Professor Wendy Gordon Delivers the Boston University Lecture

Annual lecture spotlights the outstanding and thought-provoking research of a Boston University faculty.

This fall, Professor Wendy J. Gordon delivered the annual University Lecture, which spotlights the outstanding and thought-provoking research of a Boston University faculty member to the BU community and the general public. Her presentation was titled “The Liberty to Copy Unpatented Inventions: Potential Collisions with Trademark and Copyright Law.”

Wendy J. Gordon is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Professor of Law at Boston University, where she has taught since 1993. Her scholarship utilizes economics, as well as ethics and analytic philosophy to understand copyright, trademark, and related forms of intellectual property. She has earned national recognition for widely published, contemporary analyses of copyright’s “fair use” doctrine and of John Locke’s theory of property.

Professor Gordon has co-authored two books on the economics of copyright, published numerous law journal articles, and written book chapters on copyright issues, free speech, computer copyright, and the fair use doctrine. She serves on the editorial board of the European Journal of Law and Economics.

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