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Besides its other lectures and conferences, IPIL offers the Law Center and Houston intellectual property community colloquia for the exchange of ideas and perspectives on scholarship and research in its field.  The IPIL Colloquium series is made possible, in part, by the generosity of IPIL's Advisory Council.


April 10, 2017
Kristelia A. García
University of Colorado Law School
Reconceptualizing Copyright's Term for Information Goods

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Eli Wald

October 6, 2016
Eli Wald
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
The Fourth Responsibility

Woodrow Hartzog April 25, 2016
Woodrow Hartzog
Samford University Cumberland School of Law
Privacy's Blueprint
Andrea M. Matwyshyn February 1, 2016
Andrea M. Matwyshyn
Northeastern University School of Law
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler

October 6, 2014
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler
New York University School of Law
Does “Notice and Choice” Disclosure Regulation Work? - An Empirical Study of Privacy Policies

David S. Abrams

September 29, 2014
David S. Abrams
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Patent Value and Citations:  Creative Destruction or Strategic Disruption?

Jorge L. Contreras

September 22, 2014
Jorge L. Contreras
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
A Market Reliance Theory for Frand Commitments and Other Patent Pledges

Stacey Lantagne

September 8, 2014
Stacey Lantagne
University of Mississippi School of Law
Recognizing the Economic Power of Fanworks and Reimagining Fair Use in Copyright

Irina D. Manta February 17, 2014
Irina D. Manta
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Intellectual Property and the Presumption of Innocence
William Patry

March 26, 2012
William F. Patry
Google, Senior Copyright Counsel
Author of the seven volume treatise on U.S. copyright law entitled Patry on Copyright
Copyright and Internet Intermediaries

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Shubha Ghosh February 21, 2011
Shubha Ghosh
University of Wisconsin Law School
Copyright and Film in Colonial and Independent India
Annemarie Bridy

February 15, 2010
Annemarie Bridy
University of Idaho College of Law
Why Pirates (Still) Won’t Behave: 
Regulating P2P in the Decade after Napster

Christopher Cotropia

January 26, 2009
Christopher A. Cotropia
University of Richmond School of Law
Rethinking the Patent System's Early Filing Doctrine

Eugene Volokh

October 9, 2008
Eugene Volokh
UCLA School of Law
Symbolic Expression and the Original Meaning of the First Amendment

Sapna Kumar October 13, 2008
Sapna Kumar
Duke University School of Law
The Other Patent Agency:
Congressional Regulation of the International Trade Commission

Justin Hughes

April 14, 2008
Justin Hughes
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Yeshiva University
Copyright Enforcement on the Internet – in Three Acts