Intellectual Property Law and Jewish Law: A Comparative Perspective on Absolutism

In a provocative new book, Duke Law School Professor, David Lange, argues that the language of the First Amendment should be interpreted in absolute terms with heightened deference to the language of the text, as informed by the history of the text’s interpretation and application. He laments the reality that in lieu of this approach, the First Amendment law in the United States has been far more influenced by a balancing oriented ideology.
DePaul Law Professor, Roberta Kwall, builds upon Lange's thesis by showing how the "absolutist" and "balancing" ideologies are reflected respectively in the lawmaking characteristic of Orthodox and Conservative movements.

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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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