Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Roosevelt 5
    Floor: Exhibition Level


    Legal rules that create private causes of actions can be sorted into two kinds: rules that entitle the claimant to an injunction and rules that entitle the claimant to damages. The first kind of rule is associated with property rights and hence is called "property rules." The second is associated with tort liability or contractual liability and is called "liability rules." This panel discussion focuses on whether the core intellectual property law areas, Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets, are correctly conceived of as Tort/Law regimes and what it means to conceive acts of infringement as strict liability torts.
     
    The Section held a virtual business meeting prior to the Annual Meeting. 

Session Speakers
Organization: University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Organization: The George Washington University Law School
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Organization: Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Organization: Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
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Organization: Texas A&M University School of Law
Moderator

Organization: Boston College Law School
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Session Fees
  • [5160] Intellectual Property - Are Intellectual Property Rights Still Torts?: $0.00