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IPSC 2019

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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR IPSC 2019.

The Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) at DePaul University College of Law will host the 19th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 8 and 9, 2019, at 1 E. Jackson Boulevard, 8th Floor, in Chicago, Illinois. There will be a welcome reception on Thursday, August 7.

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

IMPORTANT DATES

May 01, 2019
Deadline for Submission of Requests to Present and Requests to Attend
May 17, 2019
Confirmation of Attendance / Decisions on Acceptance of Request 
July 26, 2019
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, UC Berkeley 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 or IPSC2019DePaul@gmail.com with any questions.

Directions

To get to the DePaul Center (1 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL):

From Airports
Midway
Take the Orange Line towards Loop to the Harold Washington Library – State/Van Buren Stop.

O'Hare
Take the Blue Line towards Forest Park to the Jackson Stop.

Driving Directions
From the north and northwest
From the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94) exit at Jackson Boulevard and turn left (east). The Loop campus is approximately one mile from the expressway on Jackson Boulevard and State Street.

From the west
From the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), continue toward downtown. As you approach the downtown area, the expressway becomes Congress Parkway. Turn left (north) on State Street, proceed two blocks to Jackson Boulevard. The Loop campus is on State Street and Jackson Boulevard.

From the south
From the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94), exit at Jackson Boulevard and turn right (east). The Loop campus is approximately one mile from the expressway on Jackson Boulevard and State Street.

From Lake Shore Drive (north or south)
Exit Lake Shore Drive at Jackson Boulevard and proceed west to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan Avenue, proceed one block to Adams Street and turn left. Proceed one block to Wabash Avenue and turn left. Proceed one block to Jackson Boulevard.

Visitor Parking
The nearest parking area is located at 328 South Wabash Avenue on the corner of Wabash Avenue and Van Buren Street.

Public Transportation
Seven CTA lines service the College of Law campus:
  • For Purple, Pink, Orange and Brown Lines exit at Adams/Wabash, walk south to Jackson Boulevard and head west or exit at Library/State/Van Buren, walk north to Jackson Boulevard and head east.
  • For the Green Line exit at Adams/Wabash, walk south to Jackson Boulevard and head west.
  • For Red and Blue Lines exit at Jackson Boulevard and walk east.

  • For further planning, utilize CTA's Trip Planner.
All Metra train stations are located within a short walking distance (or cab ride) of the Loop campus.
  • Union Station: Canal Street and Adams. Walk east on Adams Street until you reach State Street. Turn right (south) and walk one block to Jackson Boulevard.
  • Chicago & Northwestern Station: Canal Street and Madison Avenue. Walk east on Adams Street until you reach State Street. Turn right (south) for three blocks to Jackson Boulevard.
  • LaSalle Street Station: LaSalle Street and Congress Parkway. Walk east down Congress Parkway. Until you reach State Street. Turn left (north) for two blocks to Jackson Boulevard.
  • Illinois Central Station: (includes service for South Shore Line), Michigan and Van Buren Street. Walk north on Michigan Avenue for one block to Jackson Boulevard. Turn left (west) on Jackson Boulevard to State Street.

Lodging

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

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

Palmer House Hilton
ALL reservations should be made by MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019 at 4 p.m. CST by calling 1-877-865-5321 and using the IPS block code or by registering online at the dedicated booking website.

1 king bed or 2 queen bed rooms are available at $169.00 (plus tax).

Union League Club
ALL reservations should be made by SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019 by calling into Reservations (1-800-443-0578) or emailing clubservices@ulcc.org and referencing the “DePaul IPSC” room block. A credit card will be required to guarantee guest reservations at the time of making reservations. Individual guest reservations should be canceled by 3 p.m. prior to date of arrival, to avoid a one-night room charge.

Group rooms are offered at the exclusive rate of $169.00 per room + 20% per night surcharge ($202.80 inclusive). Surcharge is in lieu of taxes.

Other room categories based on request and availability:
  • Deluxe rooms: $199.00 + 20% ($238.80 inclusive)
  • Executive Suite: $239.00 + 20% ($286.80 inclusive)
  • Sleeping room rates will be effective three (3) days before and after meeting dates, based on availability.
ULC offers both Valet and Self-Parking. Self-Parking – all day – Weekdays, Weekends, and overnight $28.00

Unless pre-authorized by the ULCC General Manager, Business Casual Attire is required throughout the ULCC with the exception of specific events for which higher modes of attire (e.g. Business Dress, Black Tie, or White Tie) are specified. Business Casual Attire is defined as: collared shirts (including turtlenecks) and slacks (without jacket or necktie) for men and similar attire for women. Denim (dress blue jeans) is permitted on floors 1, 4 and 8-22 on weekdays, and throughout the ULCC on Saturdays, Sundays and Major Holidays (with the exception of the Wigwam after 12:00 p.m. and the Lincoln Ballroom at all times). Athletic attire is only allowed on floors 10-22.

For more information about the Union League Club of Chicago, including more details about its dress code, visit https://www.ulcc.org

Presenters/Topics (A-M)

Amy Adler
New York University School of Law
The Right to Disavow Authorship
Abstract

Saleh Al-Sharieh
United Arab Emirates University College of Law
Rethinking the Hierarchy of Rights in International Copyright Law
Abstract

Jonas Anderson
American University Washington College of Law
Patents Without the Right to Exclude
Abstract

Clark Asay
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
Transatlantic Copyright Convergence
Abstract

Jonathan Ashtor
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Modeling Patent Clarity
Abstract

Stephanie Plamondon Bair
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
Innovation's Paradox
Abstract

Jeremy Bock
Tulane University Law School
Expanding the Patent Office’s Regulatory Footprint: A Proposal for Reimbursing Invalidity Challenges
Abstract

Bruce Boyden
Marquette University Law School
Substantial Similarity, from Equity to Legal Process
Abstract

Annemarie Bridy
University of Idaho College of Law
Welcome to the Filternet!
Abstract

Christopher Buccafusco
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Law, Innovation, and Disability
Abstract

Dan Burk
UC Irvine School of Law
Copyright and the Algorithmic Assemblage
Abstract

Michael Burstein
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Why Spider-Man Can't Go to Disney World: Private Ordering, Copyright, and the Modern Entertainment Franchise
Abstract

Michael Carroll
American University Washington College of Law
Regulatory Copyright in the Music Industry
Abstract

Bernard Chao
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Do Patent Juries Punish?
Abstract

Andrew Chin
University of North Carolina School of Law
Mayo/Alice Step Two and the Problem of Induction
Abstract

Margaret Chon
Seattle University School of Law
Kondo-ing Steele v. Bulova: The Lanham Act’s Extraterritorial Reach
Abstract

Jorge Contreras
University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law
Sui-Genericide
Abstract

Juan Contreras
Javeriana University
Digital Copyright Exhaustion
Abstract

Thomas Cotter
University of Minnesota Law School
Extraterritorial Restraint
Abstract

Courtney Cox
Fordham University School of Law
Scientific Realism & The Lanham Act
Abstract

Carys Craig
York University Osgoode Hall Law School
The Death of the AI Author
Abstract

Rebecca Curtin
Suffolk University Law School
The Art (History) of Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co.
Abstract

Stacey Dogan
Boston University School of Law
Noninterference in IP and Antitrust Law
Abstract

Charles Duan
R Street Institute
Intellectual Property and Electronic Health Records: A Review of the 2019 Interoperability Rulemaking
Abstract

Tabrez Y. Ebrahim
California Western School of Law
Autonomous Vehicles Ethics & Law: A Machine Learning Trolley Problem?
Abstract

Dave Fagundes
University of Houston Law Center
Abandoning Copyright
Abstract

Dr. Cheryl Foong
Curtin University Curtin Law School
The Making Available Right: A Framework for Analysis
Abstract

Rob Frieden
Penn State Law
Two-sided Internet Markets in Courts of Law and Public Opinion
Abstract

Brett M. Frischmann
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Epistemology of What We Want: Progress (in Science and the Useful Arts), Demand, Preferences, and Values (in IP)
Abstract

Jeanne Fromer
New York University School of Law
Overhauling Trademark Distinctiveness
Abstract

Brian L. Frye
University of Kentucky College of Law
“To Every Book Its Copy”: Saint Columcille & the Mythical Origins of Copyright
Abstract

Stefania Fusco
Notre Dame Law School
Monetization Strategies of University Patents and Their Impact on Technology Diffusion
Abstract

William T. Gallagher
Golden Gate University School of Law
The Disputing Process in Patent Enforcement: Responses and Resistance in the Shadow of IP Law
Abstract

Kristelia A. Garcia
University of Colorado Law School
Contracting into Property Rules
Abstract

Aman K. Gebru
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Owning Hackathons
Abstract

Deborah R. Gerhardt
University of North Carolina School of Law
Contemporary Copyright Publication
Abstract

Andrew Gilden
Willamette University College of Law
Legacy Stewards
Abstract

Dr. Midjohodo Franck Gloglo
University of Montreal, Faculty of Law; Laval University, Faculty of Law
The End of Globalism in Intellectual Property Remedies
Abstract

John Golden
The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Divergent Approaches to Disgorgement in Intellectual Property Cases
Abstract

James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School; Cornell Tech
The Jurisprudence of Software
Abstract

Michael Grynberg
DePaul University College of Law
Living with the Merchandising Right
Abstract

Paul R. Gugliuzza
Boston University School of Law
Law, Fact, and Patent Validity
Abstract

Kathrine Gutierrez
Using Voluntary EU-Compatible Certification and Limited IP Protection to Improve the Financial Index Market
Abstract

Paul J. Heald
University of Illinois College of Law
The Effect of Copyright Term Length on South African Book Markets (with reference to the Google Book Project)
Abstract

Laura A. Heymann
William & Mary Law School
Trademark Law and the Strategic Consumer
Abstract

Cynthia Ho
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
A New IP Balancing Act: Clinical Trial Transparency versus Trade Secrecy and Beyond
Abstract

Camilla A. Hrdy
University of Akron School of Law
Expired Secrets
Abstract

Justin Hughes
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Law School
The Law of Digital Avatars
Abstract

D.R. Jones
University of Memphis School of Law
Edicts of Government: Copyright in State Legal Materials
Abstract

Dmitry Karshtedt
The George Washington University Law School
Obviousness: Before and After
Abstract

Sonia Katyal
UC Berkeley School of Law
Contracting for Transparency: Artificial Intelligence, Datasets, and the Need for a Contractual Commons
Abstract

Mehtab Khan
UC Berkeley School of Law
Fair Use and Educational Uses: Commercial Endeavors for Public Interest
Abstract

Jennifer Kreder
Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
The Constitutionality of the HEAR Act: Empowering American Courts to Return Holocaust-Era Artwork and Honor History
Abstract

Sapna Kumar
University of Houston Law Center
Increasing Technical Expertise in U.S. Patent Litigation
Abstract

Amy Landers
Drexel University Kline School of Law
Hyperreal: IP Law and the Visual
Abstract

Chia-Ling Lee
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Preclusive Effect of TTAB Decisions in Subsequent Trademark Litigation After B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.
Abstract

Edward Lee
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Infringement v. Fair Use in Musical Work Cases: An Experiment
Abstract

Jon McClanahan Lee
University of Minnesota Law School
Lawyer Discipline Before the USPTO: Too Little, Too Late
Abstract

Jyh-An Lee
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
IP Trade War
Abstract

Peter Lee
UC Davis School of Law
Concentration Drivers in the Commercialization of Intellectual Property
Abstract

Mark Lemley
Stanford Law School
The Medicare Innovation Subsidy
Abstract

Amanda Levendowski
New York University School of Law
Trademarks as Surveillance Transparency
Abstract

Gi-Kuen Jacob Li
National Tsing Hua University, Institute of Law for Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Fair Use in Data Mining and Machine Learning: A Comparative Study between Mainland China and Taiwan
Abstract

Oskar Liivak
Cornell Law School
Patent Accidents
Abstract

Zachary Liscow
Yale Law School
Innovating to Reduce Inequality
Abstract

Lisa Macklem
University of Western Ontario
Baffled by Technology: Have Courts Lost Sight of Copyright’s Balancing Principles?
Abstract

Natasha Mangal
EIPIN Innovation Society/CEIPI/QMUL
Opportunities of EU-Level Administration of Private Copying Levies
Abstract

Irina D. Manta
Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Keeping IP Real
Abstract

Jonathan Masur
University of Chicago Law School
Slicing Patent Rights
Abstract

Tim McFarlin
University of La Verne College of Law
Led Zeppelin's Copyright Alchemy
Abstract

Mark McKenna
Notre Dame Law School; Northeastern University School of Law
Investigating Design: A Qualitative Study of Professional Designers
Abstract

Dr. Aisling McMahon
National University of Ireland Maynooth Department of Law
Patent Licensing for ‘Ethical’ Use: Regulatory Gaps and Opportunities?
Abstract

Michael Meurer
Boston University School of Law
Mind the Gap: Can We Reverse the Decline in the Pace of Technology Diffusion?
Abstract

Shawn Miller
Stanford Law School
There's No Place Like Home (To File Your Patent Lawsuit)
Abstract

Viva Moffat
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
When Copyright is a Civil Right: Prison Art and Prisoner Artists
Abstract

Alexandra Mogyoros
University of Oxford, St. Peter's College
Pseudo-Certification Marks
Abstract

Andrew Moshirnia
Monash University Law School
Copyright and False News: Using Intellectual Property Law to Combat Misinformation
Abstract

Adam Mossoff
George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Injunctive Remedies in Patent Law
Abstract

Amy Motomura
Stanford Law School
When Innovation and Patentability Collide
Abstract

Christina Mulligan
Brooklyn Law School
Data is Property
Abstract

Dr. Poorna Mysoor
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
Searching for Certainty in Implying Copyright Licences under English Common Law
Abstract

Presenters/Topics (N-Z)

Yifat Nahmias
The Center for Cyber, Law, and Policy at the University of Haifa
Is It Time to Abolish Safe Harbor? When Rhetoric Clouds Policy Goals
Abstract

Tejas Narechania
UC Berkeley School of Law
Defective Patent Deference
Abstract

Olugbenga Olatunji
University of Tasmania Faculty of Law
The Role of Policy Coherence in Achieving Improved Access to Essential Medicines: The East African Community Example
Abstract

David Olson
Boston College Law School
Price Discrimination and IP Exhaustion
Abstract

Lucas Osborn
Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
A Teleological Approach to Design Patents for Digital Images
Abstract

Lisa Ouellette
Stanford Law School
An Experimental Test of Patent Peer Review
Abstract

Sean Pager
Michigan State University College of Law
Trademarking Blockchain Enterprises
Abstract

Kylie Pappalardo
Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
A New Framework for Intermediary Liability: Copyright, Causation and Control on the Internet
Abstract

Jordan Paradise
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Seeing Red over the Orange Book: Why We Need a New System for Drug Patent Listing and Process
Abstract

Laura G. Pedraza-Farina
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
The Case for Tailoring Ex-Post Patent Strength to Innovation Diffusion
Abstract

Aaron Perzanowski
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Abandoning Copyright
Abstract

Christoph Rademacher
Waseda University School of Law
“SEP Governance” in East Asia: Reviewing the Effect of Dispute Resolution Guidelines in Japan and China
Abstract

Arti Rai
Duke University School of Law
Clarifying Opacity Through Machine Learning: Innovation Policy Levers for the Life Sciences
Abstract

Dr. Cesar Ramirez-Montes
University of Leeds School of Law
Brands, Expressive Speech and Social Justice
Abstract

Jason Rantanen
University of Iowa College of Law
The Disclosure, the Claim, and a Lot of Words
Abstract

Blake E. Reid
University of Colorado Law School
Copyright
Abstract

Greg Reilly
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Myths of Patent Examination and Invalidation
Abstract

Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger College of Law
Posture
Abstract

Alexandra J. Roberts
University of New Hampshire School of Law
False Influencing
Abstract

Betsy Rosenblatt
UC Davis School of Law
IP and the Question of Who Creates
Abstract

Jennifer Rothman
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Law School
The First Amendment and the Right(s) of Publicity
Abstract

Guy Rub
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
The Failure of the Nexus Requirement as a Legal Epicycle
Abstract

Ana Santos Rutschman
Saint Louis University School of Law
Delineating Access to Research Tools in Biotechnology Innovation
Abstract

Rachel Sachs
Washington University School of Law
A New Public Interest Model for Patent Law
Abstract

Matthew Sag
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
The Missing Theoretical Foundation of Transformative Use
Abstract

Zahr Said
University of Washington School of Law
Close and Distant Reading in Copyright’s Infringement Analysis
Abstract

Pamela Samuelson
UC Berkeley School of Law
Divergent Approaches to Disgorgement in Intellectual Property Cases
Abstract

Mark Schultz
Southern Illinois University School of Law
The Market for Performance Rights in Sound Recordings: Bargaining in the Shadow of Compulsory Licensing
Abstract

David Schwartz
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
The Surprising Value of Abandoned Applications to the Patent System
Abstract

Lea Shaver
Indiana University McKinney School of Law
Ending Book Hunger: How Copyright Innovation Can Transform Access to Print
Abstract

Jacob S. Sherkow
New York Law School
Trade Secrecy for Scientific Communities: The Case of AIRR
Abstract

Jessica Silbey
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Against Progress: IP and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age, Chapter 4, "Harms"
Abstract

Brenda M. Simon
UC San Diego School of Law; California Western School of Law
Rethinking Joint Inventorship
Abstract

David Simon
University of Kansas School of Law
Confusion In Use: Trademark Law & Consumer Safety
Abstract

Manveen Singh
O.P. Jindal Global University, India
Licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) Terms
Abstract

Matthew Sipe
George Washington University Law School
Patent Law's Latent Philosophical Schism
Abstract

Cathay Y. N. Smith
University of Montana Blewett School of Law
Political Fair Use
Abstract

Nina Srejovic
Fenwick & West LLP
A Continuing Creativity Threshold for Copyright Protection
Abstract

Eva Subotnik
St. John’s University School of Law
The Fine Art of Rummaging: Successors and the Life Cycle of Copyright
Abstract

Neel Sukhatme
Georgetown University Law Center
Does Female Political Leadership Enhance Innovation in U.S. Cities?
Abstract

Ed Timberlake
Timberlake Law
Empirical Studies of Registration Decisions at the USPTO
Abstract

Andrew W. Torrance
University of Kansas School of Law
Worldwide Technology Knowledge Flow
Abstract

Charlotte Tschider
DePaul University College of Law
Patenting Artificial Intelligence
Abstract

JohnJohn Uket
Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja
The Nigeria Ward Based Technology Program: A catalyst for indigenous indigenous inventions and innovations as tool for rural development
Abstract

Carlos Uribe
Javeriana University
Digital Copyright Exhaustion
Abstract

Jacob Victor
New York University School of Law
Reconceptualizing Compulsory Copyright Licenses
Abstract

Saurabh Vishnubhakat
Texas A&M University School of Law
Inconsistent Intellectual Property Judgments
Abstract

Anthony Volini
DePaul University College of Law
Exploring the Need for Tech Education in Law Schools
Abstract

Lucy Xiaolu Wang
Cornell University Department of Economics
Global Drug Diffusion and Innovation with a Patent Pool: The Case of HIV Drug Cocktails
Abstract

Runhua Wang
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
New Private Law? Intellectual Property Precedents in China
Abstract

Melissa Wasserman
The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Irrational Ignorance at the Patent Office
Abstract

Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec
William & Mary Law School
The Harmonization Myth in International Intellectual Property Law
Abstract

Ryan Whalen
University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
The Patent Similarity Dataset – Enabling More Nuanced Data-Driven Innovation Research
Abstract

Felix Wu
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Contents, Viewpoints, and Intellectual Property
Abstract

Joy Xiang
Peking University School of Transnational Law
Domestic Innovation of Cleantech By Developing Countries
Abstract

Q. Claire Xue
Stanford Law School
Innovation Policy and the Market for Vaccines
Abstract

Christopher Yoo
Penn State Law
The Transformation of Transformative Use: The Infiltration of Functionality into Copyright
Abstract

Peter K. Yu
Texas A&M University School of Law
TRIPS and Its Contents
Abstract

Attendees

Ann Bartow
University of New Hampshire School of Law

Frederic Blockx
University of Antwerp, Belgium; Commercial Court

Sarah Burstein
The University of Oklahoma College of Law

Michael Frakes
Duke University School of Law

Leah Chan Grinvald
Suffolk University Law School

Ryuta Hirashima
University of Tsukuba (Japan)

Takeshi Hishinuma
Nagoya Gakuin University

Tim Holbrook
Emory University School of Law

Karen Katz
Suffolk University Law School

Yea Hee Ko
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School

David Levine
Elon University School of Law

Yvette Joy Liebesman
Saint Louis University School of Law

Raizel Liebler
John Marshall Law School

Yong Liu
Hebei Academy of Social Sciences (China)

William McGeveran
University of Minnesota Law School

Randal C. Picker
University of Chicago Law School

Eric Priest
University of Oregon School of Law

Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University Law School

Alice Shi
Waseda University

Rebecca L. Tushnet
Harvard Law School

Rebecca Wexler
UC Berkeley Law School

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