Past Events


04/15/05 - 6th Annual CIPLIT™ Symposium
Intellectual Property Licensing by the Dominant Firm: Issues and Problems
This year's CIPLIT symposium will address antitrust risks to dominant firms posed by intellectual property licensing decision. This issue has proved both critical and troublesome not only to dominant firms but to competition law regulators around the world, resulting in a variety of different and conflicting decisions from regulators and courts.
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04/15/05 - 9th Annual Niro Scavone Haller & Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture & Luncheon
Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
Contracts and Copyright
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03/14/05 - CIPLIT™ IP Day


02/14/05 - Judicial Clerkship Opportunities Forum (Including CAFC)
Presented by Patty Gerstenblith, Professor of Law and Director, Program in Cultural Heritage Law, DePaul University and Katherine J. Strandburg, Assistant Professor of Law, DePaul University

02/07/05 - Inaugural Hosier Distinguished Visiting IP Scholar
Rebecca Tsosie, Lincoln Professor of Native American Law and Ethics, Arizona State University School of Law.
"Who Owns Native Culture? Native 'Art,' Native 'Artifacts,' and Native Rights."


11/16/04 - The History and Mandate of WIPO as a UN Entity
Presented by Todd Larson, Senior Counselor, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

11/09/04 - CIPLIT™ Advisory Board Meeting


10/25/04 - Edward Manzo Advanced Patent Seminar Lecture
Michael Meurer, Professor, Boston University School of Law

10/14/04 - 8th Annual Niro Scavone Haller & Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture & Luncheon
Pamela Samuelson, Professor of Law and Information Management; Chancellor's Professor; Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law
Is Privacy Possible in Pervasive Computing Environments?

10/14/04-10/15/04 - 5th Annual CIPLIT™ Symposium
Privacy and Identity: The Promise and Perils of a Technological Age

This year's Symposium is sponsored by the law firm McGuire Woods LLP and co-hosted by CIPLIT® and the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems (CTI) of DePaul University.
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10/11/04 - Edward Manzo Advanced Patent Seminar Lecture
Rochelle Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law & Graeme Dinwoodie, Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law.

10/06/04 - Scandaglia & Ryan Legal Writing Award Presentation/Reception
The reception will honor the students participating in the First-Year Intellectual Property Legal Writing Program and recognize the 2003-2004 recipient of the Scandaglia & Ryan IP Legal Writing Award.


09/28/04 - Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Midwest Chapter
Dude, Who Stole My Image? Highjacking an Actor's Rights Through Digitization featuring Roberta R. Kwall, Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Director, CIPLIT, DePaul University College of Law and Matthew Kimbrough, Actor.

09/21/04 - Trademark Seminar
Untangling the Web-Trademark and Domain Name Issues, presented by the US and International Trademark Committees of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago and CIPLIT™.

09/20/04 - Edward Manzo Advanced Patent Seminar Lecture
Andrew Chin, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law

09/07/04 - Sri-Lanka IP Bar and Judiciary Visit with CIPLIT™


08/30/04 - Edward Manzo Advanced Patent Seminar Lecture
Timothy Holbrook, Assistant Professor, Chicago-Kent Law School

08/02/04-08/03/04 - Fourth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference
Berkeley, Cardozo and DePaul law schools sponsor an annual roundtable conference bringing together IP/IT scholars to present and discuss their works-in-progress. This year's conference is hosted by the DePaul University College of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT™). Stanford Law School will be joining the group of annual sponsors beginning in 2005.



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

To view the video of this discussion, please click here.

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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