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Congratulation to Donald W. Rupert

CIPLIT Advisory Board Member, Donald W. Rupert, has co-authored an article published in The Federal Circuit Bar Journal. The article, entitled "Clarifying, Confusing, or Changing the Legal Landscape; A Sampling of Recent Cases from the Federal Circuit," reviews Federal Circuit decisions relating to venue selection, declaratory judgments, licenses and the framework applicable to attorney opinions in patent matters. The Federal Circuit Bar Journal is published by the Federal Circuit Bar Association in cooperation with George Washington University School of Law. This is the second article that Mr. Rupert has had published in the Journal.

Updated on July 13, 2010

Congratulation to Professor Kwall

Congratulations to Professor Roberta Kwall for her appearance on Stanford University's radio show HearSay Culture. She discusses her book The Soul of Creativity during the show.

To listen to the show, please click here.

Updated on July 12, 2010

DePaul success at Beijing Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to DePaul’s Moot Court team of Anne Fan (’12), David Golub (’12), Robert Hoekstra (’12), Russell Tanguay (’11) at the Third BFSU--Wanhuida Cup Intellectual Property Moot Court International Competition that was hosted by the Beijing Foreign Studies University Law School on May 22-23, 2010. The competition worked a little differently than most moot court competitions in that each competing team wrote a brief on behalf of both the Petitioner and the Respondent in the problem. Fourteen teams competed in this international competition and DePaul’s Petitioner brief ranked 3rd and the Respondent brief ranked 5th. The team placed sixth overall. In addition, Russell was awarded the “Best Oralist” award, the highest achievement for oral advocacy in the competition, while Robert was acknowledged with one of four "Outstanding Oralist” awards that recognized other excellent performances. Professor Alberto Coll was the team’s mooting coach before and at the competition, and the team was coached on the briefs by Professors Craig Boise, Matthew Sag, and Joshua Sarnoff.

Updated on July 12, 2010

Congratulations to Professor Livingston

Congratulations to Professor Maggie Livingston who is about to publish her 30th online commentary for LexisNexis. Published over the last eighteen months as part of the Lexis database, her commentaries have covered topics in secured transactions, copyright, and animal law.

Updated on May 7, 2010

Adjunct Professor Alan Devlin's IP Article Named One of Best in 2009

Congratulations to Adjunct Professor Alan Devlin, whose recent patent law article entitled Restricting Experimental Use was named one of the best IP articles of 2009. It was published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and is going to be reprinted in the Patent Law Review.

Updated on May 3, 2010

Congratulations to Professor Roberta Kwall

Professor Roberta Kwall will be this week's guest on Heresay Culture, a regular feature on Stanford University Radio, KZSU (FM). Heresay Culture explores issues concerning technology, IP and related areas. The program will air tomorrow at 5:00 pm Pacific time (and is also accessible through the web). A podcast will be made available as well in a few weeks.

Updated on April 27, 2010

Congratulations to Professor Sag

Professor Matt Sag spoke at the recent "Copyright@300" conference celebrating the 300th anniversary of the enactment of the Statute of Anne, the world's first copyright act. The conference was sponsored by the Copyright Society of the USA and hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, in conjunction with the High Tech Law Institute of Santa Clara University Law School. The conference was a veritable who's who of copyright scholars in the United States. His presentation on the history of the fair use doctrine was very well received.

Updated on April 22, 2010

Congratulations to Professor Roberta Kwall

Professor Roberta Kwall's new book - THE SOUL OF CREATIVITY - was recommended by Lawrence Solum as this week's choice for his legal-theory bookworm blog.

To read the recommendation, please click here.

Updated on March 30, 2010

2010 Illinois Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine

Congratulations to the following Alumni, CIPLIT™ Advisory Board Members and Friends on their recent recognition by Super Lawyers Magazine:

Top 100 - 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers

  • Michael Hartmann, Leydig Voit & Mayer
  • Edward Manzo, Cook Alex

Top 50 Women - 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers

  • Nicole Nehama Auerbach, Valorem Law Group LLC

2010 Illinois Super Lawyers

Information Technology

  • Dennis Gallitano, Gallitano & O'Connor LLP

Intellectual Property

  • Robert Browne, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • Lawrence Crain, Greer Burns & Crain Ltd.
  • Samuel Fifer, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
  • Herbert Finn, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Charles Laff, Michael Best & Friedrich
  • Antony McShane, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • John Mortimer, Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
  • William Niro, Niro Scavone Haller & Niro
  • Matthew Sampson, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
  • Jason White, Howrey

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Michael Abernathy, K&L Gates LLP
  • Glen Belvis, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
  • David Callahan, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Thomas Filarski, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
  • Karl Fink, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
  • Ralph Gabric, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
  • Richard Harris, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Michael Hartmann, Leydig Voit & Mayer
  • Edward Manzo, Cook Alex
  • Dean Monco, Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
  • Arne Olson, Olson & Cepuritis Ltd.
  • Edward Remus, McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd.
  • Donald Rupert, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • William Ryan, Scandaglia & Ryan
  • Gustavo Siller, Jr., Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

2010 Illinois Rising Stars

Intellectual Property

  • Richard Biagi, Neal & McDevitt, LLC
  • Anastasia Heffner, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
  • David Lindner, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
  • Christine Pompa, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
  • Claudia Stangle, Leydig Voit & Mayer
  • Laura Wanek, Greer Burns & Crain Ltd.
  • Amy Ziegler, DLA Piper

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Suzanne Alexander, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Peggy Balesteri, Winston & Strawn
  • Timothy Carroll, Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Jeana Lervick, Greer Burns & Crain Ltd.

For the complete lists of the 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers from Super Lawyers Magazine, please visit their website.

Updated on January 25, 2010

DePaul Professor, Roberta Kwall, Publishes New Book

Congratulations to Professor Roberta Kwall for the recent publication of her book, The Soul of Creativity: Forging a Moral Rights Law for the United States, published by the Stanford University Press. Within the past few weeks the book has already been ranked amongst the top 60 for IP related books on

Updated on January 22, 2010



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).

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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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