IP 2019 - 2020 Events

February 25, 2020 — "Copyright’s Role in Disability Law" - Chicago IP Colloquium

4:10 PM - 5:50 PM, Room 305

February 11, 2020 — "Fair Learning" - Chicago IP Colloquium

4:10 PM - 5:50 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson Street (Corboy Law Center), Room 1403

January 28, 2020 — "Designing Remedies for Failure to Disclose Origin: Patent Revocation and its Alternatives at the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee" - Chicago IP Colloquium

4:10 PM - 5:50 PM, Room 305

The initial presenter for the 2020 Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium is Professor Ruth L. Okediji, Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. At this event, Professor Okediji will present her paper Designing Remedies for Failure to Disclose Origin: Patent Revocation and its Alternatives at the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee.

Professor Okediji teaches contracts, international intellectual property, copyright, and courses on Biblical Law. Her research and scholarship examines issues of innovation policy, economic development, human rights, and global knowledge governance. She is a foremost authority on the political economy of global copyright law, and is widely cited for her research on the design and implementation of IP norms to promote access to knowledge and human development. Professor Okediji advises governments on a variety of issues in copyright law and is currently helping to shape global policy agendas on challenges at the intersection of copyright, Big Data, AI and human welfare.

A recipient of numerous awards for excellence in teaching, research and mentoring, Professor Okediji is co-author of Copyright Law in a Global Information Economy (Fifth Edition, Wolters Kluwer 2019). Her book, Copyright Law in an Age of Limitations and Exceptions, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017, and her book on Traditional Knowledge is forthcoming in 2020. She is a 2019 recipient of the IP3 Award by Public Knowledge. Professor Okediji currently serves on the Board of Creative Commons and the Journal of World Intellectual Property Law.

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.

September 20, 2019 — 10th Annual Supreme Court IP Review

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Auditorium

The Honorable Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., 46th Solicitor General of the United States and partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, will deliver the 2019 Supreme Court IP Review Address. The 10th Annual Supreme Court IP Review features a special retrospective “Taking Stock of the Past 10 Years at SCOTUS.” For scholars, to submit a proposal for the call for papers (deadline July 1, 2019), visit https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/conferences-and-lecture-series/scipr/call-for-papers.

August 5-6, 2019 — AIPLA Design Rights Bootcamp


Chicago-Kent will host the AIPLA Design Rights Boot Camp Program. The boot camp is a two-day comprehensive CLE program designed for both new and experienced IP practitioners who wish to learn about protecting and enforcing designs in all areas of IP, including design patents, copyright and trademark dress. Prof. Graeme Dinwoodie is one of the organizers.