2020 Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR)

The Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) 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.

SCIPR 2020


Friday, September 25, 2020 &
Friday, October 2, 2020




2 hours of Illinois General MCLE credit.

CLE credit in additional states pending.



Free without CLE Credit

$50 per day, $100 for both days


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Friday, September 25, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm

United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V.
  • Sarah Harris, partner Williams & Connolly LLP, counsel to Booking.com
  • Prof. Jake Linford, Loula Fuller and Dan Myers Professor, Florida State Univ. College of Law, part of Trademark and Internet Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  • Prof. Mark McKenna, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law, Univ. of Notre Dame Law School, part of Trademark Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Neither Party 
  • Prof. Stacey Dogan, Boston Univ. School of Law, part of Trademark Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Neither Party 
Georgia v. PublicResource.Org
  • Carl Malamud, President and Founder, Public.Resource.Org
  • Prof. Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Univ. of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, part of Amici Curiae of Prof. Shyamkrishna Balganesh and Professor Peter S. Menell in Support of Respondent
  • Marta Belcher, attorney Ropes & Gray LLP, counsel to Center for Democracy and Technology and Cato Institute in Support of Respondent


Friday, October 2, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Google v. Oracle preview
Copyrightability issue
  • Prof. Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School, part of 72 Intellectual Property Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner
  • Anne Cappella, partner Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, counsel to Professor Eugene H. Spafford et al. as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
Fair use issue
  • Prof. Rebecca Tushnet, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard Law School, part of Copyright Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of the Petitioner 
  • Elizabeth Brannen, partner Stris & Maher, counsel to SAS Institute Inc. as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent
Judge v. jury issue
  • Prof. Ned Snow, Ray Taylor Fair Professor of Law, part of Amici Curiae Civ Pro, IP & Legal History Professors in Support of Petitioner
  • William Jay, partner Goodwin Procter LLP, counsel to Amicus Curiae Synopsys, Inc. as Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondent 
  • Prof. Tomas Gomez-Arostegui, Kay Kitagawa & Andy Johnson-Laird IP Faculty Scholar, Lewis & Clark Law School



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