Monday, March 01, 2010

This year's IP/Gender

American University Washington College of Law’s

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Women and the Law Program, and Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law
IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections

Gender and Invention

Friday, April 16, 2010

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Washington College of Law, Room 100

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20016




Christine Haight Farley
Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Washington College of Law

Ann Shalleck
Professor of Law and Director
Women and the Law Program
Washington College of Law


Michael Carroll

Professor of Law and Director
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
Washington College of Law

Opening Remarks


Gendered History– 9:30 am -11:30 am

Dr. Rayvon Fouché

Associate Professor of History
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Sharra Vostral

Associate Professor, Gender Studies and History,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Selling Women: Lillian Gilbreth and Gendered IP

Annette I. Kahler

Director, Center for Law & Innovation, Albany Law School
Examining the Right to Exclude: Historical, Social, and Economic Perspectives on Women and Invention

Dan Burk

Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine



Gendered Doctrine – 11:30 am -12:30 pm

Kara W. Swanson

Associate Professor, Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University
Merry Widows: Egbert v. Lippman and the Corset as Patented Technology

Ann Bartow

Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law

Gender, Innovation and Inventorship: Every Patent Tells a Story

Shubha Ghosh

Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School



Gendered Goals: Luncheon & Keynote – 12:30 pm -2:30 pm

Joshua Sarnoff

Professor of the Practice of Law, Washington College of Law

Zorina Khan

Associate Professor of Economics, Bowdoin College

What Do Intellectual Property Rights Promote? Innovation Among Women Inventors in the 19th and 20th Centuries


Gendered Production– 2:30 pm -4:30 pm

Bernardita Escobar

Instituto de Políticas Públicas‐ Expansiva UDP, Santiago, Chile

Women and Science Production in Developing Countries: Chile in the 1990‐2008 Period

Dr. Shlomit Yanisky Ravid

Head of the Comparative Legal Research Center, Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College, Israel
Patents and Gender: The Exclusion of Women Inventors from IP Rights

Laurel Smith-Doerr

Associate Professor of Sociology, Boston University

Gendering Science, Gendering Ethics: The Intersecting Production of Knowledge, Gender and Ethics

Mario Biagioli

Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University



Closing & Adjournment

Victoria Phillips

Professor of the Practice of Law, Washington College of Law
Closing Remarks

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