IP 2018 - 2019 Events

April 24, 2019 — IPLS: Class Picking & Loyola Patent Fair

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 370

Join IPLS for a lunch discussion regarding classes for next year! We will discuss our experiences and recommendations for rising 2Ls and 3Ls. Following this discussion, those interested in the Loyola Patent Fair can stick around and hear our experiences and recommendations for the job fair. Food will be provided!   

April 23, 2019 — “CAPTCHA'd" - Chicago IP Colloquium

4:10 PM - 6:00 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1403, Chicago, IL 60611

 

April 17, 2019 — IPLS: Alice in 101-derland

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 370

Join Professor Reilly and IPLS for a Hot Topic Discussion! The topic is “Alice in 101-derland.” Professor Reilly will be covering the recent shifts in patent law as higher courts tackle Section 101 patentability issues. Food will be provided!  

April 9, 2019 — “Trademarks vs. Brands" - Chicago IP Colloquium

4:10 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 305

 

April 3, 2019 — IPLS: Copyright and #MeToo

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 370

Join Professor Lee and IPLS for a Hot Topic Discussion! The topic is “Copyright and #MeToo.” Professor Lee will be discussing the #MeToo movement and how intellectual property laws may be implicated. Food will be provided! 

March 28, 2019 — IPLS: Happy Hour at Dugan's

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Dugan's Pub, 128 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661 (5 minute walk from school)

Join IPLS for our upcoming Happy Hour! The $20 wristband drink package includes all-you-can-drink beer, wine, and wells liquor from 6:00-8:00p.m. All students are welcome to attend!

March 27, 2019 — IPLS: McDonald's Big Mac-stake

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 370

Join Professor Dinwoodie and IPLS for a Hot Topic Discussion! The topic is “McDonald’s Big Mac-stake.” Professor Dinwoodie will be discussing McDonald’s recent troubles involving the Big Mac trademark in Europe. Food will be provided!  

March 26, 2019 — “Similar Secrets" - Chicago IP Colloquium

4:10 PM - 6:00 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1403, Chicago, IL 60611

The upcoming presenter for the Chicago IP Colloquium is Deepa Varadarajan of Georgia State University. Professor Varadarajan will present her article (coauthored with Joseph Fishman) “Similar Secrets.” 

Professor Varadarajan is an assistant professor of legal studies in the Risk Management & Insurance Department at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. She also holds a secondary appointment at Georgia State Law. She specializes in intellectual property, patent, trade secret, copyright, and property laws. Her scholarship focuses on how intellectual property laws, specifically trade secret laws, impact cumulative innovation and employee mobility. 

Professor Varadarajan was an assistant professor of law at St. John’s University School of Law and a Thomas C. Grey Law Fellow at Stanford Law School before joining Georgia State University. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as editor of the Yale Law Journal. She also clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Charles P. Sifton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (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 Chicago University School of Law.

March 12, 2019 — IPLS: Alternative Careers in IP

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

Join Professor Piatt and IPLS for a Hot Topic Discussion! The topic is “Alternative Careers in IP.” Professor Piatt will be covering what sort of unconventional jobs can be found for students interested in IP beyond the basic attorney role. Food will be provided!

February 26, 2019 — “Forgotten by Whom? Remembering 'Invention of a Slave,' Patents, and African-American Civil Rights" - Chicago IP Colloquium

4:10 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 305

The next speaker for the 2019 Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium is Kara Swanson of Northeastern University School of Law. Professor Swanson will present her paper “Forgotten by Whom? Remembering 'Invention of a Slave,' Patents, and African-American Civil Rights.” This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Swanson’s areas of interests include the intersection of law, science, medicine, and technology, concentrating on the United States patent system; the regulation of reproduction and the body; and issues of gender and sexuality. She has received research support from the Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. 

Professor Swanson has received numerous awards for her scholarship, including one of Northeastern University’s most prestigious, the Robert D. Klein University Lectureship, which is awarded to a university faculty member who has obtained distinction in their field of study. 

Professor Swanson is a registered patent attorney. She practiced law prior to earning a Ph.D. in the \history of science from Harvard University. She also served as the Berger-Howe Legal History Fellow at Harvard Law School.
 
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 Chicago University School of Law.

February 12, 2019 — “Rethinking the Idea/Expression Dichotomy" – Chicago IP Colloquium

4:10 PM - 6:00 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1403, Chicago, IL 60611

The Chicago IP Colloquium is pleased to welcome Professor Christopher Yoo from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Professor Yoo will present his written work “Rethinking the Idea/Expression Dichotomy: Insights from Linguistics and Cognitive Science.” 

Professor Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, is repeatedly recognized as one of the most cited scholars in administrative and regulatory law and intellectual property. 

Professor Yoo has taught courses in Internet Law, Privacy, Antitrust, Introduction to Intellectual Property, Telecommunications Law, Copyright Theory, and Technology and Policy. He has authored five books and numerous articles and book chapters. His major research projects include investigating innovative ways to connect people to the Internet; analyzing the technical determinants of optimal interoperability; comparing antitrust enforcement practices in China, Europe, and the U.S.; promoting privacy and security for autonomous vehicles, medical devices, and the Internet’s routing architecture; and studying the regulation of Internet platforms, including network neutrality. Professor Yoo is also building innovative joint degree programs designed to produce a new generation of professionals with advanced training in both law and engineering. 

Professor Yoo clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He practiced law with the D.C. firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) under the supervision of current Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. 

Professor Yoo is frequently called to testify before the U.S. Congress, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, foreign governments, and international organizations. 

This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (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 Chicago University School of Law.

February 11, 2019 — A Conversation with Chef Edward Kim: "What Is Design? A Chef's View"

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 10th Floor, Morris Hall

The Center for Design, Law & Technology (c∆) hosts an intimate conversation with Chef Edward Kim on the topic "What Is Design? A Chef's View." Chef Kim is a partner and executive chef at Mott Street restaurant in Chicago, which has received distinctions from Bon AppétitCondé Nast Traveler, and the James Beard Foundation. 

Chef Kim will discuss how he creates new dishes and the creative process as a chef. Kim intended to become an attorney but eventually found his passion in the culinary arts, earning a degree from Pasadena’s Le Cordon Bleu. His first restaurant was the widely acclaimed Ruxbin. Chef Kim is known for crafting straightforward yet progressive menus influenced by French technique and the chef’s Asian heritage. 

This event is free and open to the public. However, registration is required.

February 5, 2019 — Excerpt from "The Quest for Next" - Chicago IP Colloquium

4:10 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 305

[This event was rescheduled from January 29.]

The initial presenter for the 2019 Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium is Professor Randal C. Picker, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at University of Chicago Law School and Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago Argonne National Laboratory. At this event, Professor Picker will discuss a chapter from his upcoming book tentatively titled The Quest for Next: How Law Shapes Computer Competition and Innovation.

Professor Picker’s areas of interest include laws relating to intellectual property, competition policy and regulated industries, and applications of game theory and agent-based computer simulations to the law. He currently teaches antitrust, network industries, and secured transactions. He also has taught courses in bankruptcy and corporate reorganizations.

Professor Picker is a former clerk to Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also worked at Sidley & Austin LLP in the areas of debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations in bankruptcy.

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.

November 13, 2018 — Applying for Jobs

12:00 PM, Room 210

The IPLS Executive Board will be going over how to write a resume and cover letter, and will be giving advice to 1Ls regarding their upcoming job search. We can also do a peer resume review if they would like to bring their resumes to the meeting. More information to come. Food will be provided!

October 30, 2018 — International IP Careers & Basics

12:00 PM, Room 370

This IPLS event is a presentation by Kenneth Ng of Chang Tsi & Partners about careers in international IP law and the basic issues that arise in international IP law. Kenneth Ng will first discuss what job opportunities are available for JD students internationally, what job opportunities are available for JD students in the US that allow them to work with international firms and companies, and what it is like working for these firms. He will then discuss briefly substantive issues in international IP law today, such as how to obtain IP protection abroad and typical legal issues that arise when working internationally with IP law. Food will be provided!

October 18, 2018 — In-House IP Careers & Careers in Pharmaceutical IP 

5:00 PM, Room 210

This IPLS event is a presentation by Johanna Corbin, Vice President of Intellectual Property at AbbVie, about careers in-house and careers in pharmaceutical IP law. Johanna Corbin will first discuss what job opportunities are available for JD students in-house and what it is like to work in-house. She will then discuss what job opportunities are available for JD students in pharmaceutical companies and what it is like to work for a pharmaceutical company. Food will be provided!

October 11, 2018 — An Evening of Design - hosted by IPLAC Young Members Committee, Center for Design, Law & Technology, and Intellectual Property Law Society

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Auditorium & Lobby

Our esteemed guests will first provide an introduction to industrial design and design patents. Our guests will then discuss how designers consider and use existing designs when designing a product and how the law treats existing designs.  Professor Dinwoodie will next lead a panel discussion regarding how designers and lawyers think differently about prior art and its use and usefulness. This event will conclude with a networking reception in the Chicago-Kent lobby at 8:00 pm. 

October 3, 2018 — Federal Circuit Oral Arguments

9:00 AM, Marovitz Courtroom/Auditorium

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will hear arguments in the Marovitz Courtroom. This is a unique opportunity to see the court in action and observe oral arguments.

September 26-28, 2018 — Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) Annual Meeting

Everything Feels Different: How Should Boutique IP Firms Respond to Disruption?
 

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Swissôtel, 323 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

For many, it seems we are living in an era where everything feels different from what was the norm just a few years ago.  The same is happening in the realm of IP, whether one is seeking to develop and exploit IP or one is providing services in this sector.  The 2018 AIPF Annual Meeting builds on the Association's long-standing practice of providing attendees with information and insights that will help attendees navigate an IP world where "everything feels different."

WORKSHOP – IMPROVE YOUR PRACTICE EFFICIENCIES AND PROFITABILITY

This year, AIPF is partnering with LegalShift LLC to present an innovative and interactive workshop entitled, “Legal Project Management Essentials: Learn How to Align Client Expectations with Practice Efficiencies and Profitability.” In this structured hands-on environment, all attendees will learn Legal Project Management (LPM) concepts, the practical application of these concepts, and then participate in applying those LPM “best practices” in an actual IP boutique setting. This unique session will be a great opportunity to interact with other attendees and is a must-attend event for every attorney facing  the increasing necessity of aligning lawyers’ performances with client expectations, increasing efficiency of service delivery, and increasing financial profitability.                      

Speakers include:

  • Hon. Linda Kuczma, US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Stefano Di Natale, European Union IP Office
  • Kimberly Chotkowski, LES
  • Chris Clancy, Panduit
  • James Kellerman, Astellas Pharma US Inc.
  • David Kramer, Gemini Risk Partners
  • David Moorhead, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Scott Rosenberg, LegalShift
  • Mary-Anne Smith, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Dan Safran, LegalShift

Topics include:

  • What’s New @ TTABVUE?
  • Lessons Learned From Malpractice Claims Against IP Firms
  • Management of Trademark Practice in Times of Technological Change
  • Beyond the European Trademark and Design 2.0
  • Navigating Discovery in Patent Litigation
  • Incorporating Pro Bono Work Into Your IP Practice
  • Take the Long View on Patents – A Roundtable Perspective on Navigating Patent Protection
  • Marketing Your IP Boutique Firm in a Connected World

Visit aipf.com/event-2689725 and use the code “AIPF2018MP” to register at the special “Partnered Organization” Rate!

For questions, please contact the AIPF Executive Office at admin@aipf.com.

September 21, 2018 — 2018 Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) — Patent Edition

9:00 AM - 5:15 PM, Auditorium

The Program in Intellectual Property Law, the Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property, and the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States at Chicago-Kent College of Law invite you to attend the Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) — Patent Edition. Now in its ninth year, SCIPR is the only annual conference in the country focused exclusively on intellectual property cases before the Supreme Court.

This year's SCIPR address, "Huge Numbers of Patent Cases: How One District Judge Manages Them," will be delivered by the Honorable William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Judge Alsup has one of the most active dockets with respect to patent cases in the country.

Other speakers include top Supreme Court advocates from the parties and leading IP academics.

The morning sessions will include panels on patent cases and Supreme Court analytics, plus a preview of the upcoming Term with a discussion of petitions granted and petitions to watch.

This year, the afternoon sessions will focus on the changing practice and procedure at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in light of Supreme Court decisions and the PTO's proposed changes. The special feature on the PTAB was organized with the help of PTAB Bar Association members.

Early-bird registration discounts apply if you register online by Friday, September 7. The regular registration deadline is Thursday, September 20 at noon Central time.

This conference is approved for 6.5 hours of general MCLE credit in Illinois and Pennsylvania.

SCIPR 2018 is made possible in part by the generous support of law firm sponsors, including McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd.; McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP; Polsinelli PC; and Seyfarth Shaw LLP, as well as the PTAB Bar Association.

September 20, 2018 — "What is IP Law" Panel

5:00 PM, Room 520

What is intellectual property (IP)? Why is everyone always talking about it? What is the difference between hard and soft IP? What kind of jobs are there? What is the difference between prosecution and litigation? What kind of jobs are there if I DON’T have a tech/science background? What are the pros/cons of working at a boutique IP firm versus a general practice firm? This event will answer all of these questions and many more! Professors Reilly and Dinwoodie will be providing a brief introduction to the different types of IP and what kind of careers exist within IP. Food will be provided!

September 17, 2018 — "Requiring Internet Platforms to Engage in Mandatory Filtering?" - IP talk featuring Professor Matthias Leistner, LMU Munich Faculty of Law

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Room C20

Leading European copyright scholar, Professor Matthias Leistner of LMU Munich Faculty of Law, will give a talk on “Requiring Internet Platforms to Engage in Mandatory Filtering?”  Controversial copyright proposals being voted on (again) soon in Europe may make this a reality, and the proposals have provoked a huge response around the world.  Although the proposals would change EU law, they would create pressure on platforms to follow similar practices in the United States and elsewhere. All are welcome to attend. Soda and snacks will be served.

September 13, 2018 — IPLS Happy Hour

5:00 PM, Room TBA

September 12, 2018 — IPLS General Body Meeting

3:00 PM, Room 210

The first IPLS general body meeting of the year will be held on September 12, 2018, at 3:00pm, in room 210.  This meeting will cover events we have planned this semester, how to become a member or renew membership, and various networking opportunities this semester in the Chicago IP community. Food will be provided!

August 29, 2018 — "Fair Use Avoidance in Music Cases" - IP talk featuring Professor Ed Lee

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 370

The Center for Empirical Studies of IP hosts a talk by Professor Ed Lee on his study of fair use in music copyright cases, including the recent decision involving "Blurred Lines." Read Professor Lee's op-ed about this issue on billboard.com. All are welcome to attend. Light snacks will be served.