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Article Quotes Professor Gerstenblith

Please join us in congratulating Professor Patty Gerstenblith. Patty was quoted in an article, "Loot: The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World," in Sunday, November 9, 2008, Chicago Tribune magazine."

To read the article, click here.

Updated on November 20, 2008

Congratulations to Patty Gerstenblith

Congratulations to Professor Patty Gerstenblith. Last evening the Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. This is a goal toward which Patty has worked for many years with the State Department and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including the drafting of testimony submitted to the SFRC.

For more information, see the press release here.

Updated on September 26, 2008

Professor Gerstenblith featured in Chicago Tribune

Professor Patty Gerstenblith was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune for writing a commentary piece on the closing of Spertus Museum's exhibit, "Imaginary Coordinates."

To read the article, click here.

Professor Maggie Livingston Published

Professor Maggie Livingston’s article, "Inspiration or Imitation: Copyright Protection for Stage Directions" will be published in the Boston College Law Review in March 2009. Congratulations!

Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition

Giles Sutherland Moot CourtDePaul University students, Josh Larsen and Tom Rammer, won the Midwest Regional Giles Sutherland Rich Patent Moot Court Competition. The Midwest Regional is the largest of the four regional competitions with 24 teams participating. Josh and Tom not only won the regional competition, but they also got the awards for the best appellant brief and best appellee brief. Unlike most competitions, teams must write two briefs, one for each side to the dispute. According to the organizers of the competition, this is the first time in the Midwest Regional that one team won the award for having written the best brief for both appellant and appellee.

As a result of winning the regional, Josh and Tom will advance to the National Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition to be held in Washington D.C. April 16-18. Congratulations and good luck!

UPDATE: Josh Larsen and Tom Rammer, reached the semifinals of the national competition held at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in DC. During the semifinals they barely lost to the ultimate winners of the competition, the University of Texas. Josh and Tom wrote outstanding briefs and argued brilliantly. They have set a very high standard for future DePaul teams. Congraulations!

Updated on April 25, 2008

Professor Kwall’s paper listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list

Professor Roberta Kwall was recently advised that her paper entitled, "The Author as Steward "for Limited Times": A Review of "The Idea of Authorship in Copyright"" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for APA: Philosophy of Art (Topic), APA: Philosophy of the Arts: Fields, Genres & Media (Topic) and Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art. This paper will soon be published in the Boston University Law Review.To view the top ten list for the journal click on its name Philosophy of Religion Top Ten and to view all the papers in the journals click here, Philosophy of Religion All Papers.

Posted March 7, 2008

Congratulations to Professor Matthew Sag

Please join with me in congratulating Professor Matthew Sag. Matthew's paper on the empirical study of "The Effect of Ideology on Intellectual Property Cases" has been selected for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Law and Economics Association that will be held at Columbia Law School on Friday and Saturday, May 16-17, 2008.

Posted March 6, 2008

2008 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

The 2008 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1, 2008. This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, second and third year J.D. students and L.L.M. students with engineering and/or technical science academic backgrounds. Last year 150 patent law employers, 140 accredited law schools and 1700 law students from across the country participated. Employers prescreen and choose all of the students they interview. This is an excellent opportunity if you are interested in practicing patent law. If you have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or technical science, you may want to consider registering for the program. This program offers qualified law students the opportunity to interview with patent law firms, as well as law firms, corporations and government agencies with patent law departments. There will be employers who will interview one day and some who will interview both days.

Registration Starts February 20th. Please note that ONLY law students returning to law school in the Fall of 2008 may participate in this program.

Chicago Marriott Suites O'Hare
6155 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018

Thursday, July 31, 2008 and Friday, August 1, 2008. Students may have interviews on either or both days. "Meet the Employers" cocktail reception: Thursday, July 31st from 5:30-7:00 at the Marriott Suites.

Registering for the program does not guarantee you an interview. This program allows employers to choose who they interview, which means that not all students will receive interviews. However, over 900 students received interview opportunities last year.

Please note than ONLY law students returning to law school in the fall of 2008 may participate. Students beginning school in the fall, students graduating in 2008 or your alumni are not eligible. This program is for summer associate and entry-level attorney positions for 2009. The only exception is for a law graduate studying for an LL.M. in Intellectual Property.

Virtually all employers want students who have taken or plan to take the patent bar exam (please note that not all computer science majors will qualify). The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office annually publishes requirements for taking the patent bar exam. To learn more, click here.

For the Student Registration Form, please click here.

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Congratulations to Professor Patty Gerstenblith

Professor Patty Gerstenblith was quoted in the Saturday, January 26, edition of the New York Times in a story concerning the raid by federal agents of museums in southern California connected with the smuggling of looted artifacts from Asia. To see the article, click here.

In addition, she was also quoted in the Friday, January 25, edition of the Yale Daily News concerning the return of Artifacts from Machu Picchu from Yale to Peru. To read this article, please click here.

Patently-O Blog Ranks DePaul Third Among Patent Law Programs

DePaul was ranked third in Prof. Dennis Crouch's ranking of law school patent law programs. This ranking is based on the number of hits each school has sent to his very popular and informative blog, Patently-O. Professor Crouch's website is considered one of the best patent blogs.

Visit Patently-O for more information and the complete list or click here.

Congratulations to Professor Ben Alba

Professor Ben Alba's half-hour interview with Jayne Meadows will air in Chicago for the first time on Wednesday, January 9 at 12:30 p.m. on the PBS affiliate, WLYCC-TV (Channel 20). The interview in Los Angeles was taped during the launch of his book on television pioneer Steve Allen. Between the Lines, a nationally syndicated series devoted to authors, describes the episode as follows: “Steve Allen was one of the most innovative forces behind the golden era of television. With the book 'Inventing Late Night: Steve Allen' and the Original Tonight Show, Ben Alba, along with Steve’s widow, Jayne Meadows, lets us know that Steverino was more than just a groundbreaking pioneer in television, but a man driven by a social conscience.”

Although now two-years post-publication, the book continues to draw media attention, including interviews marking the 53rd anniversary of the Tonight Show last fall on ABC7 News This Morning (WLS-TV) and The Noon Show with Bob Siro (WGN Radio).



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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