Annual Nies Lecture

Each year, a nationally recognized expert in intellectual property law presents a lecture on a cutting-edge intellectual property law issue.

Margo A. Bagley
Asa Griggs Candler Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Emory University School of Law

Innovator Ecosystem Diversity as a Global Competitiveness Imperative

Margo A. Bagley

Jessica Sibley
Professor of Law and Yanakakis Faculty Research Scholar
Boston University

Questions of Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Digital Age

Jessica Sibley

Mark P. McKenna
John P. Murphy Professor of Law
University of Notre Dame

The Rise of Property and Decline of Equity in Trademark Law

Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Rebecca S. Eisenberg
Robert & Barbara Luciano Professor of Law
University of Michigan Law School

Opting for Regulation When Patentability Is In Doubt

Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Brad Smith

President & Chief Legal Officer
Microsoft Corp.

A Cloud for Global Good: The Future of Technology—Issues for Wisconsin and the World

Brad Smith

Ted Ullyot

Andreessen Horowitz

Innovation, Disruption, and Intellectual Property: A View from Silicon Valley

Ted Ullyot

Henry E. Smith

Fessenden Professor of Law and Director of the Project on the Foundations of Private Law
Harvard Law School

Semicommons in Fluid Resources

Henry E. Smith

Hon. Kathleen M. O'Malley

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The Intensifying National Interest in Patent Litigation

Hon. Kathleen M. O'Malley

Arti K. Rai

Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law
Duke University

Patents, Markets, and Medicine in a Just Society

Arti K. Rai

Jane C. Ginsburg
Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law and Faculty Director
Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts
Columbia University School of Law

The Author's Place in the Future of Copyright

Jane C. Ginsburg
Mark Lemley

William H. Neukom Professor of Law
Stanford Law School

Can the Patent Office be Fixed
Professor Mark Lemley
John F. Duffy

Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law
The George Washington University Law School

Recovery and the Patent System
Professor John F. Duffy
Professor Jessica Litman

John F. Nickoll Professor of Law and Professor of Information
University of Michigan

Real Copyright Reform
Professor Jessica Litman
Professor Jerome Reichman
Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law
Duke University School of Law

The Uncertain Status of Clinical Trial Data in International Intellectual Property Law: From Private to Public Good?
Jerome Reichman
Craig A. Nard

Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law
Co-Director of the Center for Law, Technology and the Arts
Case Western Reserve University, Law School

Patent Law's Peerless Appellate Architecture
Craig A. Nard
Dr. Michael Geist

Professor of Law
University of Ottawa Law School

All Rights Reserved? Cultural Monopoly and the Troubles with Copyright
Dr. Michael Geist

Hon. Richard A. Posner

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Do We Have Too Many Intellectual Property Rights?


Richard A. Posner

Professor Graeme B. Dinwoodie

Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar
Associate Dean and Program Director of Intellectual Property
Chicago-Kent College of Law

The Trademark Jurisprudence of the Rehnquist Court


Graeme B. Dinwoodie

Dan L. Burk

Oppenheimer, Wolff and Donnelly Professorship in Law
University of Minnesota Law School

Tailoring Patent Policy to Specific Industries


Dan L. Burk

Hon. Arthur J. Gajarsa

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Quo Vadis?


Arthur J. Gajarsa

Hon. Randall R. Rader

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: the Promise and Perils of a Court of Limited Jurisdiction


Randall R. Rader

Sheldon W. Halpern

C. William O'Neill Professor of Law, and Judicial Administration
the Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University

Copyright Law in the Digital Age: Malum In Se and Malum Prohibitum


Sheldon W. Halpern

Donald S. Chisum
Phil and Bobbie Sanfilippo Professor of Law
Santa Clara University of Law

The Supreme Court and Patent Law: Does Shallow Reasoning Lead to Thin Law?


Donald S. Chisum

Marshall A. Leaffer

Distinguished Scholar in Intellectual Property Law, and University Fellow
Indiana University School of Law

The New World of International Trademark Law


Marshall A. Leaffer

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