2014-2015 Symposium

Beyond Regulation: The US Government as Funder, Creator, and User of Intellectual Property

Friday, January 23, 2015, at Vanderbilt Law School

 

 

 

 

 

The 2014-2015 JETLaw Symposium, Beyond Regulation: The US Government as Funder, Creator, and User of Intellectual Property, examined the relationship between the US government and intellectual property. Intellectual property is typically focused on an individual’s ownership of rights to creations, often structured as private rights. However, we often neglect to discuss the ways in which the Government acts as a private individual, interacting with, creating, and funding intellectual property. While many are aware of this relationship, this scholarship in this field remains wholly underdeveloped; the predominant focus has been on government as regulator of intellectual property. Our panels looked at the US government as a funder, creator, and user of intellectual property, and included remarks from leading scholars on current trends as well as the future of government involvement with intellectual property.

Website visitors were able to join a live webcast of the event from this webpage.

  • Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
  • Location: Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt Law School, 131 21st Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203
  • Schedule of Events: The symposium schedule may be viewed here and is available in PDF format here.
  • Photo Archive: Photographs of the event are available here.
  • Video Archive: Recordings of the keynote and panels are available here.