Originally posted 2008-10-29 00:29:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Our [ahem, adjunct] law professor days are behind us, it appears, but we’ll be giving a presentation at the Intellectual Property Law Society at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law tomorrow on the topic of how intellectual property law is being used and abused in the service of anticompetitive practices. Asked to focus on a specific industry, we threw darts at a copy of the Wall Street Journal and, wouldn’t you know it, we came up with the tanning lotion industry!
Here’s the official announcement:
The IPLS is proud to present RON COLEMAN, an IP litigator at Goetz Fitzpatrick and author of the likelihoodofconfusion.com blog, who will use a series of cases from the indoor tanning lotion industry to illustrate how IP laws can be used by incumbent businesses to try to thwart innovation and development within their field. Will the new models be allowed to bring evolution to the industry, bringing new products to market at lower prices, or will the dinosaurs prevail? The biggest question remains: what do the courts have to say about it?When: 12 NOON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
Where: Room 407