents: The Fraud Fallacy
Abstract

Orit Fischman-Afori
Haim Striks School of Law, College of Management Academic Studies
Rulifying Fair Use
Abstract | PowerPoint

Joseph Fishman
Vanderbilt Law School
The Copy Process
Abstract | Paper

Roger Ford
University of New Hampshire School of Law
The Uneasy Case for Patent Federalism
Abstract

Michael Frakes
Northwestern University School of Law
Patent Office Cohorts
Abstract

Janet Freilich
Harvard Law School
An Empirical Assessment of Patent Scope Enforcement
Abstract

Brett Frischmann - Closing Plenary
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Jeanne Fromer
New York University School of Law
Is the Frontier Closing?: Evidence from the PTO Trademark Registration Data Set
Abstract

Evan Frondorf
UC Hastings College of the Law, Institute for Innovation Law
Patent Demands and Initial Public Offerings
Abstract | Paper

Brian Frye
University of Kentucky College of Law
IP as Charity
Abstract

Christopher Funk
Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel
The Integrated Patent Instrument
Abstract | Paper

Stefania Fusco
DePaul University College of Law, Notre Dame Law School
TRIPS Non-Discrimination Principle: Are Alice and Bilski Really the End of NPEs?
Abstract | Paper

William Gallagher
Golden Gate University School of Law
Do "Groundless Threats" Statutes Curtail IP Over-Enforcement?: Some Evidence from Australia and the U.K.
Abstract

Kristelia Garcia
University of Colorado Law School
Facilitating Competition by Punitive Regulation
Abstract

Andrew Gilden
Stanford Law School
Rethinking Constraint
Abstract

Midjohodo Franck Gloglo
Laval University
A Brief Analysis of the Least Developed Countries’ Endless Fight against the WTO’s Economic-Based IPRs Policy
Abstract | PowerPoint

John Golden
The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
The USPTO as Prime Mover: Possibilities and Limitations for a Growing Agency
Abstract | Paper

Patrick Goold
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Beyond Trespass: Unbundling the Tort of Copyright Infringement
Abstract
Copyright Accidents
Abstract

Brad Greenberg
Columbia Law School
Bizarro Copyright
Abstract

Leah Grinvald
Suffolk University Law School
Contracting Trademark Fame?
Abstract | Paper

Paul Gugliuzza
Boston University School of Law
(In)Valid Patents
Abstract

Paul Heald
University of Illinois College of Law
The Valuation of Unprotected Works: A Case Study of Public Domain
Abstract | Paper

Yaniv Heled
Georgia State University College of Law
The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA): A Failed Experiment, Sham, or an Exercise in Futility?
Abstract

Kevin Hickey
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Center for Law & Technology
Copyright Paternalism
Abstract | Paper

Cynthia Ho
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Faith-Based Pharmaceutical Protection
Abstract

Timothy Holbrook
Emory University School of Law
The Courts' Exceptional Treatment of Patented Processes
Abstract | Paper

Ryan Holte
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Idea Submission Policies: Do Industries Create Troll Behavior?
Abstract

Philipp Homar
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Education 4.0 - Recent Challenges to Copyright
Abstract

Erik Hovenkamp
Northwestern University School of Law
Anticompetitive Patent Injunctions
Abstract

Camilla Hrdy
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
Patent Nationally, Innovate Locally
Abstract

William Hubbard
University of Baltimore School of Law
Principles of Problematic Patents
Abstract
Razing the Patent Bar
Abstract

Margot Kaminski
Ohio State University College of Law
Zoom-in Zoom-out of Copyright
Abstract

Dmitry Karshtedt
The George Washington University Law School
Causal Responsibility and Patent Infringement
Abstract | Paper

Yuko Kimijima
Keio University, Faculty of Law
Patentable Invention as Property-Patent Transfer Remedy for a True Inventor and an Owner of Right in Invention in Case of Patent Derivation
Abstract

Yolanda King
Northern Illinois University College of Law
The Inadvisability of Nonuniformity in the Licensing of Cover Songs
Abstract

Matthew B. Kugler
The University of Chicago Law School
Measuring Sponsorship Materiality
Abstract | Paper

Roberta R. Kwall - Opening Plenary
DePaul University College of Law

Mary LaFrance
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
False Advertising Claims against Product Names and Labels
Abstract | Paper

Edward Lee
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Fair Use of Musical Works – An Empirical Study
Abstract

Jyh-An Lee
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law
A Critical Review of FRAND Development in China
Abstract

Peter Lee
University of California, Davis, School of Law
The Supreme Assimilation of Patent Law
Abstract | Paper

Mark Lemley - Opening Plenary
Stanford Law School
Ready for Patenting
Abstract | Paper

David Levine
Elon University School of Law
What Trade Secrets Might Teach
Abstract | Paper

Jake Linford
Florida State University College of Law
Trademark Forfeiture and Residual Goodwill
Abstract

Glynn Lunney
Texas A&M School of Law
Abstract Ideas 2.0
Abstract

Lisa Macklem
University of Western Ontario
Cash For Content: Profiting from Copyright on the Internet
Abstract | Paper

Irina Manta
Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Hello Barbie: First They Will Monitor You, Then They Will Discriminate Against You. Perfectly.
Abstract | Paper

Jonathan Masur
University of Chicago Law School
The Use and Misuse of Patent Licenses
Abstract | Paper

Michael Mattioli
Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington)
Pooling Data: Cooperative Barriers to Innovation
Abstract

Peter Menell
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Percolating Intellectual Property Law through Circuit Stewardship: Empirical and Jurisprudential Analysis of En Banc Review
Abstract

Shawn Miller
Stanford Law School
First Look at the Stanford Litigated Patent Owner Dataset
Abstract

Christina Mulligan
Brooklyn Law School
Killing Copyright (In Order to Save It)
Abstract

Presenters/Topics (N-Z)


Sean O'Connor

University of Washington School of Law
Beyond Exhaustion: Why Sell When You Can Service?
Abstract

Dotan Oliar
University of Virginia
Authors and Claimants in U.S. Copyright Registrations, 1978 – 2012
Abstract

David Olson
Boston College Law School
Hello Barbie: First They Will Monitor You, Then They Will Discriminate Against You. Perfectly.
Abstract | Paper

Lucas Osborn
Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
The Case for Weaker Patents
Abstract | Paper

J. Janewa Osei-Tutu
Florida International University College of Law
Intellectual Property as a Human and Natural Right?
Abstract

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette - Closing Plenary
Stanford Law School
The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Treaties Revisited
Abstract

Sean Pager
Michigan State University
Creative Development: Can Copyright Foster Content Industries in the Global South?
Abstract

Laura Pedraza-Farina
Northwestern University School of Law
Scaffolding Innovation: Constructing Collaboration Across Knowledge Domains
Abstract

Aaron Perzanowski
Case Western Reserve University
"Buy Now" and Other Lies
Abstract

Lee Petherbridge
Loyola Law School
Teva and the Process of Claim Construction
Abstract

Nicholson Price
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Promoting Healthcare Innovation on the Demand Side

Mira Sundara Rajan
University of Glasgow – CREATe
Of Murals and Morals: Recent Art Controversies and What They Signify for the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) of 1990
Abstract

Sarah Rajec
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
The Intellectual Property Hostage in Trade Retaliation
Abstract

Cesar Ramirez-Montes
Leeds University
Protecting “Service” Dress in Europe
Abstract | Paper | PowerPoint

Greg Reilly
California Western School of Law
Patent "Trolls" and Claim Construction
Abstract | Paper

Amelia Rinehart
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Justice Holmes and Patents
Abstract

Michael Risch
Villanova University School of Law
Do Patent Challenge Rights Lead to Placeholder Lawsuits?
Abstract

Keith Robinson
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Patent Quality and Claim Clarity
Abstract

Zvi Rosen
Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
The Scope of Common-Law Copyright for Sound Recordings
Abstract

Betsy Rosenblatt
Whittier Law School
Belonging as Intellectual Creation
Abstract | Paper

Guy Rub
Ohio State University College of Law
Zoom-in Zoom-out of Copyright
Abstract

Rachel Sachs
Harvard Law School
Prizing Reimbursement: Prescription Drug Insurance as Innovation Incentive
Abstract

Matthew Sag
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
The Marginalization of Copyright by the DMCA
Abstract

Zahr Said
University of Washington School of Law
A Functionalist Approach to Copyright’s Lay Observer Standard
Abstract

Pamela Samuelson - Closing Plenary
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Functionality and Expression in Computer Programs
Abstract

Sharon Sandeen
Hamline University School of Law
What Trade Secrets Might Teach
Abstract | Paper

Joshua Sarnoff - Closing Plenary
DePaul University College of Law

Andres Sawicki
University of Miami School of Law
Law, Informal Rules, and the Problem of Creative Collaboration
Abstract

David Schwartz
Northwestern University Law School
Studying Uncertainty in Intellectual Property Valuation
Abstract

Lea Shaver
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Social Publishing
Abstract | Paper

Jeremy Sheff
St. John's University School of Law
Inclusive and Exclusive Definitions in Intellectual Property Doctrine

Jacob Sherkow
New York Law School
Disenablement: Scientific Irreproducibility in Patent Law
Abstract | Paper

Ted Sichelman
University of San Diego School of Law
Trademarks as Club Goods
Abstract

Brenda Simon
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Patenting Data-Generating Inventions
Abstract

Ned Snow
University of South Carolina School of Law
Discrimination in the Copyright Clause
Abstract

Christopher Sprigman
New York University School of Law
Make, Buy, or Innovate: Sequential Innovation and the Theory of the Firm
Abstract

James Stern
William and Mary Law School
Rivalry
Abstract

Katherine Strandburg
New York University School of Law
Patentable Subject Matter from First Principles:  An Institutional Approach
Abstract | Paper

Eva Subotnik
St. John's University School of Law
The Stewardship of Intellectual Property
Abstract

Harry Surden
University of Colorado Law School
Principles of Problematic Patents
Abstract

Xiyin Tang
Yale Law School Information Society Project
A Phonaesthetic Theory of Trademark Functionality
Abstract

Qian Tao
Capital University of Economics and Business
Digital Publishing and the First Sale Doctrine
Abstract

David Taylor
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Amending Patent Eligibility
Abstract

Andrew Torrance
University of Kansas School of Law
Are Litigated Patents More Important?
Abstract

Marketa Trimble
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Patent Working Requirements
Abstract

Rebecca Tushnet
Georgetown Law
Registering Discontent: Registration in Modern American Trademark Law
Abstract | Paper

Ryan Vacca
The University of Akron School of Law
Percolating Intellectual Property Law through Circuit Stewardship: Empirical and Jurisprudential Analysis of En Banc Review
Abstract

Shane Valenzi
Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm
Confederate Copyright: The Role of Nationalism in Designing a Copyright Regime
Abstract | Paper | PowerPoint

Saurabh Vishnubhakat
Texas A&M University School of Law
The Field of Invention
Abstract

R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Teva and the Process of Claim Construction
Abstract

Ari Ezra Waldman
New York Law School
Social Network Norms and Intellectual Property: A Proposal for the Public Use Bar
Abstract | Paper

Andrea Wallace
University of Glasgow – CREATe and The National Library of Scotland
Claiming Surrogate IP Rights: When Cultural Institutions Repossess the Public Domain
Abstract

Melissa Wasserman
University of Illinois College of Law
What Administrative Law Can Teach the Trademark System
Abstract
Patent Office Cohorts
Abstract

Joy Xiang
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Climate Change and Technology Transfer: Domestic Innovation, International Aid and Collaboration
Abstract

Peter Yu - Opening Plenary
Texas A&M University School of Law
The Copy in Copyright
Abstract

Attendees


Jonas Anderson
American University

Martin Adelman   
George Washington University Law School

Silvia Beltrametti
University of Chicago Law School

Michael Burstein
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Peter DiCola
Northwestern University School of Law

John Duffy
University of Virginia School of Law

Rebecca Eisenberg
University of Michigan Law School

Laura Heymann
William and Mary Law School

Justin Hughes
Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Sapna Kumar
University of Houston Law Center

Yvette Liebesman
Saint Louis University

Michael Madison
University of Pittsburgh Law

Maria Markovic
Acute Source, Inc.

Tal Niv

University of California, Berkeley

Lisa Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law

Halim Safarov
Academy of Sciences of Republic of Tajikistan

Keita Sato
Chuo Faculty of Law

Sean Seymore
Vanderbilt University

Laura Sheridan
Google

Jule Sigall
Microsoft

Aaron Wright
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Felix Wu
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Dong Zhang
Harbin Engineering University

Donors