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Federalist Society’s Intellectual Property Practice Group National Lawyers Convention Panel Online
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Federalist Society’s Intellectual Property Practice Group National Lawyers Convention Panel Online

From the Federalist Society. It’s very interesting. Richard Espstein’s utilitarian approach seems very flawed to me, but it’s interesting to hear his take–it exemplifies a lot of mainstream thinking about IP policy. It’s unfortunate that the legitimacy of IP seems to be taken for granted by most (?) legal thinkers in the conservative/”libertarian” Federalist Society. At least Epstein mentions that his former student (?) Tom Bell has an anti-IP view (see his Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good). Gigi Sohn of Public Knowledge was, I think, the best and most IP- and state-skeptical on the panel.

Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Reward: IP as Regulatory Policy or Property Right?

2010 National Lawyers Convention

November 18, 2010

Richard A. Epstein, Brett M. Frischmann, Mark F. Schultz, Gigi B. Sohn, Paul R. MichelThe following audio was recorded on November 18, 2010.

Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Reward:
IP as Regulatory Policy or Property Right?
11-18-10
Running Time: 01:23:55
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Intellectual Property: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Reward: IP as Regulatory Policy or Property Right?
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Brett M. Frischmann, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Prof. Mark F. Schultz, Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Prof. Gigi Sohn, President and Founder, Public Knowledge
  • Moderator: Hon. Paul R. Michel (ret.), United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC

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