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Congratulations to Professor Patty Gerstenblith

In the past few weeks, Professor Patty Gerstenblith has spoken at the Faculty Seminar Series at Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University; the ABA Section on International Law (in London), and conferences at the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Stanford University, and the Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University.

In addition, she was a guest instructor in the FBI Art Crime Team training program in Santa Fe. She also was quoted in "Jade sale creates complications for MFA," an article from the Boston Globe. For the full article, please click here.

Congratulations to Professor Roberta Kwall

Congratulations to Professor Roberta Kwall on her many recent accomplishments. On November 2, she gave a talk on Authorship Norms at the University of Indiana (Bloomington). Then on November 9, she was an invited panelist for John Marshall's major annual IP conference, "Information Convergence: At the Boundaries of Access."

Also, Professor Kwall was interviewed by the Nightly Business Report. The brief segment on trademarks aired on WTTW (Channel 11) at 11:00pm Wednesday, November 21st and again at 11:00pm on Thursday, November 22nd. Wednesday’s segment concentrated on trademarks and Thursday’s Thanksgiving special was a one hour special on IP Law. To view the segment, please click here. For the Nightly Business Report's full series on IP, click here.

Professor Matthew Sag and Visiting Professor Mark Schultz launch law blog,

Professor Matthew Sag and Visiting Professor Mark Shultz officially launch their new law blog, Fairly Useful is a blog devoted to issues relating to the fair use doctrine in copyright law. Some of the recent posts include: The fair use economy; Fair use resources on the Internet; Golan v. Gonzales: Fair Use is not enough; Viacom’s flexible attitude toward fair use; No fair use vacation for repeat player Gulfstream; Fair use vs. Trade; Nixon Peabody’s unwitting (and cruel) self-parody; The limits of fair use in documentary.

If you are interested in guest blogging or have something to say on fair use, please send an email to

Professor Matthew Sag presents papers at Berkeley Law & Economics Workshop and AIPLA Annual Meeting

Professor Matthew Sag has been invited to present his paper on the "The Effect of Ideology in Intellectual Property Cases" to the Berkeley Law & Economics Workshop held in Berkeley, California on November 12, 2007.

Also, Professor Sag will be presenting a paper on "Fair Use in the Internet Age" to the Annual Meeting of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association. This event in Washington D.C. will be held on October 19, 2007.

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds...

Professor Patty Gerstenblith

CIPLIT's Professor Patty Gerstenblith Interviewed on NPR

On August 1st, Professor Patty Gerstenblith was interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" about the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The museum recently reached an agreement with the Italian government to return forty disputed objects currently in its collection. This is one of the largest givebacks of looted art in history.

For more info on this interview and story, log on to the following address:

Dialogue Spring 2007
Dialogue Spring 2007

CIPLIT's programs profiled in the Spring 2007 edition of Dialogue. See Alumni & Giving for the full Dialogue issue.




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Professor Kwall's Articles Listed Among Most Cited, Top Downloads

Professor Roberta Kwall’s article "Inspiration and Innovation: The Intrinsic Dimension of the Artistic Soul" (Notre Dame Law Review) appears in the recently released list of the most cited IP articles published over the last 10 years. This article and "Author-Stories: Narrative's Implications for Moral Rights and Copyright's Joint Authorship Doctrine" (Southern California Law Review) also are included in SSRN's all-time top 10 download list for Philosophy Research Network: Aesthetic Experience, Judgment, Value.

14th Annual IP Scholars Conference

Professors Joshua Sarnoff and Stefania Fusco participated in the 14th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) held at Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) at the UC Berkeley School of Law on August 7 and 8, 2014.

CIPLIT Hosts Third International IP Scholars Roundtable and Hosier Scholar Lecture

On May 1 and 2, 2014, 22 senior scholars from the United States and various other countries held a roundtable at DePaul on international intellectual property law issues.

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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