IPIL hosts 10th Annual Baker Botts Lecture

Topic: How well have markets and the law adapted to technological change?

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David McGowanMarch 4, 2013 – The Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law at the University of Houston Law Center hosts the 10th Annual Baker Botts Lecture Thursday, March 7, examining legal and market adaptations to technological change.

The speaker is David McGowan, Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competition and Innovation Law and director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets at the University of San Diego School of Law.  His topic is "The Unfallen Sky: Assessing the Relative Effectiveness of Legal and Market Adaptations to Technological Change." Professor Jacqueline Lipton, Baker Botts Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law at UHLC, will serve as commentator.

McGowan's research addresses topics such as antitrust policy in software markets, the implications of network effects for IP policy, legal problems associated with standard-setting
organizations, open-source software development, and the elements of judgment students must acquire to develop judgment about practicing law.

The lecture will be March 7 at the Coronado Club, 919 Milam.  A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 6:15 p.m. One hour of CLE credit is available. Please RSVP to ipil@uh.edu. For more information, call 713-743-2180.

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