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2009 Featured News

DePaul Conference featured in Daily Law Bulletin

This year's 9th Annual CIPLIT Symposium entitled, Cyberlaw 2.0: Legal Challenges of an Evolving Internet, was featured in Chicago's Daily Law Bulletin on September 25, 2009. The article featured several facts about the conference, as well as, an interview by DePaul Professor, Matthew Sag.

To read the full article, please click here.

Professor Michael Jacobs Participates in Lecture Series

We congratulate Professor Mike Jacobs who will be giving a talk entitled, The Inter-temporal Problem in Competition Law, to the faculty of the Michigan State University Law School. This talk is just one lecture in their "Current Issues in IP" speakers' series.

Updated on September 25, 2009

Judge Richard Posner Cites Recent Graduate in Opinion

We am pleased to announce that Judge Richard Posner, sitting by designation for a patent trial in Chicago, cited an article published in the DePaul Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property Law and written by recent graduate, Josh Larsen, in a summary judgment opinion on March 18, 2009.

Josh wrote this article for his patent law seminar class taught by Visiting Professor Miriam Bitton.

To read the article, please click here. To read the opinion, please click here.

Updated on April 3, 2009

Professor Asked to Commentate in Inaugural IP Virtual Workshop

Professor Roberta Kwall has been invited to participate as a commentator (along with Professor Justin Hughes, Cardozo) in the University of Richmond’s inaugural IP Virtual Workshop. She will be commenting on a paper by Joe Miller (Lewis & Clark) entitled: Hoisting Originality. The premise of the workshop is that after the initial article and commentaries are posted and allows people to participate in the discussion for up to a week.

Updated on March 31, 2009

Professor Gets Published in Cornell

Congratulations to Professor Kathy Strandburg. Kathy's article, "Constructing Commons in the Cultural Environment" was accepted for publication in the Cornell Law Review.

Updated on March 31, 2009

Professor's Paper Ranked in Top 10

Professor Matthew Sag's paper entitled, "Taking the Measure of Ideology: Empirically Measuring Supreme Court Cases" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LP: Empirical Studies. It has also been accepted for publication in Volume 98 of The Georgetown Law Review, with an expected publication date of late 2009.

To read the paper, please click here.

In addition, on Professor Sag spoke at the Fourth Annual Symposium of the Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property on the recent decision in Tafas v. Dudas and its implications for patent reform in the United States.

Quoted in Foreign Newspaper, Professor Patty Gerstenblith

Professor Patty Gerstenblith was quoted in an article in the The Straits Times, Singapore, "Even experts disagree over country of origin’s right to claim items", and in an AP article on "Chinese bronzes, Gandhi's glasses in art tussle."

Professor Roberta Kwall Published

Professor Roberta Kwall's book review, “The Author as Steward ‘For Limited Times,’” 88 B.U. L. Rev. 685, will appear in a new publication entitled, "Copyright Annual Anthology." This book is to be published by Thomson Reuters West. The anthology, to be published annually, will feature the prior year’s most notable scholarly works on copyright.

Updated on February 24, 2009

Professor Patty Gerstenblith Speaks to Students

Recently, Professor Patty Gerstenblith gave a public lecture at Case Western Reserve University, entitled “The International Market in Ancient Art and Artifacts: Preserving the Past through Regulating the Market,” and spoke to the Faculty Humanities Seminar. Patty also is a scholar-in-residence at Princeton, where she gave a public lecture, entitled “Restitution of Cultural Property: Righting Wrongs and Shaping a More Ethical Future.” She also will be speaking to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and the Princeton Art Museum staff.

Professor Presents Paper at Workshop on Judicial Behavior at the University of Chicago

Professor Matthew Sag’s new paper, Taking the Measure of Ideology: Empirically Measuring Supreme Court Cases was presented to the the Workshop on Judicial Behavior at the University of Chicago last week.

In addition, that same paper was also discussed on the University of Chicago Faculty Blog. The blog entry notes, among other things that " the results reached [in the paper] should be of interest to our new President."

Professor Elected Chair-Elect of the IP Section of AALS

DePaul's own, Kathy Strandburg was recently elected Chair-Elect of the IP Section of AALS. Also, one of Professor Strandburg's law review articles will be published in the Connecticut Law Review entitled, "Evolving Innovation Paradigms and the Global Intellectual Property Regime."

Updated on January 20, 2009



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.

Learn more.

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).

Learn more.

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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