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2008 Student News

TIP Clinic

For all 3rd year full time, 4th year part time and LL.M. students:

If you are interested in registering for the Technology/Intellectual Property Clinic (TIP Clinic®), please click here for Program Description and Application. Professor Bressler will accept applications and the accompanying documentation (resume and transcript) until 4:00 p.m. November 13, 2008.

Posted on November 10, 2008

Patent Law Moot Court

In the Spring 2009 semester, a course will be offered in Patent Law Moot Court. The course will be three graded credits and will be taught in the Spring by Professor Bressler. Students accepted into this course will participate in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition.

To be considered for this course, a student must have completed both LARC III and the Patent Law Course and obtain the approval of Professor Bressler. Interested students should review the following syllabus and provide a resume, transcript and writing sample to Professor Bressler no later than November 8, 2008. The scheduled time of the course will be tailored to fit the schedules of the chosen students and the professor.

To view the Syllabus, click here.

Updated on October 21, 2008

Scandaglia & Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award

The DePaul University College of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT) will present the Scandaglia & Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award to the leading student participating in DePaul’s First-Year Intellectual Property Legal Writing Program. The award is presented to the student who receives the highest grade in the first-year program.

Ms. Emily Monteith will receive the 2008 Scandaglia & Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award at the CIPLIT celebration on Thursday, November 13, 2008.

Scandaglia & Ryan founded and has been funding the Scandaglia & Ryan IP Legal Writing Award since its inception in 2002. Past recipients include Justin L. Piper, Jonathan Schildt, Nicholas J. Angelocci, Jamey A. Orchik, Lee James, Jeremy Bridge and Hillary A. Mann

View the press release by clicking here.

Microsoft Women and Minority Law Student IP Summit

The fourth annual Microsoft Women and Minority Law Student IP Summit to be held at the Westin Chicago River North on October 6, 2008, 4:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The IP Diversity Summit is an opportunity for women, minority and GLBT law students to learn about different career paths in intellectual property law, while networking with attorneys from major companies across various industries and law firms.

Participating companies and law firms confirmed to date include Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Accenture, Motorola, Citrix, Square Enix, Winston & Strawn, Covington & Burling, K&L Gates, Davis Wright Tremaine, Adorno & Yoss, Klarquist Sparkman, and Marshall Gerstein & Borun.

Space is limited and the registration deadline has been extended to this Friday, October 3rd. The IP Diversity Summit is open to all law students, and we strongly encourage participation by women, minority and GLBT students in particular. Of course, there is no registration cost to law students to participate. Please note that while the Summit agenda starts at 12:00, law student registration begins at 3:30 for the career panel and networking reception.

Students should register online at Microsoft IP Summit. The registration code for law students is: IPSUMMIT. Registration inquiries can be directed to the event service contacts on the site.

Updated on September 26, 2008

TIP Clinic Registration

Professor Bressler is now accepting applications for the Intellectual Property Clinic for the Fall, 2008 semester. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on April 11, 2008.

If you are interested in applying, please read the following program description and complete the application here.

**Notice regarding the Technology/Intellectual Property Clinic**

Students should be advised that the prerequisite courses for the Technology/Intellectual Property Clinic for Fall, 2008 have been changed. There are no specific prerequisite IP courses for this clinic. Please list all of the courses that you have taken including the IP courses on your application and Professor Bressler will determine whether you have sufficient substantive IP law coursework for this clinic.

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

The Federal Circuit Bar Association is seeking new membership from students interested in the matters heard by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. That court hears cases involving the following matters:

  • Patent and Trademark Office
  • Patent Litigation
  • Veterans Appeals
  • International Trade
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Federal Indian Law
  • Government Contracts and Construction Law
  • Merit Systems Protection Board Appeals

Membership is free to students the entire time they are in law school.

This membership includes the newsletters, law journals, invitations to webcasts (free for students), writing competition information, various available scholarship information, and networking with other members of the FCBA - including federal judges, partners, associates, government attorneys, and academia.

Students interested in joining should provide the following information to Olivia T. Luk, of Latham & Watkins, LLP at the address below:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Email Address
  5. Law School
  6. Date of Anticipated Graduation
  7. Areas of Interest (Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Environmental, Indian, etc.)

Olivia T. Luk
Sears Tower, Suite 5800
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Direct Dial: +1.312.876.6587
Fax: +1.312.993.9767



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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