Patent holders are increasingly making voluntary, public commitments to limit the enforcement and other exploitation of their patents. The best-known form of patent pledge is the so-called FRAND commitment, in which a patent holder commits to license patents to manufacturers of standardized products on terms that are “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory.” But patent pledges have been appearing in fields and environments well beyond technical standard-setting, including open source software, green technology and the biosciences.
Intellectual Property Law
The International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property will hold its 7th annual workshop at the University of Pennsylvania, July 22-24, 2015.
The 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2015) will be held at the University of San Diego School of Law from Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 12, 2015.
Artificial Intelligence and Law is a vibrant research field that focuses on:
New Media and Old Metaphors Symposium. NSU Law, in conjunction with the Nova Law Review, and NSU Sports and Entertainment Law Society will organize the 2015 annual Nova Law Symposium February 12-13, 2015. The focus of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary review of issues involving business and industry responses to the transformative impact of new media on traditional entertainment and media, including journalism, sports, film, broadcast, gaming, music, and similar areas.
The George Washington University Law School and the United States Patent and Trademark Office have been jointly selected to host the 2015 Works in Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium in Alexandria, Virginia, on February 6–7, 2015. Since its inception in 2003, the annual WIPIP Colloquium has grown to become one of the leading annual intellectual property conferences, particularly for research that is still in development and so may benefit most from scholarly discussion. GW Law and the USPTO look forward to continuing the WIPIP tradition of fostering robust and productive discussion
For our fourth IP Scholars’ Roundtable, we invite you to share a work in progress at any stage that relates to the broad theme of “Intellectual Property on the Ground”—that is, how intellectual property works in real-world contexts. We welcome presentations from any branch of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrecy. Presentations working across or beyond those categories are also most welcome.
We invite your participation in the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference at Santa Clara University School of Law on March 7, 2015. The conference series is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Institute for Information Law and Policy at the New York Law School.
The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law is pleased to host its second annual Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Symposium during the ABA-IPL Section’s 30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, March 25-27, 2015, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in North Bethesda, MD.
We invite submissions for the fourth annual robotics law and policy conference—We Robot 2015—to be held in Seattle, Washington on April 10-11, 2015 at the University of Washington School of Law. We Robot has been hosted twice at the University of Miami School of Law and once at Stanford Law School. The conference web site is at http://werobot2015.org.