Intellectual Property Institute’s Director Professor Sharon Sandeen has been invited to speak Boston University School of Law. The Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law, and the Boston University International Law Journal are hosting a symposium on Extraterritoriality in IP on February 15, 2019.
“Intellectual Property in a Globalized Economy: United States Extraterritoriality in International Business
Friday, February 15, 2019
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 102
Please RSVP Here.
In March of 2018, the U.S. government announced its intent to levy tens of billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods. In response, the Chinese government imposed its own tariffs, thus beginning an ongoing “trade war.” This “trade war” was largely a reaction to allegations from some in the U.S. that Chinese theft of American intellectual property, particularly intellectual property in technology, costs hundreds of billions of dollars each year.
As recent U.S. – Chinese relations show, international trade and manufacturing plays a crucial role in both the global and domestic economies. More than a mere headline, the rights and abilities of various entities to produce (or reproduce) and sell goods across national borders has been the subject of substantial debate before U.S. federal courts and the International Trade Commission. The results of that debate has drastically altered the legal terrain that businesses must traverse when transacting across national borders.
This symposium will examine the scope and boundaries of intellectual property protection for U.S. patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets in the context of an increasingly globalized business climate.”