14th Annual Niro Lecture and CIPLIT Annual Conversation with the Judiciary

The 14th Annual Niro Haller & Niro Distinguished IP Lecturer Peter Lee discussed his recent article, Patent Law and the Two Cultures, 120 Yale L.J. 2 (2010) focusing on the role of generalist judges in adjudicating technically complex patent cases, and the high information costs that such cases generate. Professor Lee commented on recent Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court cases, distinguishing between the Federal Circuit's formalistic approach and the Supreme Court's holistic approach to patent adjudication. He offered prescriptions for crafting Supreme Court patent doctrine to ameliorate resulting cognitive burdens on generalist judges as well as address the impact of the new Leahy-Smith America Invents Act on the ease and/or difficulty of patent adjudication. A distinguished panel of judges who opted to participate in the Patent Pilot Project in the Northern District of Illinois then discussed the article and address related topics of current importance immediately following Professor Lee's remarks as part of CIPLIT's annual Conversation with the Judiciary.

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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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