Preview of Federal Circuit Cases to Be Argued at Chicago-Kent on Oct. 3, 2018
Professor Greg Reilly and Dean Harold Krent preview four cases on the docket of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, who will hear arguments for those cases at Chicago-Kent on October 3, 2018. The cases scheduled for argument: Forest Laboratories, LLC v. Sigmapharm Laboratories, LLC; Kerr v. MSPB; Rehco LLC v. Spin Master, Ltd.; and Spineology, Inc. v. Wright Medical Technology Inc.
“Requiring Internet Platforms to Engage in Mandatory Filtering? Controversial Proposals and Current Practice in Europe”
Leading European copyright scholar Professor Matthias Leistner of LMU Munich Faculty of Law delivered a talk, “Requiring Internet Platforms to Engage in Mandatory Filtering? Controversial Proposals and Current Practice in Europe”, at Chicago-Kent on September 17, 2018. 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.
Chicago-Kent's 2018 Commencement ceremony, held May 13 at the UIC Forum in Chicago, recognized J.D. and LL.M. degree recipients of the Class of 2018. Speakers included New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi '92, J.D. valedictorian Alison Heydorn, and LL.M. class speaker Betsy Carolina Acosta. Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Katharine Baker presided, and President Alan Cramb of Illinois Tech conferred degrees on the graduates.
"Design Rights: Functionality and Scope of Protection" - Christopher Carani
Chicago IP attorney Christopher Carani of the law firm McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. spoke about the recently published book he edited, Design Rights: Functionality and Scope of Protection (Wolters Kluwer N.V. 2017), at a BookIT IP Series talk at Chicago-Kent on April 11, 2018. The book addresses the issue of functionality in the context of design rights, which has become an important aspect of intellectual property law with respect to the protection of industrial and other designs, and provides detailed country-by-country analysis and guidance on the legal issues and practical implications of functionality in 27 key jurisdictions worldwide. Learn...
"You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side" - Prof. Orly Lobel
Professor Orly Lobel of the University of San Diego School of Law discussed her new book You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side (W.W. Norton 2017) at a BookIT IP Series talk on March 22, 2018, at Chicago-Kent. Professor Lobel discussed 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...
"Intelligent Design" - Profs. Christopher Buccafusco & Jonathan Masur
Professor Christopher Buccafusco of Cardozo School of Law and Professor Jonathan Masur of the University of Chicago Law School gave a intellectual property talk about their forthcoming article "Intelligent Design" on March 19, 2018, at Chicago-Kent. They discussed how the current ways of channeling designs into the appropriate IP protection regime -- copyright law, design patent law, or utility patent law -- no longer work, and they propose a variety of solutions that would improve design protection, balancing the law’s needs for incentives and competition. This talk was co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Intellectual Property Program and Center for Design, Law &...
Centennial Lecture 2018: "Train Wreck: U.S. Immigration and Border Policy, 1965-2010"
Professor Douglas Massey of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs delivered Chicago-Kent's 2018 Centennial Lecture, "Train Wreck: U.S. Immigration and Border Policy, 1965-2010," on March 8, 2018.
Webinar: The Evening Law Student Experience | Get to Know Chicago-Kent
For 130 years, Chicago-Kent has served the needs of part-time law students. We offer a highly selective, competitive course of part-time study for working professionals. Learn more about the evening law student experience from current Chicago-Kent evening students. Visit the J.D. Admissions section of our website.
Webinar: Intellectual Property Law Program | Get to Know Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chicago-Kent's Certificate Program in Intellectual Property Law allows you to focus your studies in IP as part of the J.D. program. This webinar recording from February 2018 features Professor Edward Lee , Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law, presenting valuable information about the certificate program. He also highlights our innovative 1L Your Way program , which allows you to start taking IP courses during your first year. You'll also hear from two Chicago-Kent students in the intellectual property program. The webinar wraps up with a Q&A moderated by Assistant Dean for Admissions Nicole Vilches. Visit the J.D. Admissions...
The Center for Design, Law and Technology Launch Celebration
Chicago-Kent celebrated the launch of its new Center for Design, Law & Technology (cDELTA or c∆) on February 21, 2018, with a public lecture by Professor Graeme Dinwoodie on “The Future of Design Copyright after Star Athletica?,” followed by a reply from Notre Dame law professor Mark McKenna, a research affiliate of the new center. Founded by Professors Graeme Dinwoodie and Edward Lee , director of Chicago-Kent’s Program in Intellectual Property Law , the new center will promote research, scholarship and instruction at the intersection of design, creativity, technology and the law. Visit the Center for Design, Law & Technology website .
Inside the Honors Scholars Program
Learn about the Honors Scholars Program at Chicago-Kent from current students as they discuss their unique experiences in the program with Dean Harold Krent. The Honors Scholars Program provides full-tuition scholarships for extraordinarily talented and motivated students with the potential to influence the direction of the legal profession.
What Is the Honors Scholars Program?
Dean Harold Krent explains the Honors Scholars Program at Chicago-Kent, which provides full-tuition scholarships for extraordinarily talented and motivated students with the potential to influence the direction of the legal profession. Learn More