The Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard Law School, and the University of Texas School of Law invite you to attend The Administrative-Private Law Interface in IP, a day-long conference held at Harvard Law School on March 29.
Intellectual property law is historically part of American private law. IP rights are generally understood to be a kind of property; infringement is tortious conduct; and licenses are governed by principles of contract law. However, in the twenty-first century IP law is increasingly created and influenced by administrative agencies. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board conducts about one thousand inter partes review proceedings each year; Copyright Office regulations are provided Chevron deference; and IP licensing arrangements are subject to close antitrust scrutiny. This conference will bring together scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to ask: What is the proper role for administrative lawmaking and adjudication in IP law? Panels will examine the following topics:
- Do Administrative Law and Private Law Mix in IP?
- Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, and the Constitutionality of the PTAB. (For Professor John Golden’s coverage of this case, see here, here, and here.)
- Preclusion and Deference
- The Antitrust-IP Intersection
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