Call for Proposals: Book Project Titled ‘Forgotten Intellectual Property Lore’ by Prof. Shubha Ghosh: Submit by June 30

Prof. Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and Director of Technology Commercialization Law Center at Syracuse University College of Law is inviting proposals for a book project, tentatively titled ‘Forgotten Intellectual Property Lore’.

Prof. Shubha Ghosh is happy to announce the recent publication of Volume 68 Issue 1 of the Syracuse Law Review which contains a symposium on ‘Forgotten IP Cases’.

The symposium was held at Syracuse University’s DC campus last April and brought together seven scholars writing on one or more IP cases that has been overlooked or underappreciated. The following is a list of contributions to the symposium:

(1) Jessica Kiser (Gonzaga Law School) on Wallpaper Manufacturers, Limited v. Crown Wallcovering Corporation

(2) Amelia Smith Rinehart (Utah Law School) on E. Bement & Sons v. National Harrow Co. (1902)

(3) Sam Ernst (Chapman Law School) on Boyden Power Brake Co. v. Westinghouse, 170 U.S. 537 (1898)

(4) Zvi Rosen (Hofstra Law School and Copyright Office) on Perris v. Hexamer

(5) Bob Brauneis (George Washington Law School)  on CBS v. Loews

(6) Bruce Boyden (Marquette Law School) on Palmer v. Daly

(7) Brian Frye (Kentucky Law School) on In Re Invention of a Slave – AG Opinion

The details on the Symposium will be available on the Syracuse Law Review website soon.

In conjunction with the publication of the special Syracuse Law Review issue, Prof. Shubha Ghosh is pleased to announce this call for proposals for a book project that builds on the success of ‘Forgotten IP Cases’. The book is tentatively titled “Forgotten Intellectual Property Lore”.

The book will go beyond forgotten cases to include forgotten aspects of IP history, cultural moments, historical episodes, generally lore, that reflect on current doctrinal, theoretical, and policy debates. The book will be divided into about four parts: Foundations, Private Orderings, Reforms and State Engagement. The final organization will depend upon the contributions received.

Call for Proposals

Proposals are invited from practitioners and academics. If interested please send an e-mail to

In your email, please describe your idea and raise any questions you have. Also include as an attachment a 1-2 page precis that lays out your topic in some detail.

Final papers will be due by February, 2019, with a publication date in early 2020. So please send your ideas by June 30, 2018, although rolling proposals will be considered.

Hat-tip to SpicyIP. See the post here.



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