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
That’s at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. At noon.
Originally posted 2008-10-29 16:34:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
2 Replies to “Stop by Cardozo for lunch and get a tan!”
It was fun and they had great (kosher) hero sandwiches. I just can’t figure out how to deal with the complementary food when you’re the speaker. It’s not nice to eat first from that big tray and then people come in and there’s a big gap on the tray where your sandwich was and they look around and yep, there you are scarfing down the free food. Plus you’re going to be digesting while you’re trying to talk. On the other hand if you wait until the end the food will all be gone when you’re done. And you certainly can’t eat while you’re talking.
Not eating the food is not one of the choices.
First off – I was actually in the city yesterday. Can’t believe I missed this.
About the food thing, as a (relatively) recent Cardozo student — and someone who could be said to have majored in free food when I was a student — the secret is to recruit one of your handlers as an accomplice, and have them set aside a sandwich or something for you once the feeding frenzy begins.
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