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Spring Symposium: Values, Questions, and Methods in Intellectual Property

  • St. John's University School of Law 8000 Utopia Parkway Queens, NY 11439 USA (map)

On April 22, 2016, the St. John’s Intellectual Property Law Center, in collaboration with the St. John’s Law Review, hosted a Symposium entitled Values, Questions, and Methods in Intellectual Property. The Symposium brought together diverse viewpoints on questions of means and ends in IP research: What do we think IP law is for, and how would we know (or find out) if it were achieving the ends we set for it? This one-day event was devoted to finding areas of consensus, sharpening disagreements, and identifying research targets and appropriate methodologies for pursuing these targets at a time when the discipline seems to be in a particularly introspective mood. Videos from the event are embedded below; the Symposium Issue is forthcoming in the St. John's Law Review.

Panel 1: Values

Ann Bartow, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Amy Kapczynski, Yale Law School
Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School
Rob Merges, UC Berkeley School of Law

Panel 2: Questions

Funmi Arewa, UC Irvine School of Law
Oskar Liivak, Cornell Law School
Greg Mandel, Temple University School of Law
Jan Osei-Tutu, Florida International University College of Law

Featured Speaker: Hon. Pierre N. Leval, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Moderator: Eva Subotnik, St. John’s School of Law

Panel 3: Methods

Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo Law School
Irene Calboli, Texas A&M School of Law
Brett Frischmann, Cardozo Law School
Jeanne Fromer, NYU School of Law
Jessica Silbey, Northeastern University School of Law
Christopher Sprigman, NYU School of Law