The Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting two seminars in the upcoming weeks that IP practitioners will find very useful.  On this Thursday, October 26, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, the school is hosting a seminar entitled, "Copyright at the World Intellectual Property Organization: An Update."

At the seminar key World Intellectual Property Organization officials will update you on pending and emerging international copyright issues, and will address the challenges facing WIPO and international copyright policymakers.  Please note, prior registration is preferred and can be accomplished by email or fax.

On Wednesday, November 1st, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, the Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting its third annual Federal Circuit Roundtable.  The Roundtable, composed of former Federal Circuit law clerks, will address the topic, "Not So Obvious: Patent Law, the Supreme Court, and KSR International." The scheduled participants are Meredith Martin Addy, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Leonard D. Conapinski, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., Sasha D. Mayergoyz, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Michael R. Weiner, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP.  The Roundtable will be moderated by Chicago-Kent Professor Timothy R. Holbrook.  The Roundtable is free and registration is not required.  Because my wife, Laura L. Donoghue, former law clerk for the Hon. Timothy B. Dyk, has spoken at prior Roundtables, I can vouch for this as an excellent event that is worth a few hours out of your Wednesday afternoon.