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Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) Microsoft Fellowship

TILT Microsoft Fellowship:  “Conceptualizing Shared Control Over Data”

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society
Tilburg University
Tilburg, The Netherlands

Overview

Details

Increasing number of policy initiatives have to deal with the definitional problems surrounding data economy. Too often, the debate is presented as if the different categories of data (e.g. personal and non-personal; personal and machine generated; personally identifiable and organizational) were hermetically sealed and mutually exclusive, or if their co-existence constitutes an exception rather than a rule. In reality, it is suggested, the types of data are mixed, interlinked, and often entitlements of several parties overlap and thus apply at the same time. Any sharing of data in the data economy essentially multiplies these regulatory and business occurrences. Evermore data will be subject to a set of control entitlements of several parties, be it several companies (B2B), or individuals and companies (B2C). These B2B and B2C scenarios of joint control can come in different scenarios. The project studies how to conceptualize this shared control over data through the following research questions:

  • How can we define the notion of “physical” control of data as compared to “legal” control?
  • How can different entitlements of control, stemming from different regulatory regimes and contractual arrangements, be conceptualized when exercised together?
  • What lessons do the upcoming European co-regulatory initiatives offer for developing notions and governance principles for the space of co-controlled data?
  • What fundamental principles should govern the space of co-controlled data in order to reconcile objectives of different entitlements?

About the Fellowship

Time Frame

  • We offer a fellowship program that ranges from a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 4 months within the period of March to June 2019. Interested candidates can apply on a rolling basis. However, the funds are limited and earlier applications are more likely to be successful.

Costs and Allowances

  • Fellows receive a 2500 EUR stipend per month to cover their living costs and 500 EUR travel budget per stay. In addition, Fellows will have access to TILT’s facilities free of charge during their stay. They are allocated an office space and are part of the vibrant academic life at the institute for the period of their stay.

Duties

  • The fellow will be expected to develop a proposal for a research project which will help to answer the questions stated in the outline and write a paper to be delivered by the end of the fellowship together with the research team at TILT (Dr. Martin Husovec, Dr. Inge Graef and others).

Candidates

  • We are seeking talented people who completed their PhD in Law, are fluent in English and interested to pursue their future careers in academia. The desirable candidate has a strong background in intellectual property law and data economy, good knowledge of data protection and competition law and genuine interest in data innovation.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages)
  • Research outline (explaining how you propose to answer the research questions stated in the call)
  • 1 publication (or its draft) in English
  • All application materials must be submitted to the email below. In case you have any questions, please contact us at m.husovec@uvt.nl.

About Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) is a top player in the field of the regulation of technology and its normative implications. We conduct research into the legal and social implications of various emerging technologies such as ICT, bio- and nanotechnology, neurotechnology and robotics. A key feature of the institute’s research program is the interaction between legal, technological, and social perspectives. TILT is consistently ranked a top institute for research and education by national and international Legal Research and Education Assessment Committees.

Ninth Annual Patent Administrative Law Conference (American University, FCBA & Unified Patents)

Ninth Annual Patent Administrative Law Conference

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:00pm–6:00pm
American University Washington College of Law
Yuma Building – Terrace Level – Room YT01-01
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Overview

Details

Join leading in-house counsel this March 27th in D.C. to discuss policy and best practices at the Ninth Annual Patent Administrative Law Conference co-hosted by American University, Federal Circuit Bar Association, and Unified Patents.

12:00 – 1:00 Catered Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 Opening Remarks

1:15 – 1:50 Morning Keynote: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (invited)

1:50 – 2:05 Networking Break

2:05 – 3:15 Panel 1:  “A New Day at the PTAB”  

Moderator:

Panelists:

3:15 – 3:30    Networking Break

3:30 – 3:50 Afternoon Presentation: Kevin Jakel, CEO, Unified Patents

3:50 – 4:50 Panel 2:  Wireless Standards and Patent Pools

Moderator:

  • TBD

Panelists:

4:50 – 5:00 Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:00 Networking Food and Drink

2019 TI:GER Innovation Conference (Emory Law)

2019 TI:GER® (Technological Innovation Generating Economic Results) Innovation Conference
Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Knowledge Management

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8:30 AM–12:30 PM EDT
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Tull Auditorium
Atlanta, GA 30322

Overview

Details

The Innovation Conference brings together professionals from law, business, and engineering to discuss innovative approaches and current trends in technology commercialization.

This year’s theme is the business and legal implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. The Conference will open with a public debate about the ethical and societal implications as well as the policies and laws for the responsible use of AI. In addition, we will explore specific topics concerning AI and data privacy, handling bias and the specificity/sensitivity of AI systems, the difference between AI & machine learning, the various use cases for AI, and the legal implications such as patenting AI-invented innovations.

The Law of Artificial Intelligence (Católica Lisbon)

Call for Papers:  The Law of Artificial Intelligence

Thursday–Friday, September 19–20, 2019
Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law
Catholic University of Portugal, Faculty of Law
Lisbon, Portugal

Overview

Details

We welcome submissions from Ph.D. and postdoctoral researchers on all law and AI-related topics, including:

  • AI and legal reasoning
  • Liability of AI systems
  • Legal ethics of AI
  • Artificial personhood
  • AI and intellectual property
  • AI and competition law
  • AI and labor policy
  • AI and privacy
  • Lawyers vs. AI

Send your abstract (500 words max.) and short bio (100 words max.) to cglrc2019@gmail.com.

Accommodation sponsored by Católica in a hotel close to campus.

18th Annual Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal Symposium (UT Law)

18th Annual Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal (TIPLJ) Symposium

Friday, February 22, 2019, 9am–5pm
University of Texas School of Law
Francis Auditorium
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Overview

Details

The Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal invites you to its 18th Annual Symposium. Join us as we hear from leading IP practitioners, judges, and professors on the intersection of administrative and intellectual property law.

Agenda

8:30am Registration Opens • Includes Breakfast
9:15am Opening Remarks

Dean Ward Warnsworth, The University of Texas School of Law

9:30am PTO Priorities

Hope Shimabuku, USPTO Regional Director

10:15am Break
10:25am Does Administrative Law Promote Innovation?

Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss, NYU School of Law

Professor Lisa Ouellette, Stanford Law School

Professor Michael Burstein, Cardozo School of Law

Moderated by Professor Melissa F. Wasserman, University of Texas School of Law

11:25am Break
11:35am Ethics in IP: Investing in a Client’s Patent

Professor John Dzienkowski, University of Texas School of Law

12:35pm Break
12:45pm Agency Roles in District Court Litigation

Judge Alan Albright, Western District of Texas

Judge Christopher Crumbley, USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Moderated by Professor Melissa F. Wasserman, University of Texas School of Law

1:45pm Break
1:55pm The (De)Stabilizing Effect of Administrative Adjudication

Professor Greg Reilly, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Allyson Ho, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

David McCombs, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Moderated by Professor John M. Golden, University of Texas School of Law

2:55pm Break
3:05pm Administrative Effects on the Plaintiff-Defendant Balance

Professor Megan La Belle, Catholic University School of Law

Eagle Robinson, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP

Dr. Puneet Kohli, Baker Botts, LLP

James E. Quigley, McKool Smith, PC

Moderated by Professor John M. Golden, University of Texas School of Law

4:05pm Break
4:15pm Shape of the Patent Administrative State

Professor John Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law

5:00pm Closing Remarks & Happy Hour • Susman Godfrey Atrium

 

2019 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) at DePaul Law

2019 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC)

Thursday–Friday, August 8–9, 2019
Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®)
DePaul University College of Law
1 E. Jackson Boulevard, 8th Floor
Chicago, Illinois

Overview

Details

The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues. The IPSC format is designed to facilitate free-ranging discussion and to help people hone their ideas. Papers presented should be works-in-progress that can benefit from substantial commentary and revision. Because of the importance of group discussion, we ask that attendees and presenters plan to stay for the entire conference.

There is no charge to attend the conference. Conference presenters and attendees are expected to pay for transportation and lodging. The host will provide complimentary food and beverages throughout the conference.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Boalt Hall School of Law; the Intellectual Property Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University; the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology at DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford Law School.

ICANN and the New Top-Level Domains (American Univ. Law)

ICANN and the New Top-Level Domains

Monday, February 25, 2019, 1:30–5:30 pm
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
American University Washington College of Law
Tenley Campus – Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom
Washington, DC

Overview

Details

Sponsors:

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • American University School of Communications
  • Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
  • Internet Governance Lab

We are in the midst of an historic expansion of internet domain names with more than 1200 new generic top-level domains (“gTLDs”) now competing with <.com>. This 5000% increase in gTLDs is the biggest change to the internet’s domain naming system in thirty years (and more are coming soon!). Accompanying these new gTLDs, are new and innovative–but little known–IP rights protection mechanisms. These developments could have a profound impact on the rights of IP owners, domain name registrants, and the public, and on the architecture of the internet.

Agenda

1:30: Welcome

  • Christine Haight Farley, American University Washington College of Law

1:40: Trademark Protections in the New gTLDs

  • Michael Karanicolas, University of Toronto
  • Brian King, MarkMonitor
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School
  • Brian Winterfeldt, Winterfeldt IP Group (invited)
  • Mary Wong, ICANN (invited)

3:00:  Break

3:15:  “Walled Gardens:” Should gTLDs Become Private Platforms?

  • Becky Burr, ICANN Board & Neustar
  • Sarah Deutsch, ICANN Board
  • Kathy Kleiman, Center for Information Technology, Princeton University
  • Jeff Neuman, Com Laude/Valideus
  • Mitch Stoltz, EFF

4:30: Closing

  • Patricia Aufderheide, American University, School of Communication

4:35:  Reception

AIELN Conference on Int’l Trade Regime for the Data-Driven Economy (Nat’l Tsing Hua Univ. Taipei)

Call for Abstracts:  International Trade Regime for the Data-Driven Economy: How will Artificial Intelligence Transform International Economic Law?

October 26-27, 2019
Institute of Law for Science and Technology
National Tsing Hua University
Taipei, Taiwan

Overview

Details

The 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian International Economic Law Network (AIELN) will be held by the Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taipei from 26 to 27 October 2019.

This Conference is themed as “International Trade Regime for the Data-Driven Economy: How will Artificial Intelligence Transform International Economic Law”. We invite scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to examine and evaluate together how international economic law does, should, or can evolve to address various dynamic governance challenges in a data-driven economy.

**Both theme and non-theme proposals are welcome!

The deadline for abstract submission is by 31 March 2019.

The call for papers is available here.

Please direct any questions to Professor Shin-yi Peng (sypeng@mx.nthu.edu.tw) or Associate Professor Ching-Fu Lin (chingfulin@mx.nthu.edu.twat NTHU.

Fourth Copyright Scholarship Roundtable (Penn Law CTIC)

Call for Papers:  Fourth Copyright Scholarship Roundtable

Friday–Saturday, June 21–22, 2019
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition
Philadelphia, PA

Overview

Details

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School will be hosting the Fourth Copyright Scholarship Roundtable in Philadelphia on June 21-22, 2019. The Roundtable is designed to be a forum for the discussion of current copyright scholarship, covering a range of methodologies, topics, and perspectives. Approximately 8-10 papers will be chosen for discussion at the Roundtable, with each paper allocated an entire hour for presentation and commentary. Penn Law will cover the domestic travel and hotel expenses of presenters whose papers are selected for presentation at the Roundtable. A conference dinner will take place on the evening of Friday, June 21.

The Roundtable organizers invite submissions from academics working on any aspect of copyright law. Submissions must be of full drafts. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2019 and decisions on participation will be made shortly thereafter.

Please email your submissions and any questions to Shyam Balganesh (Penn Law) at sbalganesh@law.upenn.edu and Matthew Sag (Loyola Chicago) at matthewsag@gmail.com.

Eleventh Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property (JSIP) Workshop

Call for Papers:  Eleventh Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property (JSIP) Workshop

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program (IPIC)
Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan

Overview

  • Website:  http://www.law.msu.edu/ipic/workshop/index.php
  • Deadline for Submissions:  March 8, 2019
  • Requirements:  Submissions are limited to one paper per applicant.  Applicants are asked to commit to attending the entire workshop if accepted.
  • Eligibility:  Junior scholars who have seven or fewer years of full-time teaching experience
  • Costs:  Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs and commit to attend the entire workshop.  Hotel accommodation and meals will be provided by MSU Law.

Details

The JSIP Workshop offers a unique opportunity for junior scholars* writing in the areas of intellectual property, communications, and cyberlaw to receive detailed commentary on their work from established scholars in a focused workshop setting. Articles will be chosen through a blind-review selection process.

Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs and commit to attend the entire Workshop. Hotel accommodation and meals will be provided by MSU Law.

*Eligible junior scholars have seven or fewer years of full-time teaching experience.

Submission Process

Submissions are made through an online form available on the conference website.

Reviewing JSIP submissions takes time and effort as multiple reviewers read each piece. Before we undertake this review process, we want to be sure that if we accept your submission, you will be able to participate on May 23. Therefore, please double-check your calendars and make sure this date works for you. We’d need you to attend the entire day.

The JSIP Workshop seeks to provide feedback on forthcoming scholarship in order to improve the final product. We do not normally accept articles that are already published or so far advanced in the publication process that further edits are impractical. Therefore, we ask that you provide us with some information as to publication status.

MSU Law IPIC Program Host Faculty

Contact Sean Pager at spager@law.msu.edu for more information.