Events

Practising Law Institute Presentation

On Tuesday, February 22 John M. White, Academic Director of PLI’s Patent Bar Review for Practising Law Institute's Patent Bar Review Course gave a presentation on becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney. Topics discussed included:

  • The latest info on the Patent Bar Exam
  • Who can take it
  • How it works, now that it's on computer
  • When you should take it (you only need an undergraduate degree to sit for it)
  • How and when the new Rules changes coming out of the Patent Office will impact the Exam
  • Recommendations on when and how to study for this very difficult Exam.


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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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