Sunday, November 7, 2010

Report on the GGU IPLC Annual Conference

On Friday November 5th, the Golden Gate University IP Law Center presented our 9th Annual Conference on Recent Developments in IP Law and Policy. The day long conference, held in Room 2201, attracted over 70 participants. Highlights included an electrifying presentation by U.C. Davis Professor Madhavi Sunder based on her upcoming work “IP: YouTube, MySpace, Our Culture”, and an engrossing panel of online gaming attorneys from Electronic Arts, Zynga and NAMCO BANDAI Games America.

Center Co-Directors Bill Gallahger and I, joined by Assoc. Prof Chester Chuang, our third IP Law faculty member, wish to acknowledge and thank the Townsend law firm for its generous financial support of the conference. Thanks are also due to Dean Ramey and the Dean’s Office administrative staff for its support. Our presenters and panelists, some of whom traveled from Irvine, Los Angeles and Davis, gave generously of their time and expertise, which is also greatly appreciated. Grad Law program coordinators Natascha Fastabend, Brad Lai and Tiptira Rammaniya provided valuable support as well. A special thanks is reserved for Justin Reid, Administrative Assistant for the IP Program – he did an exceptional job handling the myriad administrative tasks critical to making the conference a success. And lastly, we tip our hats to the twenty student volunteers who worked long and hard to make the event the success it was.

Planning for next year’s conference begins Monday!

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