2023 Fall Conference CLE Materials

Setting the Stage: The Dubious Origins of Patent Exhaustion and First Sale
    • O’Connor, Seán M., The Damaging Myth of Patent Exhaustion (December 9, 2020). Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Forthcoming, https://ssrn.com/abstract=3746006
Panel 1: What’s Next for Copyright and Licensing After Warhol and Internet Archive?
Panel 2A: SEP Licensing & Proposed Legislation: Is There a Problem & Are These the Fixes? (with the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School)
    • Contreras, Jorge L., A Statutory Anti-Anti-Suit Injunction for U.S. Patent Cases? (April 14, 2022). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 495, https://ssrn.com/abstract=4084116
    • Contreras, Jorge L., Anti-Suit Injunctions and Jurisdictional Competition In Global FRAND Litigation: The Case For Judicial Restraint (August 5, 2021). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 464, 11(2) NYU J. Intell. Prop.& Entertainment L. 171 (2021), https://ssrn.com/abstract=3899923
    • Contreras, Jorge L., Comments Submitted to the European Commission on Its Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Standard Essential Patents (August 7, 2023), https://ssrn.com/abstract=4534516
    • Jorge L. Contreras, Global Rate Setting: A Solution for Standards-Essential Patents?, 94 Wash. L. Rev. 701 (2019), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/wlr/vol94/iss2/5
    • Contreras, Jorge L., National FRAND Rate-Setting Legislation: A Cure For International Jurisdictional Competition In Standards-Essential Patent Litigation? (July 1, 2022). CPI Antitrust Chron., Jul. 2022, https://ssrn.com/abstract=4173485
    • Raskovich, Alexander and Ginsburg, Douglas H. and Kobayashi, Bruce H. and Lipsky, Abbott B. and Yun, John M., IP Rights Delayed are IP Rights Denied: The Global Antitrust Institute’s Comment on the European Commission’s 2023 Proposal to Regulate Standard-Essential Patents (August 15, 2023). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 23-12, https://ssrn.com/abstract=4541680
    • Baron, Justus, The Commission’s Draft SEP Regulation – Focus on Proposed Mechanisms for the Determination of ‘Reasonable Aggregate Royalties’ (August 10, 2023).  https://ssrn.com/abstract=4537591
Panel 2B: Copyrights and Trademarks in the Metaverse
Panel 3A: Expansion of the TRIPS Waiver, Parallel Importation, Anti-Diversion Provision, and the Potential Effect of the Waiver on Markets for COVID-Related Pharmaceuticals
Panel 3B: SEP Licensing & FRAND Issues: Where Are the Hotspots?
    • Borghetti, Jean-Sébastien and Nikolic, Igor and Petit, Nicolas, FRAND Licensing Levels under EU Law (February 5, 2020). European Competition Journal (2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3532469 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3532469
    • Heiden, Bowman and Baron, Justus, The Economic Impact of Patent Holdout (July 08, 2023). https://ssrn.com/abstract=4505268
    • Petit, Nicolas and Leonard, Amandine, Frand Royalties: Rules v Standards? (September 22, 2022). Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, Forthcoming, https://ssrn.com/abstract=4226927
    • Raskovich, Alexander, Self-Regulation in Standard-Setting Organizations: Frand Royalties in the Process of Discovering Standards (September 15, 2022). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 22-37, Law & Economics Center at George Mason University Scalia Law School Research Paper Series No. 22-037, https://ssrn.com/abstract=4220015
Panel 4: Amgen/Functional Claiming
Panel 5A: Generative AI and Human Authorship
Panel 5B: Patent Thickets
Panel 6A: SEP Licensing & the European Courts: What Are They Doing Right?
Panel 6B: The Limits of First Sale in Trademark Law: Upcycling & Material Alteration
Panel 7: Semiconductor Supply Chain (with the National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School)