7th Annual CIPLIT Symposium/10th Annual Niro Distinguished Lecture

On March 15 and 16, 2007, DePaul's Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) held its 7th Annual Symposium, "Patents and Progress: Reflections in the Midst of Change," where leading academics presented their viewpoints on the evolution and revolution in patent law. Accompanying the symposium was the 10th Annual Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture & Luncheon, sponsored by Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro. This year's lecturer was Peter Drahos, Professor and Director of the Centre for Governance of Knowledge and Development and Head of Program of the Regulatory Institutions Network at Australian National University.

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CIPLIT hosted the Third International IP Scholars Roundtable and Hosier Scholar Lecture on May 1 - 2, 2014.

On May 1 and 2, 2014, twenty-two senior scholars from the United States and various other countries held a roundtable at DePaul on international intellectual property law issues.

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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"

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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