Business Law Journal Symposium 2012 - The Changing World of Contracting in Business Law

Welcoming Remarks Sharareh Sadaghiani Editor-in-Chief, UC Davis Business Law Journal Panel Discussion 1 -- Are Contracts Really Boilerplate? This panel is designed to focus on negotiating contracts and collective bargaining. The panel will discuss issues regarding the unique nuances of contracts created for talented individuals such as athletes, celebrities, and musicians, as well as talent centers such as entertainment venues. Moderator: Prof. Edward J. Imwinkelried UC Davis School of Law Panelists: Hajir Ardebili Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Richard Rosen, Esq. Panel Discussion 2 -- Licensing & Antitrust Licensing practices, particularly the licensing of intellectual property, can pose complex antitrust issues. Businesses must often consider antitrust risks in the drafting and review of intellectual property licensing arrangements. This distinguished group of panelists will focus on recent developments in the area of licensing intellectual property rights and competition law, including the use of patent misuse defenses and antitrust counterclaims in infringement litigation. Moderator: Prof. Afra Afsharipour UC Davis School of Law Panelists: David M. Goldstein Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Prof. Jesse W. Markham, Jr. University of San Francisco School of Law John P. Wiegand Federal Trade Commission Panel Discussion 3 -- Cultural IP This panel is designed to focus on how changes in technology impact our culture and how current intellectual property laws protect that culture. The panel will provide an understanding of the shift in the way technology is viewed and used, and the impact on business contracts. Moderator: Prof. Leslie A. Kurtz UC Davis School of Law Panelists: Chief Judge James S. Ware U.S. District Court, Northern District of California John Pavolotsky Greenberg Traurig LLP Prof. Madhavi Sunder UC Davis School of Law