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Visiting Artist - Bernard Maisner

On September 13, 2010, Visiting Artist Bernard Maisner, internationally renowned artist, calligrapher and fine stationer, discussed legal issues impacting him as an artist and small businessman with Professor Margit Livingston. He shared his experiences in the rarified world of calligraphy and fine engraved stationery, in which a few highly skilled and talented practitioners of this ancient and beautiful art compete for clients and recognition in both the custom and retail worlds. He commented on the specific legal challenges that he has faced, including threats of lawsuits from unscrupulous competitors, copyright, and business organization matters.

To view the video of this discussion, please click here.


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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"

Featuring
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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