Boston University School of Law’s Intellectual Property Speaker Series is an important element of BU Law’s comprehensive IP Program. The Speaker Series gives students and faculty the opportunity to interact with leading thinkers from around the world in an exciting workshop setting.

New speakers are added frequently, check back soon for more information.

Spring 2017 Speakers

March 1
Erik Hovenkamp, Northwestern University Department of Economics and Pritzker School of Law

March 22
Molly von Houweling, University of California-Berkeley School of Law

March 29
Peter Menell,
University of California-Berkeley School of Law

April 12
Stephen Chow,
Burns & Levinson, LLP

April 26
Peter DiCola
, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Spring 2016 Speakers

February 1, 2016
Ruth Okediji, Harvard Law School/University of Minnesota Law School

February 8, 2016
Michael Meurer, Boston University School of Law

February 22, 2016
Rebecca Curtin, Suffolk University Law School

February 26, 2016
Brook Baker, Northeastern University School of Law

February 29, 2016
Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center

March 14, 2016
Oren Bracha, University of Texas School of Law

March 28, 2016
Jennifer Rothman, Loyola Law School

April 11, 2016
Jane Ginsburg, Columbia Law School

Spring 2015 Speakers

February 27, 2015
Heidi Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics, “Do Firms Underinvest in Long-Term Research? Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials”

March 16, 2015
John Golden, University of Texas Law School, “Redundancy: When Law Repeats Itself”

March 23, 2015
Joachim Henkel, Technical University of Munich, “Why Most Patents are Invalid—Extent, Reasons, and Potential Remedies of Patent Invalidity”

April 6, 2015
Irina Manta, Hofstra University Law School, “Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism”

April 13, 2015
Megan MacGarvie, Boston University Questrom School of Business

April 22, 2015
Talha Syed, University of California, Berkeley, Law School

Fall 2014 Speakers

October 20, 2014
Annett Kur, Max Planck Institute, Munich, “From Minimum Standards to Maximum Rules”

November 3, 2014
Leah Grinvald, Suffolk University, “Policing the Cease-and-Desist Letter”

November 10, 2014
Harold Feld, senior vice president, Public Knowledge, “Aereo and the Copyright-Media Interface”

November 17, 2014
John Simson, American University and founding director of SoundExchange, “Streaming Under Federal and State Law: Recent Developments in Copyright and Statutory Licensing”

December 8, 2014
Hillary Greene, University of Connecticut, “Information Product Redesign as Commercial Expression: Antitrust Treatment of Speech and Innovation”