Prior IP events at TAU Law include:




Artificial Intelligence and Information Rights –

Prof. Oren Bracha – Texas Law Faculty- University of Texas

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the cutting edge of social and technological development.

This technology is expected to bring about far-reaching social changes. Law as a reflection

of society and as a social engineering instrument will have to face a variety of challenges

emerging out of this new socio-technological reality. Because AI is both information and  

information-producer, information law is a central point of intersection between the technology

and the law. The resultant questions are some of the most challenging faced by law for over a

century. The lecture focuses on two of these questions: How should information law handle

private rights pertaining to technology of public-control? And how should we shape legal rights in

technological inventions or expressive works created by intelligent machines?



May 2017


Parallel Imports: On Exhaustion in Present Times and in Light of Future Challenges - In the global world, cross-border trade has become an essential component of business. Furthermore, information regarding products and markets, has also become global and accessible. This in turn has facilitated parallel imports. Parallel imports, which do not involve imitations or counterfeits of products, have increased by circumventing authorized importers and / or regular marketing channels.As such, the parallel import allows the introduction of products to a particular country, taking advantage of the pricing gaps between the place of purchase of the product and its final place of sale.At first glance, such a practice should be commended for increasing supply and thereby reducing the price that the end consumer pays.

However, the "official importers" will probably be hurt financially by the multitude of products on the market that they did not import. The parallel import challenges the interface between intellectual property laws and trade considerations. The question here is : Can parallel imports be restricted by intellectual property laws?

In this round table event we shall examine the issue of parallel imports from a number of aspects, including legislative, business, regulatory and international, as well as the consumer-importer relationship in the virtual world. 



Intellectual Property Policies and Practices in Israeli Universities and Research Institutes

May 16   - Intellectual Property Policies and Practices in Israeli Universities and Research Institutes 

Keynote by Prof. Daniel Zajfman, President Weizmann Institute of Science

May 17   - Commercializing Academic IP 



January 2017

Book Event-Owning ideas the intellectual origins of American intellectual Property 1790-1909




May 2016

Book Launch Event: From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

Book Launch Event: From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print, By Neil Weinstock Netanel, UCLA Law School


Video Documentation


SHIIP Roundtable: Online Copyright Infringements - How can the law deal with mass-online infringements?

In September 2016, the Ministry of Justice circulated a draft of an amendment to the Copyright Act,

that would add various enforcement mechanisms, including a new definition of “infringing online copy”,

a procedure to order ISPs to block access to suspect websites, a procedure to unmask anonymous users,

and the criminalization of some actions. SHIIP will hold a round table to discuss the proposed bill.

Background material (in Hebrew)


April 2016

Inventions Made for Hire
Who owns an invention made by an employee in the course of her employment? Can the employer require the employee to give up all IP rights in such inventions ex ante?

Discussion Summary (Heb)


Inauguration Event

March 2016

Keynote speakers will include the Director General of WIPO, Mr. Francis Gurry, and Prof. Nili Cohen, President of the Israeli Academy for Science and Humanities.

Invitation (Heb)

Thank you for your interest in the S. Horovitz Institute for Intellectual  Property in Memory of Dr. Amnon Goldenberg  Inauguration Event .

Unfortunately we are fully booked.

We would be happy to see you in our future events..

Video Documentation


Legal Design

January 7, 2016

A new Design Bill is pending in the Knesset. The new law will replace the 1924 British Design Act. One of the new rules addresses typeface (fonts): The Bill would relocate their legal defense under the law of design, rather than copyright.

Invitation (Heb)

Background material (Heb)

Discussion Summary (Heb)


Oxford Handbook on IP

December 2015

SHIIP (TAU Law) and the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy (NYU Law) held a two-day workshop devoted to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook, edited by Rochelle Dreyfuss (NYU) and Justine Pila (Oxford). The Workshop took take place on December 7-8, at TAU Law.

To access the articles, please see here


British-Israeli Fair Copyright Workshop @ TAU Law: Limitations and Exceptions

January 2014

The Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law co-hosted with the Friends of Israel Educational Foundation's Academic Study Group and Yad Hanadiv, hosted a British-Israeli workshop on fair use of copyright law.  The conference span both theoretical and practical research on copyright laws in Israel and the UK, and included lectures by Lionel Bently (Cambridge), Emily Hudson (Oxford), Martin Kretschmer (Glasgow), Jonathan Griffiths (Queen Mary University of London), Ilanah Fhima (UCL), Jose Bellido (Birkbank), Tanya Aplin (KCL), Stavroula Karapapa (Reading).

Short Description (PDF).



Copyright Culture, Copyright History , Cegla Conference

January 2010

This conference focused on two interrelated aspects of copyright law, which have received less attention: cultural and historical analysis.  By cultural analysis, we mean the many ways in which copyright law reflects modes of cultural production and shapes the legal environment in which such production occurs. The cultural reading of copyright law seeks first to decipher the law and unpack its legal terms so to figure out the law’s underlying and hidden assumptions as to the creative process, and second to explore the legal feedback, i.e., whether the law enables or limits new modes of production.  The task is to question the interrelation of law and culture through the prism of copyright law, which in a sense, is the law of culture.

The conference resulted in a special issue of Theoretical Inquiries in Law.


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