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Lectures & Conferences: 2014 - 2015

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Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
E-mail: lawevent@bu.edu
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Notice and Notice Failure in Intellectual Property Lawmaze

Boston University Law School
September 25 - 26, 2015

In their landmark book, Patent Failure, James Bessen and Michael Meurer demonstrated that “notice failure” lies at the heart of the current crisis in patent law. Without sufficient and timely notice of the existence and scope of patent entitlements, innovators face risk and uncertainty which can hobble investment, transactions, and economic growth. Notice issues, moreover, are not limited to patent law: problems with notice - from the opaque nature of complex statutes to the fuzzy boundaries of many intellectual property doctrines - can lead to public frustration, litigation, inefficiencies, and chilling effects. This conference explores some of the challenges associated with notice and notice failure in patent, copyright, design patent, publicity, trade secret, and trademark law.

 

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Third Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

Boston University Law School
October 2-3, 2015

This annual workshop brings together scholars focused on corporate and securities litigation to present their works-in-progress. The papers may address any aspect of corporate and securities litigation or enforcement, including but not limited to securities class actions, fiduciary duty litigation, or comparative approaches to business litigation. We welcome scholars working in a variety of methodologies, including empirical analysis, law and economics or other fields, and traditional doctrinal analysis. Participants will generally be expected to have drafts completed by the fall, although work in a more formative stage may also be included. Each author will provide a brief introduction, but most of the time in each session will be devoted to collective discussion of the paper.

Submission Procedure
If you are interested in participating in the conference, which will be held at Boston University Law School on October 2-3, 2015, please send an abstract or draft of the paper you would like to present to corpandseclitigation@gmail.com no later than May 29, 2015. Please include your name, current position, and contact information in the e-mail accompanying the submission. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by June 30, 2015.

Questions

Any questions concerning the workshop should be directed to the organizers: Professor David Webber (dhwebber@bu.edu), Professor Jessica Erickson (jerickso@richmond.edu) and Professor Verity Winship (vwinship@illinois.edu).

 

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