Important Dates & Schedule 


May 15, 2022:  Deadline for Submission of Requests to Present (with title and abstract) and Request to Attend

June 1, 2022: Notification of Accepted Presentations

August 1, 2022: Deadline for Submission of Paper Drafts


Subject to change

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

6:00 PM PST – Shuttle begins service between the Westin Palo Alto and Stanford Law School
* The shuttle loop between the Westin Palo Alto and Stanford Law School until 9:00 PM

6:00 PM PST – COVID-19 Check-in Begins
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST – Informal Opening Reception
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

Day 1: Thursday, August 11, 2022

7:00 AM PST – Shuttle departs from the Westin Palo Alto to Stanford Law School
* The shuttle will loop between the Westin Palo Alto to Stanford Law School until 9:00 AM PST. 

7:45 AM – 8:50 AM PST – Registration, COVID-19 Check-in & Breakfast
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

8:50 AM – 9:00 AM PST – Welcome & Opening Remarks
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

9:00 AM – 10:50 AM PST – Opening Plenary Session: Under-Represented Groups in the IP System
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

  • Representation of Female Inventors on Patent Teams
    Jordi Goodman
  • Curating Black Music: Copyright, Ownership & Commodification
    Olufunmilayo Arewa
  • The Gender Gap in Academic Patenting
    Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton, Michael Schuster, and Deborah R. Gerhardt
  • Computer Software Patents and the Gendered View of Computer Programming as Labor or Innovation
    Nina Srejovic
  • The Innovation Glass Ceiling: How Women are Penalized for Boundary Spanning Research
    Ryan Whalen, Tara Sowrirajan, Sourav Medya, and Brian Uzzi

10:50 AM PST – 11:10 AM PST – Break
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

11:10 AM – 1:00 PM PST – Breakout Session I – Day One
Paul Brest Hall (PBH) and Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

Room 90 PBH West Room 85 Room 180 PBH East Room 95
Copyright: Music & Authorship Copying & Security Global Competition & Exchange IP & Pandemic Preparedness Patentability Requirements Trade Secrets
Co-authorship in Comparative Perspective: Intentions, Relations, and Implications  – Carys Craig, Luke McDonagh, and Daniele Simone Minding Copying-in-Fact’s Evidentiary Gaps – Joseph Scott Miller

Privacy and/or Trade – Anupam Chander and Paul Schwartz The False Promise of Price Controls on Drug Patents: A Legal and Policy Analysis of the Bayh-Dole Act and § 1498 – Adam Mossoff What’s the Use of Patent Utility? – David Olson Shifting from Patents to Trade Secrets – Michael Risch
Measuring the Harms of Unauthorized Campaign Music – Jake Linford and Aaron Perzanowski Right Hand, Meet Left Hand: How Copyright Law Undermines Cybersecurity – Cathy Gellis Procurement Institutions and Essential Drug Supply in Low and Middle-Income Countries – Lucy Xiaolu Wang and Nahim Bin Zahur Vaccines’ Intellectual Property and Access to Health – Ana Alba-Betancourt, Laura Vidal, and Luna Mancini   The Antibody Paradox – Mark Lemley and Jake Sherkow Curiosities of Standing in Trade Secret Law – Charles Tait Graves
Copyright and Nashville Songwriters: A Qualitative Study –  Joseph Fishman An Empirical Study of the DMCA’s Anti-Circumvention Provisions – Clark Asay U.S. Law of Geographical Trademarks, “Google Effects,” Historical Developments, and U.S. International Obligations: Proposal for Changes to the Lanham Act – Marketa Trimble Centralizing Pharmaceutical Innovation – Sapna Kumar The Substantial Role of Patent (In)Eligibility in Promoting Artificial Intelligence Innovation – Nikola Datzov Publicizing Corporate Secrets – Christopher Morten
Abuse of Copyright: Intervention into Racial Inequity – Margaret Chon and Olufunmilayo Arewa What the Mexican Supreme Court Can Learn from the CJEU’s Constitutionality Decision of the New EU’s Notice-and-Staydown System – Cesar Ramirez -Montes Transnational Competition: From Enforcement of  Foreign Unfair Competition Judgments to
Global Trademarks – Naama Daniel
Deferring Intellectual Property Rights in Pandemic Times – Peter Yu Assessing Evidence of Secondary Consideration – Jason Reincke A Psychology of Trade Secrecy – Jeanne Fromer
  Anti-Intellectualism in American Intellectual Property – Sepehr Shahshahani The Employee’s Right to Learn – Sharon K. Sandeen

1:00 PM PST – 2:00 PM PST – Lunch
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

2:00 PM – 3:50 PM PST – Breakout Session 2 – Day One
Paul Brest Hall (PBH) and Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

Room 90 Room 85 PBH East PBH West Room 180 Room 95
Copyright: Fair Use International IP IP Examination & Applications IP, Competition, & Market Power Knowledge Transfer after COVID Trademarks and Branding
Unfair Use – Becky Chambers Infringement as Artefact: The Curious Case of Paramount Pictures v Rup Kamal ChitraArpan Banerjee Investigating Patent Examination Quality – Jonathan H. Ashtor Mandatory Infringement – Charles Duan Compelling Trade Secret Transfers – Dave Levine and Josh Sarnoff Sound Marks – Deborah R. Gerhardt and Jon J. Lee
Of Free and Fair Use – Ben Depoorter and Gideon Parchomovsky Revisiting Section 3(d): Can you Patent Incremental Innovation in India? – Gargi Chakrabarti and Lopamudra Dutta


Deadlines versus Continuous Incentives: Evidence from the Patent Office – Melissa Wasserman and Michael Frakes Noisy Patent Signals – Greg Reilly Emergency Accessibility and Intellectual Property Rights: A Trenchant Study of Monopoly Medicine and Public Health Negotiation – Gayathri Venugopal


Trademark Free Riders – Michael Grynberg
Transforming Fairness: Recent Cases, the Public Interest, and the Fairness Factors – Lisa Macklem Balancing Intellectual Property Rights and Privacy Rights: Comparative Analysis of European Union,
United States and Russian Legislation – Elena Beier
Unpacking Provisional Patent Applications – Neel Sukhatme, Alexander Giczy, and Andrew Toole Gendering Antitrust – Jennifer Sturiale Access to Undisclosed Know-how – Joy Xiang A Consumer’s Real Interest in Trademark Registration – Rebecca Curtin
Fair Use After Google v. Oracle – Michael Carroll and Peter Jaszi Does the EU Market Need an eBay-like Case? Evidence Against Granting Automatic Preliminary Injunctions in Europe – Stefania Fusco and Valerio Sterzi


Seeing Innovation Differently: Scope and Meaning of Divergences in Examiner and Applicant Patent Citations – Richard Gruner The Emperor’s New Copyright – Kristelia García Multinational Bounded Entities and International Technology Transfer – Peter Lee Social Uses of TM – Stephanie Plamondon Bair, Clark Asay, and LaReina Hingson
Copyright’s Examiners – Zahr K. Said    

3:50 PM PST – 4:10 PM PST – Break
Cooley Courtyard, Stanford Law School

4:10 PM – 6:00 PM PST – Breakout Session 3 – Day One
Paul Brest Hall (PBH) and Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

Room 90 Room 95 PBH West Room 85 PBH East Room 180
Creation Ownership IP & Tech in Everyday Life IP Standards Language, Speech, & IP Patent Litigation Pharma & Medical Innovations
Measuring the Inventor’s Contribution  – Chris Storm Intangible: How Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks Shape Our Lives, from Startups to Drugs to Taylor Swift and Why Recipe Blogs Are So Darn Long – Christa Laser FRAND Arbitration Will Destroy FRAND – Barbara Lauriat What Is the Relationship Between Language and Thought?: Linguistic Relativity and Its Implications for Section 230 and Copyright – Christopher S. Yoo The Federal Circuit’s Experimental Prism – Jeremy Bock Reframing Pharma – Emily Michiko Morris
There’s No Such Thing as Independent Creation, and It’s a Good Thing Too – Christopher Buccafusco Intellectual Property Is Theft! – Madhavi Sunder Reviewing a Sense of Growing International Divergence in Standard-Essential Patents Enforcement – Christoph Rademacher The Right to Speak a Brand: Rethinking the Interaction Between Trademarks and Speech in the Age of Expressive Branding – Alvaro Fernandez-Mora Real-World Prior Art – Jonathan Masur and Lisa Ouellette Intellectual Property and Assisted Reproductive Technology – Past, Present and Future – Jorge Contreras, David Cyranoski, and Victoria Carrington

The Neglected Role of the Family in Copyright – Tal Itkin

Unwired: Gaining Control over Addictive Technologies – Gaia Bernstein SEP Licensing in the Automotive Sector: The New Technological Battleground – Manveen Singh Trademarks, Free Speech, and Inherently Valuable Expression – Lisa Ramsey Holistic Claim Construction in District Courts – Lidiya Mishchenko Rethinking the Role of Innovation at FDA – Nicholson Price, Rachel Sachs, and Patricia Zettler
The Revolution Has Arrived: AI Authorship and Copyright Law Ryan Abbott and Elizabeth Shubov Judicial Dialogue and the Patent System – Karen Walsh The Extended Self: A Framework for Information Rights – Mala Chatterjee Pluralizing the PHOSITA in Patent Law – Lucas Osborn
Quantum Standards Development Organizations & Their Patent Policies – Tabrez Ebrahim    

6:00 PM PST – 8:00 PM PST – Reception and Dinner
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Complex

6:00 PM PST – 9:00 PM PST – Shuttle departs from the Westin Palo Alto to Stanford Law School
* The shuttle will loop between the Westin Palo Alto to Stanford Law School until 9:00 PM. 

Day 2: Friday, August 12, 2022

7:00 AM PST – Shuttle departs from the Westin Palo Alto to Stanford Law School
* The shuttle will loop between the Westin Palo Alto to Stanford Law School until 9:00 AM

7:45 AM – 8:50 AM PST – Registration, COVID-19 Check-in, and Breakfast
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

8:50 AM – 10:40 AM PST – Breakout Session 4 – Day Two
Paul Brest Hall (PBH) and Classroom Building, Stanford Law School


PBH West Room 180 Room 85 PBH East Room 95 Room 90
Design & Digital Goods Empirical IP IP & Administrative Agencies IP Considerations in Bio IP, AI, & Data Science & Technology Policy
A Theory of Legal Protection for Industrial Design – Christopher Sprigman and Jeanne C. Fromer Do Secondary Patents Affect Innovation? Evidence from a “Counterfactual” Orange Book – Maya Durvasula and Gideon Moore Balancing the Scales? The Impact of Discretionary Denials on Patent Assertion and Defense – Katelyn Chouteau Meylor, Alexander Evelson, Gabriel Faria Bernardes, Kimberly Ann Heng, Erich Remiker, Nik Shiva, VinhHuy Tran Le, and Shawn Miller A Root Cause Analysis of American Biological Patent Thickets – Bernard Chao and Rachel Moodie Resolving Online Content Infringement Disputes with the Use of AI Technology – Faye Wang


The Department of Science and Technology – Andres Sawicki
Trademark Law in the Metaverse – Mark McKenna The Federal Circuit Dataset Project – Jason Rantanen Patent Timing – Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec Marching Backward to Move Forward: Speeding Emergency Access to Patented Drugs under the Bayh-Dole Act – Gary Pulsinelli Appropriation of Data-driven Persona –
Zahra Takhshid
Property and Power on the Endless Frontier – Dan Traficonte
Synthetic Data and Rights-respecting Innovation – Orla Lynskey and Michal Gal The Impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act on Foreign Applicants’ Citation Behaviors: Evidence from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan – Thomas Y. Lu and Wei-Cheng Chen The Coming Copyright Judge Crisis – Saurabh Vishnubhakat and Dave Fagundes Venturing Into Health – Rachel Sachs

The Right of Publicity: A New Framework for Regulating Facial Recognition Jason Schultz

The Nigerian Chemical Tank Farms and Chemprenuers: Domesticating Indigenous Innovation in Developing Countries – JohnJohn Uket, Mfon Eneobong, Jacob Bassey and Monilola Udoh


Intellectual Property and the Manufacture of Aura – Stefan Bechtold and Chris Sprigman Preliminary Injunctive Relief in Patent Cases: Repairing Irreparable Harm – John C. Jarosz, Jorge Contreras, Robert Vigil, and Ivan Maryanchyk Administering Copyright – Zvi S. Rosen Valuing Medical Innovation – Lisa Ouellette and Daniel Hemel AI as Inventor in the Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence – Chris Mammen Redefining Progress as Diversity in Inventorship – Colleen Chien

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM PST – Break
Cooley Courtyard, Stanford Law School

11:00 AM – 12:50 PM PST – Breakout Session 5 – Day Two
Paul Brest Hall (PBH) and Classroom Building, Stanford Law School

Room 90 PBH East Room 85 PBH West Room 95 Room 180
IP & Governance Reform IP in NFTs & Patent Reform IP Strategies IP Theory & History Morality, Social Constructs, & Creation Patent Venue Shopping & Crowding
Externalities, Scarcity and Abundance – Brett Frischmann and Giovanni B. Ramello Governing NFT Transactions: An Intellectual Property-Oriented Model – Jyh-An Lee and Runhua Wang Revealing When Companies Choose Inside Counsel: A Case Study from Patents – David Schwartz and Christopher Cotropia The Pleasures of IP – David A. Simon and Patrick Goold Patents in Action – Dan L Burk


An Empirical Examination of Venue in Patent Cases – Amy Semet
Copyright, Uniqueness, Norms, and Talent: How Drag Queens Govern Intellectual Property Without Law – Eden Sarid Fixing ReDigi: NFT Tethered Sound Recordings – Zachary L. Catanzaro Reserving the Right to Invent – Lorelei Ritchie The Macroeconomics of Intellectual Property – Eric E Johnson Contextual Disclosure for Patenting AI Inventions – Phoebe Li Welcome to Waco! The Impact of Judge-Shopping on Litigation – Brian J. Love and Christian Helmers
Reciprocity in Knowledge Governance Policy – Jeremy Sheff Noticing Patents – Jay Thomas My Fair Lady: Revisiting Brand Name Change Through a Strategic Lens – Mayuree Sengupta 


Copyright Rebooted – Oren Bracha and Talha Syed Loyalties v. Royalties –  Sarah Polcz Why Do Judges Compete for (Patent) Cases?  –Paul Gugliuzza and Jonas Anderson
“Litigating” Inventor Business Form – Shawn Miller Evaluating Patent Reform Instruments – Michael Meurer, Janet Freilich, Mark Schankerman, and Florian Schuett The Conduit Theory of Secondary Liability – TJ Chiang Learned Hand’s Copyright Law – Shyam Balganesh Based on a True Story: Life Story Rights, Modularity, and the Propertization of the Self – Dave Fagundes and Jorge Contreras Interdisciplinary Inventions and Eligibility: Artificial Intelligence Patentability in Life Sciences and Information Technology – Samantha Zyontz
Private Law Theory: Assimilating IP Into the New Private Law – Robert MergesA Matter of Facts: The Evolution of the Copyright Fact-Exclusion and its Implications for Disinformation
and Democracy – Jessica Silbey
Forum Crowding  – Tejas Narechania, Tian Kisch, and Delia Scoville

12:50 PM – 1:50 PM PST – Lunch
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

1:50 PM – 3:40 PM PST – Closing Plenary Session: IP in the Courts
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

  • Warner Bros. v. Fans: Lessons from Litigation
    Betsy Rosenblatt
  • Automating the Uncertain Judge
    Courtney M. Cox
  • Schedule A Defendants
    Eric Goldman
  • The Class Action as Licensing and Reform Device
    Xiyin Tang
  • The Solicitor General’s Mixed Record of Success Before the Supreme Court in Copyright Cases
    Pam Samuelson

3:40 PM PST – Closing Remarks
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Complex

2:00 PM PST – Shuttle begins service between the Stanford Law School and the Westin Palo Alto
* The shuttle will loop between the Westin Palo Alto to Stanford Law School until 4:00 PM.