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CFP: The Digital Copyright EU Directive

Call for Papers:  The Digital Copyright EU Directive
for the Italian year-book Aida, an annual publication on intellectual property


  • Website:
  • Contact:
  • Deadline for Initial Project Submissions: April 30, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptances:  May 15, 2019
  • Deadline for Final Papers:  September 15, 2019
  • Timeframe for Publication:  End of 2019–Beginning of 2020
  • Language of Papers:  Must be either Italian or English


The call only concerns the Digital Copyright Directive now under examination, if (and how) it is going to be eventually adopted by the EU institutions in the current parliamentary term. On this topic, the call is only interested in legal contributions concerning international, EU, or Italian law, laws governing geographical macro-regions, or the related international private and procedural laws; within these limitations, each contributor is free to select a subtopic. This call is automatically revoked if the Digital Copyright EU Directive is not adopted in the current parliamentary term.

Deadline to submit an initial project with a maximum of 5,000 characters (including spaces), accompanied by an academic CV:  April 30, 2019

Deadline for Aida’s acceptance of the initial project:  May 15, 2019 (in the absence of a response by May 15, 2019, the initial project is understood not to be “accepted”)

Deadline to submit the final paper with a minimum of 70,000 and a maximum of 100,000 characters (including spaces and footnotes):  September 15, 2019

Timeframe for the publication of the final paper in Aida:  End of 2019–Beginning of 2020;

Language of the initial project and the final paper:  Italian or English; all final papers must include an abstract in English (between 1,500 to 2,500 characters including spaces).

Anonymous peer review of all of the final papers.

Destination:  the final papers must be entirely original and exclusively intended for Aida.

Editorial rules:  for final papers written in Italian, Aida’s editorial rules can be found at the following link; for final papers written in English, the OSCOLA editorial rules are available at the following link.

For more information about Aida, access its website  All communications should be addressed to

Engelberg Center Annual Symposium: Proving IP (NYU Law)

Engelberg Center Annual Symposium: Proving IP

Thursday–Friday, May 16–17, 2019
NYU School of Law, Lipton Hall
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012



Proving IP will explore the most interesting, novel, or challenging proof questions that arise in litigation, administrative proceedings, policymaking, and legislation. The Symposium will bring together scholars, practitioners, and experts with firsthand experience translating legal theory into legal practice in order to explore questions such as:

  • Given current IP doctrines, how do we go about proving everything from protectability to scope to infringement to damages?
  • When considering the range of types of evidence, including expert testimony, survey evidence, and economic evidence, which are best suited to proving particular issues in IP?
  • How do decisions depend on the forum or audience we have in mind, whether it be a judge, a jury, an administrative examiner, or a policymaker?

This undertaking requires us to take substantive doctrine as fixed to the maximum extent possible, so unlike most other IP law conferences, we will assume that the law is both accurate and functional.

Pending approval, the Engelberg Center will offer NY CLE credit for this event.

Register Now!

Thursday, May 16

9:00-10:00  BREAKFAST

10:00-10:15  Opening Remarks

10:15-11:15  Proving the Creative Contribution: How can you show what it means to contribute sufficient creativity for a work to be protected by intellectual property?

11:15-12:15  Proving Parody KeynoteJudge Pierre Leval, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

12:15-1:15  LUNCH

1:15-2:15  Proving Consumer Perception: What are the best ways to test what consumers and users perceive about a work and how it is being positioned in the market?

2:15-2:30 BREAK

2:30-3:30  Proving Markets: What are the best ways to approach market definitions, demands, and harms?

3:30-4:30  Proving Damages: What are the most effective ways to calculate and apportion damages?

4:30-6:00  Please join us for a reception extending the discussions of the first day.

Friday, May 17

9:00-9:30  BREAKFAST

9:30-10:30  Proving Similarity: Expert witnesses from both sides of the Blurred Lines case discuss how to analyze and communicate similarities and differences of creative works, as well as the role that technology plays in defining the works to be compared.

10:30-11:30  Proving Good/Bad Faith and Intent: How can lawyers determine what drives creators and accused appropriators and can that be communicated to fact finders?

11:30-11:45  BREAK

11:45-12:30  Proving the Need for Reform: How are issues identified as ‘ripe’ for reform, and what is the best way to shape the reform process in the area of intellectual property?

12:30-1:30  KeynoteJudge Raymond Chen (’94), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

IPNY: New EU Rules for Content Platforms (NYU Law)

IPNY: New EU Rules for Content Platforms

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6–7pm
Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy
NYU School of Law, Furman Hall
245 Sullivan Street, Room 120
New York, NY 10012



On March 26th the European Parliament approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive. This Directive, which includes the controversial Article 11 regulating linking to news articles and Article 13 regulating platform liability for infringement, will soon move to individual member countries for implementation. Decisions made by member countries regarding Directive implementation may shape the future evolution of the internet and online platforms.

Giuseppe Mazziotti will discuss the provisions contained in the Directive, as well as provide critical context on the forces that lead to this legislative change.

Giuseppe is EU Fulbright Schuman Scholar 2018/2019 and Emile Noël Global Fellow 2018/2019 at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, New York University. He is Assistant Professor in intellectual property law at Trinity College Dublin and Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels.

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



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.


  • 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).


  • 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

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



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”  



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


  • TBD


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



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



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

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



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.


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



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




  • 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.


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