November 10-11, 2006
Over the last few decades, intellectual property has become more and more central to the success — and failure — of businesses in all sectors of the economy.
At the same time, the uses to which intellectual property has been put have shifted rapidly as new technologies like software, biotech, and techniques for the distribution of audio and audiovisual media have advanced. Those new uses put an ever-growing stress on the legal rules that define the boundaries and permissible uses of intellectual property.
This conference collects a group of academics who cut across the conventional disciplinary boundaries — law, business, economics, and political science — and puts them on panels with sophisticated executives from leading technology companies. We hope that the results will shed light on the directions we should take the law and role of IP in the exciting decades to come.