The first session of this year's Intellectual Property Colloquium was given over to discussion of a new work-in-progress by Irina Manta, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Hofstra Law School. Professor Manta's paper, co-authored with Professor Robert Wagner, is entitled "Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism". It explores the rhetorical connection between infringement and theft of tangible property, and the disconnect between criminal sanctions for tangible property crimes and those for intellectual property infringement. Professor Manta presented her paper at the Colloquium's February 9 meeting to a group of St. John's intellectual property law students, who then engaged in extended discussion with the author over the details of her argument and her paper's connection to the broader academic literature.
The Intellectual Property Colloquium is a seminar course in which visiting speakers come to St. John's to present their in-progress research and discuss it with St. John's students and faculty. Learn more about studying IP at St. John's.