March 1, 2007
IP International: Intellectual Property for the Global Marketplace is the theme of the 2007 Law Review Symposium at the College of Law. Set for Friday, March 23, the event will feature IP thought leaders from across the U.S. and around the world.
The 2007 Law Review Symposium is supported by the State Bar of Georgia Intellectual Property Law Section and International Law Section.
The day-long symposium will be held at the Georgia State University Student Center Ballroom, with check in and coffee beginning at 8:30 a.m. Morning and afternoon sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a noon lunch break. (See complete schedule below.)
The deadline to register is end of day Friday, March 16. Faculty and students are invited to attend the event at no charge, however registration is required by the deadline. The cost of general registration is $30 per person. This public symposium presented by the Law Review also counts as six hours of CLE credit for Georgia Bar Association members at a cost of $100.
According to Law Review Symposium Editor Nichole Hair, the overall theme is based around both international and domestic aspects of modern intellectual property law.
“The topics for the symposium will focus on intellectual property and its involvement in a variety of international issues,” Hair said. “Topics will include human rights, software and computer patents in Europe, software and computer patents in the United States, art-related issues in intellectual property, and challenges that new information technologies are posing for public policy and traditional legal regimes both in the U.S. and across the globe.”
Symposium speakers include a number of intellectual property experts from throughout the U.S. and the world, offering thought-provoking presentations on IP law. The keynote speaker is Pamela Samuelson, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information Management and Systems and the School of Law. She is also Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.
Professor Samuelson has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies are posing for public policy and traditional legal regimes, and she is an advisor for the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at Berkeley. Since 2002, she has also been an honorary professor at the University of Amsterdam.
Additional speakers and topics include:
Maria Baratta, Kilpatrick Stockton: You're Not in Kansas Anymore: Selecting and Registering a Global Brand
Niklas Bruun, Professor of Law, Hanken Swedish School of Economics; Professor of Law and Director, IPR University Center, University of Helsinki, Finland: University Rights to Faculty Members' Inventions: New European Trends
Jessica Darraby, Principal, Art Law Firm, Los Angeles, CA; Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine Law School; author Art and Artifact Law (Thomson West 2006): International Rights, Distribution and Usage
Ronan Deazley, Ph.D., Professor, University of Birmingham School of Law, Edgbaston, Birmingham, U.K.
Paul Heald, Professor of Law, University of Georgia: Property Rights and Efficient Exploitation of Copyrighted Works: An Empirical Analysis of Copyrighted and Public Domain Fiction Best Sellers
Anselm Kamperman-Sanders, Professor and Chair of European and International Intellectual Property Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands: Intellectual Property, Free Trade Agreements and Economic Development
Greg Kirsch, Partner, Needle and Rosenberg, Atlanta, GA: Patentability of Software Inventions in the United States
Doug Isenberg, Founder, The GigaLaw Firm, Atlanta, GA; Adjunct Professor, Georgia State University College of Law
Michael Landau, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law: Fitting U.S. Copyright Law in the International Scheme: Foreign and Domestic Challenges to Recent Legislation
Marshall Leaffer, Professor and Distinguished Scholar in IP Law and University Fellow, Indiana University: What Constitutes Trademark 'Use' in the Internet Age?
Doris E. Long, Visiting Professor, Michigan State University; Professor of Law and Chair of the Intellectual Property, Information, Technology and Privacy Group, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL: Branding the Land: Geographic Indications and the Limits of Territory
Sean Pager, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law: Patents on a Shoestring: Compliance with TRIPS Obligations by Developing Countries
Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, Director Berkeley Center for Law and Technology; Honorary Professor, University of Amsterdam Institute for Information Law: Can Copyright Tolerate Remixes and Mashups?
Yannis Skulikaris, Director of Computer Implemented Inventions, European Patent Office, The Hague
Peter K. Yu, Associate Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Intellectual Property and Communications Law Program, Michigan State University; also holds appointments at the Asian Studies Center and the Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State University; Research Fellow, Center for Studies of Intellectual Property Rights at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China: Ten Common Questions About Intellectual Property and Human Rights
To register for the 2007 Law Review Symposium, download a PDF of the registration brochure, complete and mail or fax the form section by the Tuesday, March 13, deadline to:
Nichole Hair, Law Review Symposium
Georgia State Univerisity College of Law
P.O. Box 437
Atlanta, GA 30302
2007 Law Review Symposium Schedule --
International IP: Intellectual Property Law for the Global Marketplace
8:30-9 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
9-9:10 a.m. – Introduction of Dean and Welcome
9:10-9:15 a.m. – Introduction by Michael Landau
9:15-10:15 a.m. – Panel One: Trademarks
10:15-10:30 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – Panel Two: Copyrights
12-12:45 p.m. – Lunch
1-1:45 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Pam Samuelson
1:45-2 p.m. – Coffee Break
2-3 p.m. - Panel Three: IP, Human Rights, International Trade
3-3:15 p.m. – Coffee Break
3:15-4:45 p.m. – Panel Four: Patents
4:45 p.m. – Thank you and Dismissal