IIT Chicago-Kent's third U.S. Supreme Court IP Review is September 13

U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante will discuss "New Initiatives of the Copyright Office"

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Honorable Maria Pallante, U.S. Register of Copyrights and director of the Copyright Office, will speak at IIT Chicago-Kent's third annual U.S. Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review (SCIPR) addressing the topic "New Initiatives of the Copyright Office." Register Pallante will also participate in a panel discussion on Golan v. Holder.

U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante will speak at IIT Chicago-Kent's 2012 U.S. Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review.
U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante will speak at IIT Chicago-Kent's 2012 U.S. Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review.

The forums are part of the one-day conference, which begins at 9 a.m. on September 13. The conference will be held at the law school, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in Chicago. A reception will immediately follow the conference.

The annual SCIPR conference draws leading members of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, intellectual property practice, academia, and the judiciary. "IIT Chicago-Kent's U.S. Supreme Court IP Review is the only conference in the country focused exclusively on intellectual property law," said Professor Edward Lee, director of IIT Chicago-Kent's Program in Intellectual Property Law. "Our schedule includes many of the nation's top IP scholars and Supreme Court litigators."

Participants in this year's conference will review Supreme Court IP cases decided in the 2011–12 term-Kappos v. HyattCaraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, LTD. v. Novo Nordisk A/SMayo Collaborative Serv. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc.; and Golan v. Holder. Additional sessions will examine cert. petitions to watch and preview cases on the docket for the 2012–13 term, including Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons and Already LLC v. NikeInc.

The Honorable Paul S. Grewal, magistrate of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, will participate in a panel discussion on Mayo with Duke University Law School professor Arti Rai and Lori B. Andrews, IIT Chicago-Kent distinguished professor of law and director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology. Other participants include Stephen Auten of Sandoz Inc; Scott Burrow of Banner & Witcoff Ltd.; David Clough of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; James Dabney of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jackson LLP (counsel to Already LLC); Thomas Goldstein of Goldstein & Russell PC (counsel to Nike and to Golan); Bart Lazar of Seyfarth Shaw LLC; Matthew McGill of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (counsel to John Wiley & Sons Inc); Aaron M. Panner of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel PLLC;  Stanley Pierre-Louis of Viacom Inc.; Nabeela Rasheed of McAndrews, Held & Malloy LTD; Jose Rivera, Jr., of Abbott Laboratories.; Carolyn Shapiro, IIT Chicago-Kent professor and director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the Untied States; and Jonathan Singer of Fish & Richardson.

General registration for the conference is $35; $15 for non-IIT Chicago-Kent academics and students; and free to IIT Chicago-Kent faculty and students. For more information or to register, please contact Patricia O'Neal at (312) 906-5128 or ipconference@kentlaw.edu or visit the website: http://ipconference.kentlaw.edu.

This conference is co-sponsored by IIT Chicago-Kent's Program in Intellectual Property Law; IIT Chicago-Kent's Supreme Court Institute; Husch Blackwell LLP; McAndrews, Held & Malloy LTD; McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP; and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, a private, Ph.D.-granting institution with programs in engineering, psychology, architecture, business, design and law. IIT Chicago-Kent currently offers a J.D. certificate program in intellectual property law and in 2002 became the first American law school to offer a one-year LL.M degree in International Intellectual Property Law.

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