Distinguished Visitors

LAMB Distinguished Speaker Series

Robert D. Cooter
Herman F. Selvin Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Law and Economics Program, UC Berkeley School of Law
The inaugural LAMB distinguished speaker was Robert D. Cooter, a pioneer and leader in the field of law and economics, who gave a seminar on “Innovation and the Theory of the Firm.” 

John Shahar Dillbary
James M. Kidd, Sr. Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Cross Disciplinary Legal Studies Program, University of Alabama School of Law
John Dillbary presented an experimental law and economics study on "Evidence of But-For Causation: An Experimental Analysis." 

Brett Frischmann
Director, Cardozo Intellectual Property and Information Law Program and Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Brett Frischmann explained how society benefits from infrastructure resources and how management decisions affect a wide variety of interests.  

Ariel Katz
Associate Professor of Law and Innovation Chair in Electronic Commerce, University of Toronto School of Law
Ariel Katz presented his research on “e-Books, P-Books, and the Durapolist Problem.” Katz discussed a novel explanation to the pressing problem of e-book distribution, where retailers (such as Apple and Amazon) create distribution agreements that allow them to buy e-books and subsequently sell the books at whatever price the retailers choose. 

Kimberly D. Krawiec
Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
Kimberly Krawiec presented “The Danger of Difference: What Corporate Directors Say about Diversity.” Her talk focused on research spanning a variety of fields, including the empirical analysis of contract disputes; forbidden or taboo markets; corporate compliance systems; insider trading; derivatives hedging practices; and “rogue” trading.



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Maureen Ohlhausen

Maureen Ohlhausen
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Maureen Ohlhausen spoke about how the FTC protects consumers and maintains competition through the enforcement of antitrust and patent laws, and how these two legal fields interrelate.

Gabriel Rauterberg
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Gabriel Rauterberg spoke about “Agency Law as Asset Partitioning.” His talk identified the role agency law plays that parties could not contractually replicate--asset partitioning. Just as limited liability and organizational law partition off the assets of a firm’s owners from the assets of the firm itself, agency law partitions off the assets and liabilities of a firm’s managers from the firm’s own assets.  

Christopher Sprigman
Professor of Law, New York University Law School
U.S. intellectual property law does not provide a right to attribution to the vast majority of creators. However, many European countries give creators much stronger rights to attribution. Christopher Sprigman’s talk, “What’s a Name Worth,” explored the complexity of this question—should we give creators attribution—a right that they seem to value?

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Cass Sunstein
Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University
Why are some nudges ineffective, or at least less effective than choice architects hope and expect? Focusing primarily on default rules, Sunstein emphasizes two reasons in his talk, "Nudges that Fail."

IP Lecture Series Speakers

  • Kenworthy Bilz
    Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law 
    “The Endowment Effect Exists—and This is Why the Law Should Care”
    "How Dare You? The Effect of Offender Status on Perceived Wrongdoing”
  • Bruce Boyden
    Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School
    "Equity and copyright"
  • Michael Brown
    President of the School for Advanced Research
    “Stop Stealing Our Culture”
  • Christopher Buccafusco
    Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law 
  • Sarah Burstein
    Professor of law at The University of Oklahoma College of Law
    "Research on design patent law"
  • Kevin Collins
    Professor of Law, Washington University Law School
    “Economically Defeasible Rights to Facilitate Information Disclosure:  The Hidden Wisdom of Pre-AWCPA Copyright”
  • Greg Dolin
    Associate Professor of Law Co-Director, Center for Medicine and Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
    “Dubious Patent Reform”
  • Abraham Drassinower
    Professor & Chair, Legal, Ethical and Cultural Implications of Technological Innovation, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
    “The Latest in Copyright Law”
  • Brett Frischmann
    The Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics at Villanova University
    "Re-Engineering Humanity"
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    Melinda Henneberger
    Melinda Henneberger
    Journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary
    "Challenges of developing a business model for journalism in the current technological environment"
  • Eric Johnson
    Associate Professor of Law, University of North Dakota School of Law
    “Disentangling the Right of Publicity”
  • Mark Lemley
    Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
    “IP in a World Without Scarcity”
  • Ron Wheeler
    Senior Vice President, Content Protection and Technology Strategy, Twentieth Century Fox
    “Online Threats to Copyright”

IP Book Roundtable Authors

  • "What is Wrong with Copying?" by Abraham Drassinower
  • “The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property” by Jessica Silbey
  • “Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding” by Orly Lobel
  • “The Law and Economics of Intellectual Property in the Digital Age: The Limits of Analysis” by Niva Elkin-Koren and Eli Salzberger
  • “The Knockoff Economy, How Imitation Sparks Innovation” by Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman
  • “Privacy’s Blueprint” by Woody Hartzog
  • Copyrightroundtable
    "Copyright's Excess: Money and Music in the U.S. Recording Industry" IP Book Roundtable
    "Copyright's Excess: Money and Music in the U.S. Recording Industry" by Glynn Lunney