Mr. Lincoln's Patent
"Mr. Lincoln's Patent", a program held at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The program takes a 21st century look at the patent Abraham Lincoln received for an innovation that lifts boating vessels over sandbars, and includes a discussion of whether Lincoln would be considered a non-practicing entity today. The program was produced as a part of the Lincoln Bicentennial. Dan Stowell, Director of The Papers of Abraham Lincoln organization, is a featured speaker on the panel.
Counterfeiters & Pirates
A roundtable of experts discuss criminal and civil penalties, government and private anti-counterfeiting initiatives and policies and new legislation all aimed at curtailing the ever-expanding problem of counterfeit goods. Panelist include speakers from the U.S. District Court, U.S. Department of Justice, ICE and USTR, as well as private practice and in-house counsel on the front line in the war against counterfeiting.
Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Copyright and Other Issues
Does mandating free online access to papers resulting from federally funded research violate the Copyright Act or treaty obligations? The panelists discuss this question, in the context of the broader policy issues raised by such open access mandates. They consider the pending Federal Research Public Access Act, as well as the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy.