The Albany Law School Intellectual Property Society hosted the symposium "Did Licensing Save the Comic Book Industry?" on Monday, Nov. 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom.
Comic book industry executives, IP attorneys, professors and students explored the role that aggressive and creative licensing has played in the evolution and expansive growth of the comic book industry, as well as the role that licensing will play in the industry's future.
Participants included Sheldon Halpern, The Honorable Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law and Technology, Albany Law School; David Scroggy, Vice President of Product Development, Dark Horse Comics; John Hebert, former comic book artist; Gamal Hennessy, licensing attorney and President, Nightlife Publications; Maggie Thompson, Senior Editor, Comics Buyer's Guide; Brent Frankenhoff, Editor, Comics Buyer's Guide; and Paul Rapp, arts and entertainment law attorney, Metroland columnist and Adjunct Professor, Albany Law School.
The event, free and open to the public, featured a two-hour moderated panel discussion and question-and-answer period, followed by a buffet reception. For more information, contact