Wednesday, February 7 is IP Day in Chicago. This annual event at Loyola (where I previously taught Legal Writing) will focus on a hot topic for IP litigators — the Supreme Court’s recent active role in defining intellectual property law. You can see from the event brochure that the day is full of great speakers focused on very interesting topics. Of special note, John Whealan, the USPTO’s Deputy General Counsel for IP and Solicitor, is giving the key note speech. I have heard Mr. Whealan speak on several occasions and can confirm that he is an excellent speaker who always provides a very interesting and thoughtful perspective on any issue he addresses. This is an event that you should not miss. I certainly will not miss it, if you see me there please say "hello."