Originally posted on Gigaom:

Scholars gathered at Stanford this week to discuss everything from privacy to patent trolls to horse-powered boats. The conference was about intellectual property but, at a deeper level, about the best ways to distribute ownership of brands and ideas.

Here are some takeaways from the conference — skim the sub-heads if you’re in hurry. If you’re not, read the entire article and click the links for the scholars’ own words.

A Privacy Bomb-Thrower is coming to the FTC

The University of Colorado’s Paul Ohm is joining the FTC in two weeks as a senior adviser on mobile privacy issues. At Stanford, he showed little restraint in his presentation, blasting Silicon Valley “pivots” (where a company picks a new strategy) as “lurches” that trample on user privacy. He proposes using companies’ own trademarks as a lever to get them to comply with privacy promises. His theory might require, for instance Facebook…

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