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Art AttackProfessor Patty Gerstenblith

Professor Patty Gerstenblith was featured in the December 2006 American Bar Association Journal article "Art Attack."

The Obviousness Requirement in the Patent Law

Professor Kathy Strandburg  Professor R. Polk Wagner

Each month the University of Pennsylvania Law Review's online journal, Pennumbra, features a debate between two well-known scholars on different areas of the law. Last month, the law review featured DePaul University College of Law Professor Kathy Strandburg. "In this debate, Professor R. Polk Wagner, of Penn Law, and Professor Strandburg, considered the merits (and demerits) of one doctrinal approach to the so-called 'obviousness' requirement in patent law--the 'teaching, suggestion, or motivation' (TSM) test."

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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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