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Upcoming Events

  • Nov03
  • Nov05

    "Section 101 Patent Eligibility: The New World of Patentable Subject Matter"

    K&L Gates LLP, Chicago-Kent's Program in Intellectual Property Law, and the Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Law Society are cosponsoring a program on the current state of patent prosecution and litigation under 35 U.S. Code § 101. The program runs from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, with a reception to follow (4:30 to 6 pm) in the front lobby. The program is eligible for IL MCLE credit. Register online ($20 general; no charge for Chicago-area law students or Chicago-Kent faculty).

    "Welcome to the Jungle: The Current Status of Patentable Subject Matter in the Courts and the USPTO"
    Margaux Nair, K&L Gates
    Aaron Morrow, K&L Gates

    "How We Got Here: The Winding Paths of Patentable Subject Matter"
    Professor Joshua Sarnoff, DePaul College of Law
    "Insights & Strategies: Navigating Prosecution Under the Current Patent-Eligibility Guidelines"
    Aaron Morrow, K&L Gates
    Margaux Nair, K&L Gates

    "The Big Picture: Empirical Information from Litigation"
    Professor David Schwartz, Chicago-Kent College of Law
    "Insights & Strategies: Navigating Litigation Under the Current Patent-Eligibility Case Law"
    Michael Abernathy, K&L Gates
    Q & A – Discussion
  • Nov10

    BookIT IP Series featuring Jessica Silbey, Suffolk University Law School

    Professor Jessica Silbey of Suffolk University Law School will discuss her forthcoming work titled The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property.

    The following excerpt is taken from the book jacket:
    Incentivizing the "progress of science and the useful arts" has been the goal of intellectual property law since our constitutional beginnings. The Eureka Myth cuts through the current debates and goes straight to the source: the artists and innovators themselves. Silbey makes sense of the intersections between intellectual property law and creative and innovative activity by centering on the stories told by artists, scientists, their employers, lawyers and managers, describing how and why they create and innovate and whether or how IP law plays a role in their activities. Their employers, business partners, managers, and lawyers also describe their role in facilitating the creative and innovative work. Silbey's connections and distinctions made between the stories and statutes serve to inform present and future innovative and creative communities.

    The BookIT IP Series is co-sponsored by the IP Program and the Center for Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property. Lunch will be provided.