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The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA): What happens next?

Phillip Barengolts of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Louis Alex of Cook Alex, and William McGrath of Davis McGrath discussed the SOPA bill introduced by Representative Lamar Smith (and its Senate counterpart, the "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011" (PRO IP Act or PIPA)) that has generated substantial controversy, a service blackout by Wikipedia, Reddit and others to raise awareness of the bills, and a massive on-line petition effort to prevent their adoption. The Panel also looked into what happens next with the bill in light of the recent protests and public outcry. Professor Joshua Sarnoff moderated the discussion of the concerns motivating proponents of SOPA/PIPA, concerns motivating opponents of SOPA/PIPA, and where common ground may be able to be reached.


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14th Annual IP Scholars Conference on Aug. 7 - 8, 2014.

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 and Information Technology, DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School.

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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"

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.



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