Selected Conferences



  • Faculty Workshop Series - Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (September 4, 2008) (Invited speaker - Presented work-in-progress on The Rebirth of Copyright Law, suggesting that the copyright laws should be amended to allow for non-infringing online music downloading by altering the definition of infringement)
  • Faculty Workshop Series - Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (March 31, 2008) (Invited speaker -- Presented work-in-progress on The Rebirth of Copyright Law)
  • The Future of Copyright Law - University of South Carolina School of Law (October 12, 2007) (Presented work-in-progress on The Rebirth of Copyright Law, arguing that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Recording Industry of America Association's attack on peer-to-peer file sharing will result in consumer backlash and subsequent reform of copyright laws).
  • Some Modest Proposals 3.0 - A Conference About Pouring Academic Ideas Into Legislative Bottles - Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (February 20, 2007) (Participated as a Dean's Conference Fellow to comment on academic proposals of legislative changes to existing intellectual property statutes or treaties).
  • The International Intellectual Property Regime Complex - Michigan State University College of Law (April 7-8, 2006) (Presented paper on the treaty of adhesion doctrine as applied to the TRIPS Agreement).
  • Third Annual Intellectual Property & Communications Law and Policy Scholars Roundtable - Michigan State University College of Law (January 27-28, 2006) (Presented paper on the treaty of adhesion doctrine as applied to the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights).
  • Environmental Technology and Innovation: Partners for Our Future - Temple University Beasley School of Law (February 24, 2005) (Moderator for intellectual property portion of discussion regarding the current environmental regulations affecting technology innovation, and the links between environmental regulations and various intellectual property schemes).
  • Delaware Valley International Law Day II - Temple University Beasley School of Law (October 30,  2004) (Presented work-in-progress, Carrying a Good Joke Too Far: Treaties of Adhesion as an Interpretive Guide in TRIPS WTO Disputes, exploring the use of the contracts of adhesion doctrine in construing or interpreting the international intellectual property treaty, TRIPS).
  • IP Scholar's Conference - DePaul College of Law, Chicago, IL (August 3, 2004) (Presented work-in-progress, Is TRIPS Unconscionable: Unconscionability as an Interpretive Guide In WTO Dispute Resolution, exploring using the domestic contract doctrine of unconscionability in respect of international treaties to avoid or modify treaty obligations).
  • Law School Faculty Workshop Series, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (February 6,  2004) (Presented paper, TRIPS Rebound: How the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights ("TRIPS") Can Ricochet Back Against the United States: An Historical Analysis, examining TRIPS' rebound effect on the United States; this effect includes stifling innovation and withholding rather than disseminating knowledge as a result of the inconsistent focus of traditional U.S. intellectual property policy and TRIPS policy).



 

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