Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy


CASRIP Newsletter - Winter 2006, Volume 13, Issue 1

Faculty Scholarship and Presentations

CASRIP Director Toshiko Takenaka taught the Advanced Patent Law Seminar and IP Seminar in Winter quarter. She completed two papers, one concerning patent claim construction and the other concerning the exhaustion doctrine, which will be published in Festschrift books for Japanese and German professors. She also presented a paper comparing the inventive step and non-obviousness under United States and Japanese patent laws at a symposium sponsored by the University of Texas's Intellectual Property Law Journal. During spring break, she presented a discussion at the University of Dusseldorf and visited German universities to negotiate exchange agreements with their IP LL.M Programs and the University of Washington’s IP LL.M. Program. Takenaka will be teaching at Waseda University Law School in Japan this spring.

CASRIP Associate Director Robert Gomulkiewicz spoke on a panel titled “The Limits of Contract and Copyright” at the USA Copyright Society’s mid-year meeting. He also published an article titled, “General Public License 3.0:  Hacking the Free Software Movement’s Constitution” in the Houston Law Review. Gomulkiewicz finished drafting a manuscript for a treatise on licensing law that will be published in late 2006 or early 2007 by BNA Books. In Winter quarter Gomulkiewicz taught Intellectual Property Innovations in Science and Technology and Intellectual Property Seminar.

CASRIP Associate Director Sean O'Connor presented a talk titled "The Use of MTAs to Control Commercialization of Stem Cell Therapeutics and Diagnostics" at "California's Stem Cell Initiative: Confronting the Legal and Policy Challenges," a symposium co-hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Berkeley Center for Law, Business, and the Economy, and the Travers Program on Ethics and Government Accountability.  An earlier talk titled "Using Law to Support Technology Innovation and its Successful Commercialization" was recently published as part of a compendium from the " Coloquio: Propiedad Industrial, Certidumbre Jurídica y Competitividad: Retos de la Ciudad del Conocimiento" hosted by the University of Monterrey, in Mexico last year.  O'Connor has also finalized plans to formally introduce the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic as a University of Washington Clinic housed at the Washington Research Foundation this fall and is developing an Art Law track for the IP Program.

Professor Dan Laster recently completed an article titled, "The Secret is Out: Patent Law Preempts Mass Market License Terms Prohibiting Reverse Engineering for Interoperability Purposes.” Laster chaired a panel on the General Public License 3.0 at the March 21 Open Source CLE sponsored by the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and Technology at the University of Washington School of Law. He will be speaking on May 23 in Los Angeles at the Annual USC IP Law Institute Panel on Legal Issues Related to Search. He taught Advanced Copyright Law Winter quarter.

CASRIP Assistant Director Signe Naeve taught a tutorial on Intellectual Property Law and the First Amendment at the University of Washington School of Law and Copyright Law as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law. She is currently researching alternative methods of intellectual property protection for pharmaceuticals for an upcoming presentation at the Tokyo Medical and Dental School. Naeve is also selecting and will be coaching an Intellectual Property Moot Court team for forthcoming competitions.

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