Fall 2014: Public Domain(s): Law, Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy

The Michigan State Law Review held the Public Domain(s) symposium in fall of 2014 from Thursday, October 2 to Friday, October 3, which was hosted by Michigan State College of Law Professors Jennifer Carter-Johnson and Adam Candeub, in conjunction with the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law program. The symposium centered around the conflict between patent and copyright law, which restricts public use of information, and intellectual property law, which recognizes that access to information is necessary to innovation.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 30, 2014

9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

9:30 a.m. Aereo, Copyright, and Innovation in the Public Interest

Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistics, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 845

James M. Chen, Justin Smith Morrill Chair in Law, Professor, Michigan State University College of Law

Aereo: From Working Around Copyright to Thinking Inside the (Cable) Box, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 465

Annemarie Bridy, Alan G. Sheppard Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law

Mark F. Schultz, Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law

Aereo and the Problem of Machine Volition, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 485

Bruce Boyden, Assistant Professor, Marquette University Law School

Daniel Brenner, Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Agriculture: How Should Intellectual Property Protect?

Defining Limits to the Application of the Statutory Experimental Use Exception Within the Agricultural Biotechnology Industry, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 509

Jennifer Carter-Johnson, Associate Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law

Agricultural Biotechnology: Drawing on International Law to Promote Progress, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 531

J. Janewa Osei-Tutu, Assistant Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law

Regulatory Competitive Shelters as Incentives for Innovation in Agrobiotech, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 553

Yaniv Heled, Assistant Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law

Living with Monsanto, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 559

Daryl Lim, Associate Professor, John Marshall Law School

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Something New to Say About Network Neutrality?

Is There Anything New to Say About Network Neutrality?, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 455

Adam Candeub, Professor, Director Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program, Michigan State University College of Law

Net Neutrality: Something Old; Something New, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 665

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska College of Law

The Risks and Rewards of Network Neutrality Under § 706, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 723

John F. Blevins, Associate Professor Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Johannes M. Bauer, Chairperson of the Department of Media & Information, Michigan State University

Jonathan Obar, Visiting Assistant Professor, Michigan State University; Associate Director, Quello Center

What's New in the Network Neutrality Debate, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 739

Robert Frieden, Professor and Pioneers Chair in Telecommunication and Affiliate Law Faculty, Penn State University

6:00 p.m. Reception at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Friday, October 31, 2014

9:00 a.m. Beyond Intellectual Property

Sean A. Pager, Associate Professor, Associate Director Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program, Michigan State University College of Law

Patent Pledges: Between the Public Domain and Market Exclusivity, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev 787

Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor, University of Utah College of Law; Adjunct Associate Professor, Human Genetics, University of Utah

The Right to Innovate, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 793

Andrew W. Torrance, Professor and Docking Faculty Scholar, University of Kansas School of Law, with Eric von Hippel

Incongruities of Real and Intellectual Property: Economic Concerns in Patent Policy and Practice, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 831

Thomas Jeitschko, Professor, Michigan State University

11:00 a.m. Concluding Remarks

James M. Chen, Justin Morrill Chair in Law, Professor, Michigan State University College of Law