Law 827: Intellectual Property Workshop

Rebecca Eisenberg & Jessica Litman
Winter 2014
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm — 6:30 p.m.

Course Description

This Workshop will feature presentations from scholars conducting research on intellectual property law and related topics. Students will prepare for these sessions by reading the papers and writing and submitting short critiques. The Workshop will also be open to the public. Faculty, students and staff from the law school and other University departments, and faculty from other universities in the area may attend particular sessions.

In addition to the nine papers, we have adopted a textbook for background reading. That textbook is Lydia Loren & Joseph Miller, Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials (Version 3.1, 2013), available for paid download at Please download the Casebook and read the initial assignment before the first class session on January 22.


January 22: First class

January 29: Introduction to Patent Law

February 5: Introduction to Copyright and Trademark Law

February 12: Ruth Okediji, William L Prosser Professor of Law, University of Minnesota

February 19: Professor Jeremy Sheff, St John's University

February 26: Professor Michael Mattioli, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

March 12: Professor Jason Schultz, New York University

March 19: Sonia Katyal, Joseph M. McLaughlin Professor of Law, Fordham University

March 26: James M. Chen, Justin Smith Morrill Chair in Law, Michigan State University

April 2: Professor Melissa Wasserman, University of Illinois

April 9: Professor Graeme Dinwoodie, University of Oxford

April 16: Judge Richard Posner, US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

April 23: Margot Kaminski, Yale Law School


Past Intellectual Property Workshops

A list of past speakers is here.