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Cutting-edge Research

The Drake Intellectual Property Law Center provides an intellectually stimulating environment to study critical issues of intellectual property law. Every year, it sponsors ground-breaking conferences and symposia; offers distinguished lectures and seminars; and hosts eminent speakers and internationally recognized experts. The Center also sponsors the publication of books, special issues of academic journals and an occasional paper series. 

Past major events organized by the Center included: 

   • 6th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (2014) (co-organized)
   • 12th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (2014) (co-organized)
   • 2014 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable (2014)
   • 11th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (2013) (co-organized)
   • 5th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (2013) (co-organized)
   • 2013 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable (2013) 
   • Searching for the Boundaries of Intellectual Property Law (2012) (co-organized)
   • The Future of Intellectual Property Workshop (2012) (co-organized)
   • 4th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (2012) (co-organized)
   • 10th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (2012) (co-organized)
   • 2012 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable (2012)
   • Intellectual Property Law Center’s 5th Anniversary Gala (2012)
   • Changing Conditions, Rethinking Rules: A Roundtable on Intellectual Property Law and Policy (2012) (co-organized)
   • Third Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (2011) (co-organized)
   • 9th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (2011) (co-organized)
   • 2011 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable (2011)
   • 15 Years of TRIPS Implementation: Intellectual Property Protection From a Global Perspective (2011) (co-organized)
   • Balancing Rights and Interests in the 21st Century: An Intellectual Property, Media and Communications Law Roundtable (2010) (co-organized)
   • 8th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (2010) (co-organized)
   • 2010 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable (2010)
   • Intellectual Property Developments in China: Global Challenge, Local Voices (2009) 
   • Second Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (2008) (co-organized)
   • The Copyright Industries and Intellectual Property (2009) (co-organized)
   • The Age of Digital Convergence: An East-West Dialogue on Law, Media, and Technology (2009) (co-organized)
   • Second Summer Institute in Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Agricultural Sciences (2009) 
   • 7th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (2009) (co-organized)
   • 2009 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable (2009) 
   • Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (2008) (co-organized)
   • 6th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (2008) (co-organized)
   • Summer Institute in Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Agricultural Sciences (2008)
   • 2008 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable (2008)

Policy Analysis

The Drake Intellectual Property Law Center offers timely legal and policy analysis that aims to shape academic and policy debates in the intellectual property arena. In the past few years, it has worked closely with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong to develop seminars and position papers concerning the Hong Kong government’s consultations on digital copyright reform.
 
In April 2009, Professor Yu spoke at a public meeting on “ACTA and Consumers” at the Department of Commerce, organized by the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue. Two months later, he testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission in a hearing on “China: Effects of Intellectual Property Infringement and Indigenous Innovation Policies on the U.S. Economy.” A summary of his testimony is availble online.
 
In June 2010, the U.S. State Department published his commissioned article, “Promoting Internet Freedom Through the Copyright System,” and translated it into multiple languages. Working closely with IP Justice, he also serves on the Legal Advisory Board of the organization’s International Cyberlaw Clinic, which was established to promote the global public interest in Internet law and policy discussions at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

Students have numerous opportunities to assist in the Center’s policy-oriented projects.

 
Last Modified: 8/22/2014 4:34:00 PM by Peter Yu