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- Sep08Professor Jeremy de Beer, University of Ottawa, will be on hand to talk about his written works in the fields of innovation, intellectual property, and global trade and development. Professor de Beer is currently exploring the role of intellectual property in diverse formal and informal economic settings on the African continent, and, in Canada, rethinking the role of intellectual property for open innovation. The most recent of Professor de Beer's five books is Innovation and Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa. While Professor de Beer's volume of empirical case studies reports on current realities, its sister publication, Knowledge and Innovation in Africa: Scenarios for the Future, explores pathways ahead. This BookIT IP event is co-sponsored by the IP Program and the Center for Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property. Lunch will be provided.
- Sep12IIT Chicago-Kent's annual Supreme Court IP Review is a conference designed to provide intellectual property practitioners, jurists, legal academics and law students with a review of IP cases from the U.S. Supreme Court's previous Term, a preview of cases on the docket for the upcoming Term, and a discussion of cert. petitions to watch. Former USPTO director David Kappos will be this year's keynote speaker. This conference is eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit. A reception will follow the conference sessions from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Full conference details and online registration are available at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/scipr.
- Sep15"The Press, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution" is the subject of a panel discussion to commemorate Constitution Day. Panelists include Professor Sonja West of the University of Georgia School of Law, Professor RonNell Andersen Jones of Brigham Young University Law School, and Dahlia Lithwick of Slate. Chicago-Kent professor and Illinois Solicitor General Carolyn Shapiro will moderate. This program is presented with the support of the Jack Miller Center.