2013 Advanced Complex Litigation Series Cosponsored by the Federal Circuit Bar Association

The program focused on litigating complex patent cases in the Northern District of Illinois under the local patent rules. It examined ways in which the court and parties can process cases “to secure the just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding” (F.R. Civ. P. 1), a goal discussed by Chief Judge Rader in his keynote speech in the Federal Circuit Bar Association Bench & Bar Conference in June 2006. The program included four panels:

  • Practice Under the Local Patent Rules in the Northern District of Illinois
  • Discovery in Complex Litigation – ESI and other Discovery Issues
  • Focusing Disputes Through Pretrial Management and Complex Litigation
  • Complex Litigation Involving Multiple Parties


Chief Judge Randall Rader, of the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit

Chief Judge James F. Holderman, Northern District of Illinois

Judge Matthew F. Kennelly, Northern District of Illinois

Judge Thomas M. Durkin, Northern District of Illinois

Judge John Z. Lee, Northern District of Illinois

Magistrate Judge Sheila Finnegan, Northern District of Illinois

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Professor Kwall's Articles on SSRN All-Time Top 10 List.

Professor Roberta Kwall’s articles "Inspiration and Innovation: The Intrinsic Dimension of the Artistic Soul" (Notre Dame Law Review) and "Author-Stories: Narrative's Implications for Moral Rights and Copyright's Joint Authorship Doctrine" (Southern California Law Review) 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. The IPSC brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress and to listen and discuss others’ works. The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law; the Intellectual Property and Information Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University; the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology, DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School.

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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