IPIL National Conference


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Symposium by the University of Houston Law Center's
Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law



June 4, 2016 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cabezon Puerco Valley
Old Santa Fe Trail (ca. 1937),
by William Penhallow Henderson
IPIL’s National Conference, traditionally held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has through the years provided scholars a unique setting to develop, debate and deploy commentary and policy proposals concerning intellectual property and information law. Topics for past conferences have included Patents, Copyright, Trademark & Trade Secret, Information & eCommerce, and Cyberlaw.

The Summer 2016 Conference, occasioned by the 25th anniversary of the U. S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Feist Publications v. Rural Telephone Service (1991), will focus on the nature of authorship, yesterday, today and tomorrow, both in the United States and abroad.

Following the event’s tradition of eminent scholars, IPIL is proud to have engaged a distinguished group of speakers who will present and, with conference fellows and other attendees, discuss papers to appear shortly in Houston Law Review's annual IPIL symposium issue.

Registration is necessary for attendance (please use the links above and to the right to contact our Program Manager), but there is no charge to attend this event, which is open to members of the legal academy. The IPIL faculty at the University of Houston Law Center hopes that your summer plans can include joining us in the Great Southwest!

This year’s National Conference is made possible by continuing support from IPIL’s Advisory Council, other Sponsors and Supporters, plus generous targeted funding from Data Foundry Colocation, Giganews Usenet, Golden Frog Internet Technology, and the Yokubaitis Family.