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The Twenty-Fifth Annual Fall Lecture

  • November 13, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Houston Club

Timothy R. Holbrook

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Emory University

Click here for Prof. Holbrook's faculty listing

The digital revolution has moved beyond music and video files.  A person can now translate three-dimensional objects into digital files and, at the press of a button, recreate those items through additive manufacturing, colloquially known as 3D printing.  Just as digitization placed pressure on the copyright system, so will these digital computer-aided design (CAD) files stress the patent system. How can the patent system respond to protect patent owners against the appropriation of their inventions via these digital files?  Should there be some sort of digital patent infringement triggered by the CAD files themselves?  If so, what are the implications for remedies and the territorial limits of US patent law?  This talk will offer a theory of digital patent infringement, and then explore what consequences would flow from such a theory.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:30 pm Reception
6:15 pm Lecture

The Houston Club
910 Lousiana
Houston, TX 77002

To RSVP, email ipil@uh.edu 
One hour of CLE credit

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