Patentable Subject Matter After the Supreme Court Bilski Opinion

In Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed limitations on patentable subject matter in the context of a business method invention, analyzing a body of case law in such a way that some say could wrongly call into question the validity of many other patents and types of claims, while others argue it is not restrictive enough. A broad range of members of the patent community studied the decision, seeking to determine its effects on innovation, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. CIPLIT™ and the FCBA hosted a panel of experts who filed briefs in the case to discuss the implications of the opinion.

Pictured from left: Meredith Martin Addy, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Robert Greenspoon, Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC, Mark Halligan, Nixon Peabody LLP, and Edward Manzo, Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP and moderator Joshua Sarnoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law.

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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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