Creators vs Consumers: The Rhetoric, Reality, and Reformation of Intellectual Property Law and Policy

October 26, 2007

The goal of the “Creators vs. Consumers” conference was to bring IP scholars into conversation with prominent figures from the bench, bar, industry, advocacy groups, and the media — all of whom grapple with IP issues in the course of their professional work.

In addition to a keynote address by Tim Wu of Columbia Law School, the conference consisted of four panel discussion sessions:

Revisiting Abusive Trademark Litigation in the Expressive Media Context

The Patent System in the Media Mirror

Copyright as Intellectual Property Privilege

F.I.T.: Fashion as Information Technology


Tom W. Bell
Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law

Sharon A. Blinkoff
Of Counsel, Venable LLP

Donald Carr
Associate Professor, School of Art and Design, Syracuse University

Lisa A. Dolak
Board of Advisors Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law

Gina Lee-Glauser
Director, CASE Center, Syracuse University

K.J. Greene
Associate Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Milton L. Mueller
Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

Carlos Ovalle
Computer Systems Development Specialist, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

Roger Parloff
Senior Editor (Legal Affairs), Fortune Magazine

Susan Scafidi
Associate Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law

Frederick J. Scullin, Jr.
Senior Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Barry Slotnick
Partner and Chair, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Litigation Group, Loeb & Loeb LLP

David Stimson
Chief Trademark Counsel, Eastman Kodak Company

Timothy Wu
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Frances Zollers
Professor of Law and Public Policy, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

William Majarian
Senior Patent Counsel, Corporate Intellectual Property, U.S. – GlaxoSmithKline

Karen A. Lowney
Senior Staff Attorney, Hunton & Williams  › View Photos from this event