The Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property, established in 2000 by Duke Law alumnus Kip Frey '85 and his wife, Meredith, is an annual lecture series devoted to increasing discussion about emerging issues in the area of intellectual property. Each year, the Frey Lecture brings a distinguished thinker, scholar or practitioner to Duke Law School to discuss issues related to intellectual property and innovation. In 2016, the lecture was renamed the David L. Lange Lecture in Intellectual Property for Emeritus Professor David L. Lange.

Each entry below includes a complete video recording of the lecture and, when possible, the full text of the published paper inspired by the presentation. The more recent lectures include the poster used to promote the event.


The Americanization of Global Copyright Norms, Paul Goldstein
September 17, 2015

Infringement 2.0, David Nimmer
March 27, 2014

Through the Digital Transition: The Music Business in 2013, Cary H. Sherman
March 6, 2013

Building a 21st Century Patent Office in a Global Economy, David J. Kappos
October 18, 2011

Innovation Policy: Theory and Practice, Arti K. Rai
March 24, 2011

Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars: A Reply to Jack Valenti, William Patry
October 21, 2009

A Nonobvious Discussion of Patents, Suzanne Scotchmer
April 3, 2008

The Economic Foundations of Intellectual Property, Joseph E. Stiglitz
February 16, 2007

Enriching Discourse on the Public Domain, Pamela Samuelson
March 24, 2005

Where Do High Tech Commercial Innovations Come From?, Lewis M. Branscomb
February 19, 2004

Comments on the Moral Imperative, Jack Valenti
February 24, 2003

Freedom in the Commons: Towards a Political Economy of Information, Yochai Benkler
March 26, 2002

Architecting Innovation, Lawrence Lessig
March 23, 2001