The First Annual Mosaic Conference: Diverse Voices in IP Scholarship

11/14/2014 - 17:00
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The First Annual Mosaic Conference: Diverse Voices in IP Scholarship
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Eckstein Hall
Access: RSVP Required
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The First Annual Mosaic Conference: Diverse Voices in IP Scholarship
Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice

The goal of the Mosaic Conference is to bring together IP scholars, policy makers, and activists of diverse and multicultural backgrounds and perspectives to explore socially progressive and non-traditional ideas in IP law, policy, and social activism. Throughout the global community, intellectual property regimes play a critical role in human development, socio-economic empowerment, and the preservation and promotion of social justice. Many IP regimes, however, have been structured or interpreted to reflect only the interests of an entrenched status quo; socially cognizant IP theses are often ignored or rejected as tangential or antithetical to commoditization-centered theories of IP protection, often impeding broader social utility concerns including equitable access to IP protection and output and stimulating innovation. Through the First Annual Mosaic Conference, IP scholars and practitioners will come together with policy makers, social activists, and others to present ideas for progressive and activist-oriented scholarship for assessment as to social relevance, legal significance, and doctrinal integrity.

Marquette University Law School and the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice invite you to join us in examining the roles that legal scholars have played and should play in important IP political, economic, and social controversies. Whether serving as social engineers, public intellectuals, or advocates, legal academics have played significant roles in identifying and framing issues for legal reforms, development of economic policies, and discussions about key political contests. We invite you to join IP scholars in discussions about works in progress that address the conference theme and other important legal policies, including equitable access to health, medicines, and knowledge, legal protection for traditional knowledge and expression, socially beneficial application of information and other technologies to IP product, and intellectual property social justice and empowerment.

The Conference will begin with a Reception and Dinner on Friday November 14 and will conclude on Sunday, November 16.


Conference registration is free if completed by October 15, 2014;
registration is $100 per person after October 15, 2014 and onsite.

Program registration includes all panel session, reception, and meals.


A limited number of rooms are reserved for $124.00 per night at the:

Intercontinental Hotel
39 E Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Phone: 1.800.951.4667

When calling to reserve a room, please refer to First Annual Mosaic Conference-Diverse Voices in Intellectual Property Scholarship. The $124.00 rate expires on October 15, 2014. You may also register online with this special link.


The Mosaic Conference, November 14-16, 2014
Marquette University Law School
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice will co-host the Mosaic Conference with the Marquette University Law School. The theme of the conference is “Diverse Voices in Intellectual Property Scholarship.” All those interested in presenting works in progress at the meeting are welcome. In order to match presenters with commentators and to reserve a slot on the program schedule, please forward at least an abstract to Lateef Mtima by October 15, 2014. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kali Murray or Lateef Mtima.


Marquette University Law School
Eckstein Hall
1215 West Michigan Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Contact Professor Kali Murray (414-288-5486).


Eckstein Hall
1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
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