Important Dates & Schedule 


May 15, 2016: Deadline for Submission of Requests to Present and Requests to Attend

August 8, 2016: Deadline for Submission of Paper Drafts and/or Presentation Slides


AUGUST 10, 2016

7:00pm – 8:30pm Informal Opening Reception
The Stanford Room, Stanford Park Hotel


DAY ONE – AUGUST 11, 2016

7:45am – Shuttle departs from Stanford Park Hotel to Stanford Law Scholl
*The shuttle will make two trips: one at 7:45am and one at 8:15am

8:15am – 8:45am Registration & Continental Breakfast
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

8:45am – 8:55am Welcome
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

8:55am – 10:25am Opening Plenary Session
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

10:25am – 10:50am Break
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

10:50am – 12:45pm Breakout Session I
Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

1:45pm – 3:40pm  Breakout Session II
Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

3:40pm – 4:10pm Break
Crocker Garden, Stanford Law School

4:10pm – 5:05pm Breakout Session III
Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

6:00pm  Reception and Dinner
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

8:00pm Shuttle departs from Stanford Law School to Stanford Park Hotel


DAY TWO – AUGUST 12, 2016

7:45am – Shuttle departs from Stanford Park Hotel to Stanford Law Scholl
*The shuttle will make two trips: one at 7:45am and one at 8:15am

8:15am – 8:45am Registration and Breakfast
Crocker Garden, Stanford Law School

8:45am – 10:40am Breakout Session IV
Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

10:40am – 11:05am Break
Crocker Garden, Stanford Law School

11:05am – 1:00pm Breakout Session V
Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

2:00pm – 3:30 pm Closing Plenary Session
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

3:30pm Closing Remarks
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

3:45pm Shuttle departs from Stanford Law School to Stanford Park Hotel


August 11, 2016
Plenary I
Breakout Sessions III

August 12, 2016
Plenary II
Breakout Sessions IV | V

DAY ONE – AUGUST 11, 2016

Opening Plenary Session

Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

Scarcity of Attention in a World without IP
Jake Linford

What’s In vs. What’s Out: How IP’s Boundary Rules Shape Innovation
Mark McKenna & Christopher Sprigman

Patent Clutter
Janet Freilich

What We Buy When We “Buy Now”
Aaron Perzanowski & Chris Hoofnagle


Breakout Session I – Day One

Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

Room 180 Room 280A Room 185 Room 280B Room 190 Room 290
Big Data, Contracts, & Futurelaw Copyright: Music & Remixes International IP Institutions IP for Characters & Symbols Patent Damages Patent Disclosure
& Signaling
I Think, Therefore I Invent: Creative Computers and the Future of Patent Law – Ryan Abbott Assessing France’s Graduated Response Scheme Against Piracy & State Interventionism in the Marketplace for Copyrighted Content – Nicholas Jondet Against IP – Dave Fagundes Is Copyright an Author’s Right? An Authorship Perspective on Copyright Law – Mira Sundara Rajan Remaining Differences in Patent Damages Calculation in Japan and the US – Christoph Rademacher Possession and Patent Prior Art – Tim Holbrook
Blockchains: Next Wave of Decentralization or the Rise of the Metered Internet – Aaron Wright Copyrightability of Digital Remixes and the Right of Remixers – Yahong Li Domestic Innovation and International Collaboration for Addressing Climate Change – Joy Xiang Works of Fiction: The Misconception of Literary Characters as Copyright Works – Jani McCutcheon (Un)Reasonable Royalties – Michael Risch Behavioral Claim Construction – Jeremy Bock
The Undercover Detective Looks at Data Breach Contract Clauses – Jill Bronfman  The New Problem with Music – Peter DiCola Will WIPO Visually Impaired Treaty Help to End “Book Famine” for Visually Impaired People?   – Rami Olwan Zombie Cinderella and the Undead Public Domain – Rebecca Curtin Innovation Factors for Reasonable RoyaltiesTed Sichelman The Predictive Power of Patents – Sabrina Safrin
Algorithmic Contracts – Lauren Henry Scholz Who Killed the Radio Star? How Music Blanket Licenses Distort the Production of Creative Content – Ariel Katz & Eden Sarid Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Through Arbitration and Mediation – Vandana Singhh Trademarks, Core Values and Cultural Leadership – Deborah Gerhardt The Information Forcing Dilemma in Patent Damages – T.J. Chiang Patent Silences – Dan Burk
The Racist Algorithm? – Anupam Chander How Law Defines Music – Joseph Fishman  Regime Shifting of IP Law-Making and Enforcement to Intl Investment Law – Cynthia Ho & James Gathii Intellectual Property in Internet Folklore – Cathay Smith Rational Willfulness: Toward a New Standard for Enhanced Damages in Patent Law – Dmitry Karshtedt  Who Reads Patents? – Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

Breakout Session II – Day One

Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

Room 190 Room 185 Room 280B Room 290 Room 180 Room 280A
Copyright Doctrine Geography of Innovation IP & Cognitive Psychology PTO & Patent Data Trademarks, Advertising & Consumers Trade Secrets
Copyright State of Mind – Edward Lee  PR issues Related to U.S. Raising Protection to Firms in India – M. Afzal Wani Patent Pacifism – Clark Asay  Procrastination in the Workplace: Evidence from U.S. Patent Examiners –Michael FrakesMelissa Wasserman Relying on Reputation – Jim Gibson Top Secret(s) – Derek Bambauer &Simone Sepe
Reforming Infringement – Abraham Bell &Gideon Parchomovsky Governmentality and Innovation: The Role of Intellectual Property Foundation Law in Korea and Japan – Hee Kyoung Spiritas Cho Uncertainty Aversion and Intellectual Property – Betsy Rosenblatt Measuring the Mayo Effect – Bernard Chao Going Native: Can Consumers Recognize Native Advertising? Do They Care? – David Hyman &David Franklyn  Trade Secret Precautions, Possession and Notice – Deepa Varadarajan
 Authorship and Audience Appeal – Tim McFarlin The Golden West: Influential Innovation Made in San Francisco as Seen in Patent Records – Richard Gruner Risky IP – Andres Sawicki CBA at the PTO – Jonathan Masur Naming and (Re)Claiming – Laura Heymann Unpacking Trade Secret Damages – Elizabeth Rowe
 Free as the Heir?: Contextualizing the Role of Copyright Successors – Eva Subotnik A Spatial Critique of Intellectual Property Law and Policy – Peter K. Yu Improving the Patent Application Process for Clearer Claim Scope – Stephanie Plamondon Bair  The Surprising Resilience of the Patent System – Mark Lemley Why Does Trademark Law Protect the Strong More Than the Weak? – Barton Beebe & Scott Hemphill Toward a Federal Jurisprudence of Trade Secret Law – Sharon Sandeen &Christopher Seaman
 Leveraging Death: IP Estates and Shared Mourning – Andrew Gilden Patent Tigers: The New Geography of Global Innovation – Jonathan Barnett What Causes Polarization on IP Policy? – Maggie Wittlin, Lisa Ouellette &Gregory Mandel  Do Trolls Acquire and Assert Valuable Patents? – Andrew Torrance &Jevin West Branded – Irina Manta The Defend Trade Secrets Act Isn’t An “Intellectual Property” Law – Eric Goldman

Breakout III – Day One

Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

Room 185 Room 190 Room 280A Room 290 Room 180 Room 280B
Cross-Border Infringement & Exhaustion Cyberlaw & Intermediary Liability IP, the Constitution & the Courts IP & Privacy Patent Pools & Standards Universities,Grants & IP
The Rise of Constitutional Balancing in European Copyright Law – Cyrill Rigamonti  Applicable Law in Copyright Violation in Cyberspace: Need for Clarity – Gurujit Singh Lexmark and the Holding Dicta Distinction – Andrew Michaels  Exploring Privacy as Commons – Katherine Strandburg & Brett Frischmann Smartphones Industry and SEPs in India – Sunita Tripathy  Student Patent Rights – Jessica Hudak & Lisa Ouellette
The Principles Void Regarding the Exhaustion Theory within the Andean Community – Carlos Uribe & Juan Contreras Testing the Limits of the Section 230 IP Exemption – Cathy Gellis A Problem of Subject Matter: Patent Demand Letters and the Federal Circuit’s Jurisdiction – Charles Duan & Kerry Sheehan Creativity and Notice On the Ground – Ari Waldman Decoding Evolving Nexus Between Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs) and Competition Law in India – Vinay Kumar Singh &Arundhati Nayudu  Disclosing Data Enabled Research: Intellectual Property Policy for Publishers, Technology Transfer Offices, and Librarians – Victoria Stodden
The Ghosts of Patent Exhaustion Past – Amelia Smith Rinehart  DMCA+ Enforcement in the New gTLDs – Annemarie Bridy Established Rights, the Takings Clause, and Patent Law – Jason Rantanen  Private, Public, Public Domain : How the Judicial Decisions Shaping the Perceptions of Facebook Users in Taiwan – Yachi Chiang The Nondiscrimination element within FRAND royalty terms – Jeffery Atik  A Market Test for Bayh-Dole Patents – Ian Ayres & Lisa Ouellette
Patent Damages Without Borders – Sapna Kumar The World Intermediary Liability Map: Charting the Online Intermediary Liability Conundrum – Giancarlo Frosio A Free Speech Right to Trademark Protection? – Lisa Ramsey Confidentiality Creep and Dual Use Secrecy: The Professions in an Age of Information Capture – David Levine Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Patent Pools – Michael Mattioli &Robert Merges Cancer’s IP – Jake Sherkow

DAY TWO – AUGUST 12, 2016

Breakout Session IV – Day Two

Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

Room 280A Room 190 Room 290 Room 280B Room 180
Commons Empirical Copyright Innovation & Non-Patent Incentives IP Theory Patents & Post-Grant Review
Licensing Open Government Data – Jyh-An Lee Copyright Misuse:  A Taxonomy – Ann Bartow Innovation Policy Pluralism – Daniel Hemel & Lisa Ouellette  The Hidden Cost of Free Patents – Liza Vertinsky Quick Decisions in Patent Cases – Paul Gugliuzza
The Romance of the Commons – Sean Pager Empirical Studies Of Copyright Litigation, A Review – Matthew Sag The Unpatentable Microbiome –Rachel Sachs More Property-Like than Property: The Prevalence of Property Rules in IP Remedial Schemes – B.J. Ard  The Non-Doctrine of Redundancy –Saurabh Vishnubhakat
3d Bioprinting Patent Boundaries – Tabrez Ebrahim An Empirical Study of Copyright Statutory Damages – Ben Depoorter Recalibrating Incentives for Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry – Yaniv Heled, Liza Vertinsky & Cass Brewer Indiscrete Property – Michael Burstein  Pay for Go-Away: Reverse Payment Settlements and Holdup Under PTAB – Erik Hovenkamp &Jorge Lemus
Governing Medical Commons – Mike Madison, Brett Frischmann &Katherine Strandburg No Honor Among Thieves? Software Piracy Rates and Charismatic Appeal – Andrew Moshirnia Can CED Resolve the Catch-22 for Molecular Diagnostics? –Rebecca Eisenberg Why Authors Create? A Law and Economic Perspective – Jiarui Liu Post-Grant Review and Hatch-Waxman: Competition Among Tribunals, Competition Among Drug Manufacturers – Jennifer E. Sturiale
 The North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium:  An Emerging Knowledge Commons – Brett Frischmann &Katherine Strandburg Undetected Conflict-Of-Laws Problems in Cross-Border Online Copyright Infringement Cases –Marketa Trimble  Patent Failures on Life Science Frontiers –Nicholson Price &Timo Minssen Regulatory Property: The New IP – Robin Feldman  IPR’ed Patents 1.0: Low Quality or High Value?- Shawn Miller, Brian Love &Shawn Ambwani

Breakout Session V – Day Two

Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

Room 185 Room 280A Room280B Room 190 Room 180 Room 290
Comparative IP Copyright & Government Innovation & Global Health IP Theory II Functionality & Design Patent Assertion & Litigation Patent Doctrine (& Copyrightable) Subject Matter
Bridging the Gap between IP Rights & Indigenous Innovators & Inventors in Developing Countries – John John Uket Public Sculpture and Moral Right – Deming Liu Bio-piracy related to traditional medicine and pharmaceutical sector: A Legal Perspective – Zubair Ahmed Khan Infringing Algorithms – Felix Wu Opening Pandora’s Box: Analyzing the Complexity of U.S. Patent Litigation – Jonathan Ashtor  Are Engineered Genetic Sequences Copyrightable?: The U.S. Copyright Office Addresses a Matter of First Impression – Chris Holman, Claes Gustafsson & Andrew Torrance
Convergence between Chinese Entertainment Law and Hollywood Practice – Seagull Song Compelled Viewing: Copyright Exceptions for Public Art –Marta Iljadica Korea’s 1st Year Experience with Hatch-Waxman –Won Bok Lee Functional Compilations –Pamela Samuelson Teaching Patents As Real Options –Andrew Chin Data-Generated Patents, Eligibility, & Information Flow –Brenda Simon
The Best Practice for Patent Judiciary: Comparative Law Perspective – Toshiko Takenaka  Edicts of Government: Copyright in State Legal Materials –D.R. Jones Art. 53 (a) of the European Patent Convention: an Interaction of Two Traditions – Jurgita Randakeviciute Screening Functionality in Intellectual Property Law – Christopher Buccafusco &Mark Lemley Inventive Application, Legal Transplants, Pre-Funk, and Judicial Policymaking –Josh Sarnoff
What Explains Intellectual Property Use in Chile and Does it Make a Difference? – Christian Helmers, Bronwyn Hall & Carsten Fink European and American models of the Use of Orphan Works – Is There a Need for Solutions at the International Level? – Joanna Banasiuk Fast-tracking Biopharma Innovation: IP-related Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak Response –Ana Santos Rutschman Claiming Design –Jeanne Fromer & Mark McKenna Lessons Learned from Concept to Growth of the License On Transfer (LOT) Network – Eric Schulman The Impact on Investment in Research and Development of the Supreme Court’s Eligibility Decisions – David Taylor
The Customary and Statutory Patent Systems in the Venetian Republic Between the 15th and 18th Centuries –Stefania Fusco How Social Publishing Can End Book Hunger – Lea Shaver A Prescription for Excessive Drug Pricing: Leveraging Patent Use for Health – Amy Kapczynski  Copyright as Tortious Interference –Shyam Balganesh The Effect of Fee Shifting on IP Litigation: Evidence from a Court Reform in the UK – Brian Love, Christian Helmers, Yassine Lefouili & Luke McDonagh The Fallacy of Mayo’s Double Invention Requirement for Patenting of Scientific Discoveries – Peter Menell &Jeffrey Lefstin


Closing Plenary Session

Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

The Nature of Sequential Innovation
Christopher Sprigman, Christopher Buccafusco & Stefan Bechtold

Copyright and Distributive Justice
Justin Hughes & Robert Merges

IP, Privacy Harms and other Fundamental Values
Jessica Silbey

What’s the Harm of Trademark Infringement?
Rebecca Tushnet