Intellectual Property Events

Program in Intellectual Property Law

 

January 24, 2017 — Chicago IP Colloquium: "Free as the Heir?: Copyright Successors as Stewards"

Professor Eva Subotnik, St. John's University School of Law

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 305

 

February 7, 2017 — Chicago IP Colloquium: "An Empirical Analysis of the Patent Litigation Process"
Professor David Schwartz, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1102

 

February 21, 2017 — Chicago IP Colloquium: 
Professor Jake Linford, Florida State University College of Law

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 305

 

March 21, 2017 — Chicago IP Colloquium: "Smart Patent Applications"
Professor Stephanie Bair, BYU Law

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1102

 

April 4, 2017 — Chicago IP Colloquium: "In Rem in IP"
Professor Sarah Rajec, William & Mary Law School

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 305

 

April 18, 2017 — Chicago IP Colloquium: "Strategies for Managing Copyright/Patent Boundaries in Software"
Professor Pamela Samuelson, UC Berkeley School of Law

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1102

 

October 20, 2017 — The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law

Early bird 50% discount for registration ends October 6, 2017 

This one-day conference examines the rise of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which is on pace in 2017 to set a record of deciding over 2,000 inter partes reviews (IPRs) initiated by parties challenging the validity of existing patents.

The public conference will convene leading patent academics, patent attorneys from law firms and corporations, and PTAB judges to examine many facets of the PTAB's expanded powers under the America Invents Act, including those related to PTAB procedures, claim construction and decisions. This conference is ideal for all patent attorneys.

The conference will also cover in depth the pending Supreme Court case Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group and the constitutional challenge to IPRs.

The Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property will be formally announced during the conference as the official publication for the PTAB Bar Association.

Approved general MCLE credit: 6.75 hours in Illinois and 6.5 hours in Pennsylvania

January 23, 2018 — Chicago IP Colloquium: "The Procedure of Patent Eligibility"
Professor Paul Gugliuzza, Boston University School of Law

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 305

At this event, Professor Gugliuzza will give a talk on his paper The Procedure of Patent Eligibility. Professor Gugliuzza’s areas of interest include civil procedure, federal courts, and intellectual property, with a focus on patent litigation. His most recent article, “Quick Decisions in Patent Cases,” (forthcoming in The Georgetown Law Journal) defends several recent and controversial changes in patent law, including the Supreme Court’s invigoration of the patent-eligible subject matter requirement, by highlighting how those changes reduce enforcement costs in the patent system. 

He has also studied and written articles on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His latest article on the subject, “Can a Court Change the Law by Saying Nothing?,” written with Mark Lemley and forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review, empirically analyzes the Federal Circuit’s recent opinions on the doctrine of patentable subject matter and argues that the court may be altering patent doctrine by writing precedential opinions far more frequently when it finds a patent valid than when it finds a patent invalid. 

Before joining BU Law, where he received the Dean’s Award in recognition of his teaching, Professor Gugliuzza practiced in the Issues and Appeals group at Jones Day in Washington, D.C. and was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Florida Levin College Of Law. He also clerked for Judge Ronald M. Gould on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after attending law school. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit the Colloquium website for additional information regarding the speaker series. The Chicago IP Colloquium is jointly sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

February 6, 2018, — Chicago IP Colloquium: “Trade Secret Privacy Expectations”
Professor Matthew Kugler, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1403

Matthew Kugler will present his written work (coauthored with Thomas H. Rousse) Trade Secret Privacy Expectations at the upcoming Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium. Professor Kugler is an assistant professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where he teaches courses on privacy law, intellectual property, and trade secrets. His research focuses on intellectual property, privacy, and criminal procedure. His past articles have included examinations of privacy policies and biometric information, privacy attitudes in the Fourth Amendment context, the materiality of sponsorship confusion in trademark law, and punishment attitudes in the United States, Canada, and Germany. 

Prior to joining Northwestern in 2016, Professor Kugler was a postdoctoral fellow and adjunct instructor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem and was awarded a JD with highest honors from the University of Chicago Law School. He also clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. 

This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson Street (Corboy Law Center), Room 1403. Please visit the Colloquium website for additional information regarding the speaker series. The Chicago IP Colloquium is jointly sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

February 20, 2018 — Chicago IP Colloquium: “Law, Money, and Art”
Professor Lydia Loren, Lewis & Clark Law School

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 305

The upcoming presenter for the Chicago IP Colloquium is Professor Lydia Pallas Loren from Lewis & Clark Law School. Professor Loren will present her paper Law, Visual Art, and Money at this event.

Professor Loren teaches and writes in the fields of copyright, intellectual property, and internet law. She has written numerous law review articles that address a broad range of copyright issues, including, but not limited to, whether fair use should be treated as an affirmative defense, ways to curb copyright owner abuse of takedown notices, and how incentives should shape the scope of copyright protection. Both of her casebooks (Copyright in a Global Information Economy (4th Ed. Aspen 2015) (co-authored) and Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials (5th Ed. Semaphore Press 2017) (co-authored)) are widely adopted at law schools throughout the United States. 

Prior to joining Lewis & Clark Law School, Professor Loren clerked for the Honorable Ralph B. Guy Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She later joined the law firm of Bodman, Longley & Dahling, where her practice included copyright and trademark counseling, application, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement litigation. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit the IP Colloquium website for additional information regarding the speaker series. The Chicago IP Colloquium is jointly sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

February 21, 2018 — Launch of Chicago-Kent Center for Design, Law & Technology (cΔ)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 10th Floor, Morris Hall

Come celebrate the launch of Chicago-Kent's new Center for Design, Law & Technology with a public lecture by the center's co-founder Graeme Dinwoodie, the Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Chicago-Kent, who will speak on "The Future of Design Copyrights?" Mark McKenna, Notre Dame Professor of Law and Presidential Fellow, who is a research affiliate of the center, will offer a reply. Reception to follow.

5:00 PM: Public lecture by Prof. Graeme Dinwoodie and reply by Prof. Mark McKenna (Approved for 1 hour of general MCLE credit in Illinois and Pennsylvania)
6:00 PM: Reception

March 19, 2018 — IP Workshop: "Intelligent Design"
Professor Jonathan Masur, University of Chicago Law School and Professor Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo School of Law

March 20, 2018 — Chicago IP Colloquium: “A Critique of Intellectual Property Law and Policy” 
Professor Peter Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1403

March 22, 2018 — BookIT series talk featuring Orly Lobel, University of San Diego School of Law

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Room 270

The upcoming IP BookIT talk will feature You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side (W.W. Norton 2017) by Orly Lobel, the Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Professor Lobel is an award-winning author of several books and numerous articles. Her areas of expertise are Intellectual Property, Employment and Labor Law, Government Agencies, Employment Discrimination, Consumer Law, Administrative Law, and Public Interest/Public Law and Regulation. Prior to joining to USD School of Law, she clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court. She also taught at Yale Law School and served as a fellow at Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Weatherhead Center for international Affairs.

Professor Lobel will discuss the epic legal battle between Mattel and MGA Entertainment involving their famous Barbie and Bratz dolls. In 1959, the Barbie doll was created and became an instant sensation. Mattel quickly monopolized the doll market and Barbie emerged as an international icon. Fast-forward to 1998 where a clothing designer, on leave from Mattel, created the Bratz dolls and later sold them to MGA Entertainment. Mattel, having met its biggest competition yet, sued MGA Entertainment claiming that any invention, whether created during the workday at Mattel or after hours, belonged to the company.

Please join us to take a look at a side of the toy industry that is often unseen. Professor Lobel will guide us through this thrilling toy story which puts the ideas back in the hands of the creators.

There is no charge to attend this event and a free pizza lunch will be provided. The IP BookIT is co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Intellectual Property Program and Center for Design, Law & Technology (cΔ).

April 3, 2018 — Chicago IP Colloquium: “Trademark Failure to Function”
Professor Alexandra Roberts, University of New Hampshire School of Law

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 305

April 17, 2018 — Chicago IP Colloquium: “Infrostructure”
Professor Kali Murray, Marquette University Law School

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1403

September 22, 2018 — 9th annual Supreme Court IP Review
Address by The Honorable William Alsup, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California 

November 2018 —  Book talk with Chris Carani, Shareholder, McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd., on functionality and design protection, hosted by the new Chicago-Kent Center for Design, Law & Technology


Archived IP Events

2015 - 2016