Past Events


04/03/03 - 4th Annual CIPLIT™ Intellectual Property Conference
Ownership and Control in the Academic World: Intellectual Property Issues Facing Colleges, Universities and Researchers
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04/03/03 - CIPLIT™ 6th Annual Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture & Luncheon
David Nimmer, Visiting Professor, UCLA Law School; Of Counsel, Irell & Manella LLP
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03/17/03 - Lunchscape® Series
Copyright, Fair Use, and Economic Considerations
Laurie Haynie, Of Counsel, Welsh & Katz


02/20/03 - Lunchscape® Series
Trademark Usage on the Internet
Herbert Finn, Partner, Law Offices of Dick & Harris

02/06/03 - IP Faculty Brown Bag
Fair Use Across Time
Justin Hughes, Hosier distinguished Visiting IP Chair, DePaul University College of Law; former Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; Assistant Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University


01/23/03 - Lunchscape® Series
Striptease and the Law: A History
Rachel Shteir, D.F.A., Head of Dramaturgy, DePaul University Theatre School

Raymond P. Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecturer
Jane C. Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia Law School


12/02/02 - CIPLIT™ and the Technology/Intellectual Property Clinic (TIP Clinic®) Alumni Luncheon


11/21/02 - Lunchscape® Series
New Developments in Copyright: Veeck v. Southern Bldg. Code Congress Intern., Inc. and Green v. Hendrickson Publishers, In.
Donald W. Rupert, Partner, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw.

11/18/02 - IP Faculty Workshop
The Spiritual Underpinnings of Moral Rights
Roberta R. Kwall, Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law, DePaul University College of Law.

11/04/02 - CIPLIT™ Advisory Board Meeting


10/21/02 - Lunchscape® Series
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): Encryption, Copyright Management Information, and Safe Harbors for ISPs
Carol Anne Been, Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal

10/17/02 - IP Faculty and Attorney Luncheon
How Lawyers Educate and Persuade Judges
Hon. Roderick R. McKelvie (former United States District Judge (Delaware); Fish & Neave


09/30/02 - Chicago Area Intellectual Property Faculty Luncheon

09/23/02 - Lunchscape® Series
Law & the Music Business
Peter J. Strand, Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight

09/19/02 - The Mulroy Scandaglia Marrinson Ryan Reception
This reception will honor the incoming First-Year Intellectual Property Legal Writing Section and recognize the 2001-2002 recipient of the Mulroy Scandaglia Marrinson Ryan IP Legal Writing Award.


08/08/02-08/09/02 - Second Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference
Jointly organized by Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University (host location), and CIPLIT™, this roundtable forum brings together IP scholars to present and discuss their works-in-progress.



CIPLIT hosted the Third International IP Scholars Roundtable and Hosier Scholar Lecture on May 1 - 2, 2014.

On May 1 and 2, 2014, twenty-two senior scholars from the United States and various other countries held a roundtable at DePaul on international intellectual property law issues.

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Professor Sarnoff named Edison Scholar.

Professor Joshua Sarnoff has been appointed a Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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15th Annual Niro Distinguished IP Lecture.

"How to Retain Patent Enforcement While Reforming It – Judges and Counsel Should Manage Infringement Suits, not Congress"

Honorable Paul R Michel(Ret.)
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Commentator, Honorable James F Holderman
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

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In August 2013, four members of CIPLIT faculty participated in the 13th annual IP Scholars Conference, which originated at DePaul in 2000.

Professor Roberta Kwall opened the conference with a talk about the history of the conference and the top 10 things law faculty can do to enhance their career potential in this new reality of legal education. Professor Margit Livingston presented her paper on Copyright Infringement of Music: Determining Whether What Sounds Alike Is Alike. Professor Josh Sarnoff commented on Victoria Stodden’s paper, Software Patents as a Barrier to Scientific Transparency: An Unexpected Consequence of Bayh-Dole. Professor Fusco spoke about The Origins of Patent Examination in the Venetian Republic.

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