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April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Reception
5:30 – 7:00 pm – Discussion
Room 190, Stanford Law School
This event will be livestreamed on AirMozilla
Join us for a Mozilla and Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology hosted panel series about the intersection between intellectual property law and the First Amendment. Explore how these two issues meet.
Here’s a preview of what you can expect:
- Does patent law create conflicts with the First Amendment, for example, as described by Judge Mayer in Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Symantec Corp.?
- Do the subject-matter eligibility tests created by the Supreme Court (e.g., Alice) mitigate or impact any potential First Amendment issues? What would be the impact of limiting or modifying Section 101?
- How does the First Amendment’s intersection with patent law compare to other IP and regulatory contexts? (e.g., doctrines or defenses that account for the First Amendment in Copyright, Trademark, and Antitrust)
- Companies like Electronic Arts have shown the importance of the First Amendment for companies when it comes to IP disputes. What are the different competing interests for IP owners and creators here?
- Registration of ‘offensive’ marks is currently being reviewed in light of the First Amendment. Are there any parallels to the grant of patent protection by the USPTO, or subsequent enforcement?
Welcome & Introduction
|Mark A. Lemley
Professor, Stanford Law School
To view Mark A Lemley’s full bio, click here.
|Elvin Lee (Moderator)
Product/Commercial Counsel, Mozilla
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|Dan L. Burk
Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project
To view Sandra Park’s full bio, click here.
Partner, Fenwick & West LLP
To view Robert Sachs’ full bio, click here.
Strategy Lead and Policy Counsel, World Wide Web Consortium
To view Wendy Seltzer’s full bio, click here.