Posted by: pgoold | 19th Dec, 2016

Intellectual Property, Private Law, and the Supreme Court — Conference Announcement

Post by Patrick Goold

The Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard Law School and the Intellectual Property Law Program at The George Washington University Law School invite you to attend Intellectual Property, Private Law, and the Supreme Court, a day-long conference in Washington, DC, on March 10.

In the last decade, the Supreme Court of the United States has made it clear that private law, both substantive and remedial, is relevant to intellectual property. The Justices have repeatedly observed that IP law is not disconnected from the larger legal system, and has increasingly applied the principles of the laws of property, tort, equity, and remedies in IP cases. In cases that include ABC v. Aereo, Akamai v. Limelight, Commil v. Cisco, eBay v. MercExchange, Halo v. Pulse, and Petrella v. MGM, the Court’s opinions have relied on private law doctrines to help address contemporary IP problems. Organized by the Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard Law School and The George Washington University Law School, the conference brings together scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to analyze how the Supreme Court is using private law in its IP decisions, and to anticipate what the future holds for the role of private law in the development of IP jurisprudence. Sponsorship is provided by Qualcomm Inc. and Intel Corp.

Click here to RSVP.

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