UIC John Marshall’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy has another excellent program, this one focuses on two key copyright issues – fair use and copyright data protection. Every practitioner can use some time working through the complexities of fair use. This program promises to be excellent. It will be led by McDermott Will’s

The John Marshall Law School’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law is hosting a lecture on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT (1.5 hours CLE credit pending) by DePaul Law Professor Roberta Rosenthal Kwall titled “Thou Shalt Not Steal” Includes Moral Rights. Here is a description of

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 1:15-2:45pm CT, John Marshall’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law is hosting George Mason Law Professor Adam Mossoff for a discussion of the implication of the Supreme Court’s decision holding that patents are public rights which can be taken back by the government, in this case via

John Marshall’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy is hosting Minnesota Law Professor Thomas Cotter to discuss topics from his book Patent Wars on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 beginning at 1:15. Cotter’s talk promises to focus upon the unknown impact of the patent monopoly on innovation and key issues in current patent debates. Here

John Marshall is hosting a seminar on October 6, 2018 from 9:00am until 4:30pm CT on a hot and growing topic in US patent law – Standard Essential Patents. Register here. Here is John Marshall’s explanation of the program:

The development and licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) underpin so many aspects of modern

On February 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm the John Marshall Law School is offering what promises to be a very interesting CLE presentation by the former Director of its Center for Intellectual Property Law, Richard S. Gruner. Gruner is also former in-house counsel for IBM and the co-author of Transactional Intellectual Property: From Startups to

Next week, May 1, John Marshall is hosting a Law Day IP legal ethics program: Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law. The program offers four hours of ethics credits (the same amount of ethics credits required by Illinois in every two year reporting period). The program looks excellent and appears to be free. Click here for more information.

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On Monday, April 20, John Marshall is offering a free CLE presentation (click here to register) by Columbia Professor Clarisa Long. The presentation is titled, The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Law. I do not have more information than the title, but it appears to be a timely topic as the Patent Reform Acts works its way through Congress.

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Here are some IP stories with a broad focused from Chicago-based institutions:
The latest edition of the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law is available here. The issue is focused on International Trade Commission (“ITC”) litigation. ITC is a powerful tool, because of the speed of the proceedings and because personal jurisdiction is not required, only that the product or service is brought into the United States. One of the most interesting articles is an overview of the Administrative Law Judge’s (“ALJ”) role in Section 337 ITC proceedings by ALJ Carl Charneski — click here to read the article.
The University of Chicago Faculty Blog is wrapping up an intriguing blog conversation amongst intellectual heavyweights regarding the underpinnings of IP theory and whether the standard economic theories (incentivizing innovation) supporting IP should be broadened to included social and cultural theories (incentivizing broader participation) — click here to read the last post and here to read the first. I cannot do it justice in a paragraph or two, but as we look at various IP reforms in Congress this year, in particular the 2009 version of the Patent Reform Act, it is a good time to consider the underlying reasons and purposes of the IP laws.

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