CFP: 2018 Workshop on Private International Law of IP Rights (Univ. New South Wales, Sydney)

2018 Workshop on Private International Law of IP Rights

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 9:30am–5pm
Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, Australia



The issue of cross border protection of intellectual property (IP) was very important and explained the use of bilateral and multilateral treaties such as the Berne Convention and the Paris Convention. One of the fundamental principles underlying these treaties was territoriality and the national treatment principle. However, the advent of the 21st century brought digitisation and globalisation, which have significantly impacted upon the territoriality protection. Finding the best way to protect IP within the context of globalisation and digitisation was the most fundamental question that the workshop sought to answer. We invite colleagues working on private international law and IP to submit expressions of interest to present at the workshop, which will be held at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales on Saturday, 18 August 2018, from 9:30 am -5:00 pm.

The workshop is designed to allow researchers working in the field of private international law and IP to deliver work-in-progress papers to their peers. We particularly welcome submissions to discuss and debate the draft International Law Association Guidelines of Intellectual Property and Private International Law, available at

We are keen to receive proposals that focus on private-international-law issues in cross-border IP disputes, such as:

  • Jurisdiction,
  • Applicable Law,
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments,
  • Arbitration, or
  • Private international law issues in smart contracts, blockchain transactions and other digitalized transactions.

For paper proposals, speakers are to submit a title and 150-200 word abstract, along with a one-page CV for potential inclusion in the workshop. Please send your proposal to Dr. Jeanne Huang ( by 15 April 2018.

2018 BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

2018 BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

March 23, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley
East Palo Alto, CA



Explore new approaches to privacy and data security at the 2018 BCLT Privacy Law Forum. This event offers a unique chance to engage with renowned members of the UC Berkeley faculty and leading privacy practitioners.

Topics will include:

  • the global diffusion (or not) of EU data protection principles;
  • new requirements for the explainability of algorithms; and
  • the possibility that antitrust principles can be used to address concerns around market power and privacy.

Berkeley law faculty will present their research-in-progress while in-house counsel, government regulators, advocates, and lawyers from major firms offer practical insights. The always popular “practitioners’ panel” will provide useful takeaways on how to cope with evolving litigation, enforcement, and counseling demands.


8:15am-9:00am Breakfast and Registration

Breakfast sponsored by

9:00am-9:05am Welcome

Jim Dempsey, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

9:05am-10:15am 1. Critical Engagement with Machine Learning and AI  

Demands for transparency, explainability, and interpretability of machine learning systems are proliferating. AI systems’ capacity to respond, personalize, nudge, and manipulate individuals challenge traditional concepts of personal autonomy and fair information practices while also posing concerns about the potential impact on professional judgment in healthcare, law and other fields. This panel will consider the promise of contestability to support sound collaboration between machine learning systems and humans and will discuss how information laws (such as trade secrecy) that seclude data from the public present challenges to the goal of explainability.

Robert Blamires, White & Case LLP

David Gunning, DARPA

Sonia Katyal, UC Berkeley Law School, BCLT

Deirdre Mulligan, UC Berkeley I School, BCLT

10:15am-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:00pm 2. Global Data Privacy Law and the Diffusion (or not) of EU Data Protection

Much of the rest of the world is said to follow the EU model of data protection.  Is this assertion correct?  What are the grounds for the EU’s influence?  Can U.S. law be harmonized or made interoperable with global data protection law?

Lothar DetermannBaker McKenzie

Alison Howard, Microsoft

Michael Rubin, Latham & Watkins LLP

Paul Schwartz, UC Berkeley Law School, BCLT

Lindsey TonsagerCovington

12:00pm-12:30pm Lunch

Sponsored by:

12:30pm-1:00pm Keynote: AI and Machine Learning: A Perspective from Facebook

Joaquin Quinonero Candela, Director of Applied Machine Learning at Facebook

Sarah Bird, Technical Program Manager for Facebook AI Research

Joaquin Quinonero Candela and Sarah Bird will discuss the growing role of AI and machine learning at Facebook. They will describe how Facebook develops and deploys machine learning at scale, present some interesting applications of machine learning, and discuss some of the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of AI, ethics and privacy.

 1:00pm-1:20pm BCLT Privacy Award

BCLT is proud to bestow its annual Privacy Award this year on Prof. Edward W. Felten in recognition of his public service bridging the gap between technology and policy.

Prof. Edward Felten, Princeton University

 1:20pm-1:30pm Break
1:30pm-2:45pm 3. Big Data, Antitrust, and Privacy “Lock In”

This panel will consider the ways that the accumulation of big data might impair competition and consumer choice around privacy protection. In particular, it will consider the ways that consumers can be “locked-in” to particular platforms in ways that permit exploitation of personal information,  and explore regulatory responses in the United States and Europe.

Ken Bamberger, UC Berkeley Law School, BCLT

Tom Brown, Paul Hastings LLP

Caroline Holland, Mozilla Policy Fellow

Tyler Newby, Fenwick & West LLP

2:45pm-3:00pm Break
 3:00-4:30pm Practitioners’ Panel

Privacy practitioners from leading law firms, major online companies, and the California Department of Justice will share insights on how to stay afloat in increasingly turbulent waters.

Amy KeatingTwitter

Jennifer Martin, Orrick

Ed McNicholas, Sidley

Stacey Schesser, California Department of Justice 

Dan Stoller, Bloomberg Law

Timothy Tobin, Hogan Lovells

Michelle Visser, Ropes & Gray 

Shane Witnov, Facebook

4:30pm Reception 

Sponsored by


2018 SMU Tsai Center Innovation Lecture feat. John Carmack

2018 Innovation Lecture: John Carmack

March 21, 2018
Tsai Center for Law, Science, and Innovation
SMU Dedman School of Law
Karcher Auditorium, Storey Hall
3315 Daniel Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205



John Carmack, co-founder of id Software, is a renowned luminary who has altered the landscape of multiple industries. He has pioneered the adoption of several computer graphic techniques used today, including binary space partitioning, light mapping, tangent space bump-mapping, and megatexturing. Carmack led the development of many of the pillars of today’s game industry – the first person shooter genre, 3D accelerated rendering, network gaming, and user generated content. In 2000, he founded Armadillo Aerospace, working part time to design and build rocket ships. In 2013, Carmack helped usher in the modern era of Virtual Reality, leading to his current position as Chief Tehcnology Officer of Oculus VR, now a Facebook company. John Carmack was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame in 2001, awarded two Emmy® awards for his work in graphics technology in 2006 and 2007, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the GDC in 2010, and in 2016 was awarded the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship Award.

The Future of Standard Essential Patents: Learning from Microsoft v. Motorola’s Legacy (Penn Law)

The Future of Standard Essential Patents: Learning from Microsoft v. Motorola’s Legacy
A Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (with reception to follow)

Friday, March 16, 2018, 2pm–6pm
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom Street, Silverman 147
Philadelphia, PA 19104


  • Website:
  • CLE:  This program has been approved for 3.5 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers.  CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well.  Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $140.00 ($70.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.


This workshop will bring together leading scholars, practitioners, and business leaders to re-examine the Microsoft v. Motorola framework and explore current and emerging developments in standard essential patents. It will coincide with the official launch of a new website of resources developed at the Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) on the interface between the voluntary codes and standards world and the legal system.


2:00 Welcoming Remarks

  • Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Director, Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Opening Keynote Address

  • The Honorable James L. Robart
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
    (Presiding judge in Microsoft v. Motorola)

Panel Discussion: Microsoft v. Motorola’s Legacy in Today’s High-Tech Business World

  • R. Polk Wagner, Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School (Moderator)
  • T. Andrew Culbert, Partner, Perkins Coie (formerly with Microsoft)
  • Cynthia Laury Dahl, Practice Professor of Law; Director of the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Kirk Dailey, Senior Vice President Business Development, Marconi Group (formerly with Motorola)


Panel Discussion: Emerging Legal and Business Issues in Standard Essential Patents

  • Herbert Hovenkamp, James G. Dinan University Professor, The Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Moderator)
  • Kirti Gupta, Senior Director, Economic Strategy, Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Aviv Nevo, George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor, Department of Economics and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Richard S. Taffet, Partner, Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP
  • Henry Wixon, General Counsel, National Institute for Standards and Technology

Concluding Remarks and Introduction of Closing Keynote

  • Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Closing Keynote Address

  • The Honorable Makan Delrahim
    Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division
    U.S. Department of Justice

6:00 pm Reception

Penn Program on Regulation

PPR’s forthcoming website and its underlying materials, including a detailed case study on Microsoft v. Motorola written by Prof. Dahl, was supported from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Any statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations associated with the website, as well as the workshop coinciding with the website launch, are those of the individuals making them and not necessarily those of PPR or NIST.

To be sure to receive future announcements, please visit the Penn Program on Regulation’s website at and add your name to the PPR Mailing List via the sign-up field provided in the right column.

Bay Area Works-In-Progress Symposium on IP (Golden Gate)

Bay Area Works-In-Progress Symposium on IP

Friday, April 13, 2018
Intellectual Property Law Center
Golden Gate University



We would like to invite you to attend a works-in-progress symposium at the Intellectual Property Law Center at Golden Gate University on the afternoon of Friday, April 13, 2018. We will gather to discuss our ideas for summer projects at a time when they are perhaps in their infancy or just underway. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. and conclude with a wine and cheese reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30. Golden Gate University is conveniently located at 536 Mission Street in downtown San Francisco near the Montgomery Street BART station. If you would like to attend this event to discuss your work, comment on the work of others, or simply enjoy the company of your colleagues, please RSVP to Professor Sam Ernst.

How to RSVP

Email Sam Ernst at, indicating:

  • that you would like to attend,
  • whether you intend to present a project, and
  • the working title or abstract of your work-in-progress (if possible).

CFP: 2018 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) at UC Berkeley

Call for Papers: 2018 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

Thursday–Friday, August 9–10, 2018
UC Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA 94720



The faculty directors of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology are excited to host the 2018 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, August 9-10, 2018.

The IPSC brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues.

We will open regular registration later, but if you would like to present a paper, please use this form:

Deadline for submissions: May 25, 2018.


Jim Dempsey, Executive Director
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
+1 (510) 643-6960

PIJIP SCOTUS Series: United States v. Microsoft Corp.

PIJIP SCOTUS Series: United States v. Microsoft Corp.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Yuma Building, Room Y402
American University Washington College of Law
Washington, DC



In PIJIP’s ongoing Supreme Court Series, a panel of counsel for amici and parties will discuss the case on the afternoon following oral argument before the Court. A reception will follow.

Issue: Whether a United States provider of email services must comply with a probable-cause-based warrant issued under 18 U.S.C. § 2703 by making disclosure in the United States of electronic communications within that provider’s control, even if the provider has decided to store that material abroad.

Confirmed panelists includeProfessor Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law (Moderator); Professor Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law (Panelist); Benjamin D. Battles, Solicitor General – Vermont (representing amici – State of Vermont, et al.); and, Zachary Schauf, Jenner & Block LLP (representing amici – European Commission on behalf of the European Union).

Sixth Annual Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science Conference (Arizona State Law)

Sixth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science: Law, Policy and Ethics
Presented by the Center for Law, Science & Innovation

May 16–18, 2018
ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Beus Center for Law and Society
111 E. Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004



The Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science Conference is premised on the belief that there is much to be learned and shared from across the governance experience for various emerging technologies. The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, gene editing, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, digital health, human enhancement technologies, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, data analytics, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies, technology & privacy, cybersecurity, geoengineering, neuroscience, military technologies, artificial intelligence, algorithms, autonomous cars, and robotics.

This year features two priority themes for presentations and discussions: (1) the Internet of Things, and (2) Success stories in public engagement, international coordination, or soft law.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Larry Downes, New York Times Bestselling Author on Technology and Strategy
  • Danielle Keats Citron, Internationally recognized information privacy expert and professor, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • Erica Kochi, Co-founder of UNICEF Innovation

Plenary Panels

  • Success Stories: International Coordination
  • Success Stories: Public Engagement
  • Success Stories: Soft Law
  • The Most Innovative and Important Emerging Technology Is….
  • Health Care Innovations

For more information, visit our conference website:

2018 Iowa Law Review Symposium: Administering Patent Law

2018 Iowa Law Review Symposium: Administering Patent Law

Presented by: Iowa Law Review & the Iowa Innovation, Business and Law Center

Friday, October 5, 2018
University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, Iowa



The symposium focuses on the intersection of patent and administrative law, a juncture that has become particularly salient in recent years and is poised to become even more so with the Supreme Court’s continuing interest in both patent and administrative law. Leading scholars will address the fundamental question of how patent law should be administered.

Confirmed Participants

  • Arti Rai, Duke University School of Law
  • Jonathan Masur, University of Chicago Law School
  • Melissa Wasserman, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason
  • Sapna Kumar, University of Houston Law Center
  • John Golden, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • John Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Tejas Narechania, Berkeley Law at University of California
  • Chris Walker, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Paul Gugliuzza, Boston University School of Law
  • Dmitry Karshtedt, George Washington Law School
  • Robert Merges, Berkeley Law at University of California
  • Stephen Yelderman, University of Notre Dame School of Law
  • Rebecca Eisenberg, University of Michigan Law School

20th Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar, WIPO & UNH Law

20th Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar

March 30, 2018, 8:30am–4:30pm
Franklin Pierce Center for IP, Room 282
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Concord, NH



The University of New Hampshire School of Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property will host the 20th Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The Comprehensive PCT Seminar is geared toward patent attorneys, patent agents, patent administrators, paralegals, and law students who are seeking in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

The one day seminar will include strategies for using the PCT as part of a comprehensive patent program, PCT rules of practice, and procedures for filing original international applications. It will also address recent changes to the PCT.

Layla Lauchman , PCT Special Programs Examiner at the USPTO, will conduct the program. UNH Law is an accredited provider of New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits. We believe this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 390 minutes toward the annual requirement. As of June 30, 2014, NHMCLE no longer approves or accredits activities for the NH minimum CLE requirement, but this seminar is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and has consistently been approved for CLE in New Hampshire and other states in prior years.

Topics Covered (subject to change)

  • Overview of the PCT system
  • Choice of International Authorities Available
  • Filing International Applications by US Applicants
  • The International Bureau as a Receiving Office — by Choice or by Circumstance
  • Signature Requirements, Agents, Common Representatives and Withdrawals
  • Claiming Priority and Furnishing of Priority Documents
  • International Search and Written Opinion of the ISA
  • Procedural Safeguards
  • International Publication and Internet Resources
  • Supplementary International Search
  • Filing a Demand for International Preliminary Examination
  • Amendments under the PCT and Informal Comments
  • Recent Changes
  • Entry Into the National Phase
  • Entry into the US National phase and By-pass Continuation Practice
  • Strategic Use of the PCT: a User’s Perspective
  • Where to Get Help


Contact for Questions or More Information

Lauri Connolly
Program Assistant IP Center
Administrative Assistant III
UNH School of Law
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301