The Realpolitik of IP

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January 2019

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2019 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Conference


Session: Intellectual Property, Co-Sponsored by Legislation & Law of the Political ProcessThe goal of this panel is to explore pragmatic considerations that influence the creation, debate, and implementation of intellectual property reform proposals into law, regulation, and policy. The panelists will address issues of political economy, legislative bargaining, executive branch agenda-setting, and implications for bilateral and multilateral coordination. The panel will be selected to address a range of topics across intellectual property from diverse viewpoints. In keeping with the Annual Meeting theme, Building Bridges, the Section’s executive committee hopes to make this panel a productive conversation about how competing visions and priorities in IP can result in social consensus.The Section held a virtual business meeting prior to the Annual Meeting.

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