About the Initiative
Technology and innovation continue to radically influence intellectual property (IP) law. In a world where people interact with the products of creators everyday—music, television and movies, electronics, furniture, and beyond—the careful study of IP law is crucial. Since 2014, Silicon Flatirons has engaged University of Colorado Law students and faculty and a broad community of alumni, policymakers, scholars, practitioners, and industry leaders in programming addressing emerging issues in IP law, copyright law in particular.
Since its inception, the Intellectual Property Initiative has sought to convene stakeholders that wouldn’t normally be in the same room, encouraging the free exchange of ideas. Seeking to remedy a shortcoming of conventional copyright programming—a lack of input from creators themselves—we include artists in all conversations, spotlighting their valuable perspectives.
Kristelia García is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Law School, where she teaches copyright, trademark, property, and IP-related courses. Professor García’s research is focused on the intersection of intellectual property and economics, with a particular focus on competition and private ordering. As a practicing lawyer, Professor García worked in the music industry in Los Angeles; first at Quinn Emanuel as outside counsel to Napster, then as Director of Business Development in charge of content licensing at MySpace Music, and most recently in digital strategy as Director at Universal Music Group.
Intellectual Property Initiative Events draw a wide range of artists, lawmakers, and students.