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Professors Buccafusco and Lee participate in Searle Center Roundtable
On June 23-24, Professors Christopher Buccafusco and Edward Lee participated in the Searle Center Research Roundtable on the "Law and Economics of Digital Markets" held at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL.

Professor Warner presents at Workshop on Cybersecurity Incentives
On June 16, Professor Richard Warner presented, with Robert Sloan of University of Illinois at Chicago, on "Software Vulnerabilities: The Obvious Legal Responses and Why They Will Not Work," at the Workshop on Cybersecurity Incentives held at George Mason University.

Professor Lee invited to speak at Copyright Society of the USA Annual Meeting
On June 7, Professor Edward Lee spoke on a panel about the constitutional challenge in Golan v. Holder at the Copyright Society of the USA Annual Meeting held at the Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing, NY. For more information, visit the website for The Copyright Society of the USA.

Professors Buccafusco, Lee, and Schwartz speak at Law and Society Annual Meeting
Professors Christopher Buccafusco, Edward Lee, and David Schwartz presented at the annual meeting for Law and Society. Professor Buccafusco presented on "The Psychology of Incentives in Intellectual Property Law" on June 2, and participated in a Roundtable on "Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property" on June 3. Professor Schwartz participated in the same June 3 Roundtable and also spoke on "The Use of Scholarship by the U.S. Supreme Court: An Empirical Study." On June 5, Professor Edward Lee moderated a roundtable discussion on "Technology, Social Media, and Liminal IP." For more information, please visit the Law and Society website.

Professor Richard Warner presents at Privacy Law Scholars Conference
On June 2, Professor Warner, with Robert Sloan of University of Illinois at Chicago, presented on "Informational Privacy: Norms, Coordination, Hockey Helmets, and a Role for Legislation" at the annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference held in Berkeley, California.

Professor Warner visits Ukraine to open School of American Law
This past May, Professor Richard Warner visited Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine to finalize arrangements to open a School of American Law along the lines of the Schools of American Law he directs in Gdansk and Wroclaw in Poland, and in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Professors Leimer and Lee speak at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting
On May 15, Professor Jackie Leimer, as a former president of INTA, spoke on "Getting Involved with INTA: How a Leadership Role Can Define Your Career Path" at the 133rd Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA), held in San Francisco. On May 16, Professor Edward Lee presented his proposal for "The Global Trade Mark" as a part of the selected papers for Academic Day at INTA's meeting.

Professor Buccafusco presents at Midwest Junior Faculty Workshop
On May 13, Professor Christopher Buccafusco will present "Making Sense of Intellectual Property Law" at the Midwest Junior Faculty Workshop at Washington University Law School in St. Louis, MO.

Professor Mickie Piatt speaks on Entrepreneurial Education
On May 12, Professor Mickie Piatt delivered a paper at a conference on Research and Pedagogical Trends in Entrepreneurial Education at the University of Windsor. She will address "Research into Innovation and Commercialization--the IP Management Program at IIT." The program is sponsored by the Intellectual Property Program at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.

Professor Schwartz appointed to Board of IPLAC
In April, Professor David Schwartz was appointed to the Board of Managers of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC).

IP Colloquium enjoys presentation by Professor Graeme Dinwoodie
On April 19, students from Chicago-Kent and Loyola participating in the Chicago IP Colloquium gathered for the program's final lecture of year. The lecture, held at Chicago-Kent, featured the scholarship of Professor Graeme Dinwoodie, The Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford and former Director of the IP Program here at Chicago-Kent. Professor Dinwoodie presented on "International Trademark Protection: Territoriality in a Post-National Age."

Professor Perritt sits on panel at Chicago International Movies and Music Festival
On April 17, Professor Henry H. Perritt, Jr., was a member of a panel on "Independent Music Promotion in Chicago," at the 2011 International Movies and Music Festival.

Professor Lee invited to Intellectual Property Workshop
On April 15-16, Professor Edward Lee was an invited commentator on junior faculty scholarship at the 4th Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property Workshop at Michigan State University College of Law.

Professor Andrews presents at Intellectual Property Symposium
On April 15, Professor Lori Andrews presented "The Gene Patent Controversy: Who Owns Your DNA?" at the 2nd Annual Intellectual Property Symposium presented by the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Professor Perritt publishes new article
Professor Henry Perritt recently had his article, "New Business Models for Music," published in the Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal (18 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 63).

Professor Lee presents at conference on the TRIPS Agreement
On April 8, Professor Edward Lee presented a talk on "Enforcement of TRIPS by BRIC and Developing Countries" at a conference on the TRIPS Agreement at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Professors Schwartz and Seaman present at Inaugural "Patent Conference"
On April 8, two Chicago-Kent professors presented on panels at the Inaugural 2011 Patent Conference (Pat Con) held at the University of Kansas School of Law. Professor Chris Seaman presented "Toward an Optimal Regime for Joint Ownership in Patent and Copyright Law" and Professor David Schwartz presented on "Contingent Fees in Patent Litigation." Professor Schwartz, cofounder of the conference, also moderated a separate panel at the conference discussing "Patent Courts." Future annual conferences will rotate among Boston College, Chicago-Kent, San Diego, and the University of Kansas.

IP Colloquium enjoys presentation by Professor Leah Chan Grinvald
On April 5, students from Chicago-Kent and Loyola participating in the Chicago IP Colloquium gathered for the program's fifth lecture of the semester. The lecture, held at Chicago-Kent, featured the scholarship of Professor Leah Chan Grinvald of Saint Louis University School of Law who presented on "Social Shaming: Fighting Back Trademark Bullies."

Professor Andrews presents at Pediatric Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Conference
On April 1, Professor Lori Andrews presented "Who Owns the Patent to Your Genes" at the Pediatric Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Conference held at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Professor Piatt leads discussion with IPLS
On March 31, Professor Mickie Piatt led a discussion with the Intellectual Property Law Society on "Trade Secrets and Antitrust" that explored the question of whether the analysis of monopoly power should be the same for trade secrets as for other IP regimes and, if not, what analysis would be appropriate.

Professor Andrews presents at Chicago-Kent workshop
On March 30, Professor Lori Andrews presented on developing a Constitution for Facebook during a workshop held at Chicago-Kent.

Professor Buccafusco presents at Chicago-Kent workshop
On March 29, Professor Christopher Buccafusco presented on "Making Sense of Intellectual Property" at a workshop held at Chicago-Kent.

IP Colloquium enjoys presentation by Professor Molly Van Houweling
On March 22, students from Chicago-Kent and Loyola participating in the Chicago IP Colloquium gathered for the program's fourth lecture of the semester. The lecture, held at Loyola, featured the scholarship of Professor Van Houweling of the UC Berkeley School of Law who presented on "Touching and Concerning Copyright: Real Property Reasoning in MDY Industries, Inc. v. Blizzard." For further information regarding the Colloquium and upcoming lectures, please visit the Chicago IP Colloquium website.

Professor Lee discusses the Supreme Court's grant of cert in Golan v. Holder
Professor Ed Lee has again contributed to the Huffington Post. His latest article entitled, "Golan v. Holder: Supreme Court to Review Copyrighting Works in Public Domain," was posted on March 9 and discusses the Supreme Court's recent grant of cert. Other Huffington Post submissions by Professor Lee can be viewed here.

Professor Andrews presents at Boston University
On March 3, Professor Lori Andrews presented the first annual Cathy Shine Lecture at Boston University School of Public Health. Professor Andrews lectured on "Studying Medical Malpractice at the Bedside."

Professor Perritt publishes new article
Professor Henry Perritt recently had his article, "Technologies of Storytelling: New Models for Movies," published in the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal (10 Va. Sports & Ent. L.J. 106).

Professor Warner teaches in Ukraine
On February 25-26, Professor Richard Warner taught a 15 hour course on E-commerce at the ILF law firm in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The course is part of the School of American Law in Kharkiv, of which Professor Warner is the Director.

Professor Andrews presents at Annual Meeting of the American College of Legal Medicine
On February 25, Professor Lori Andrews presented on "Gene Patents, Medical Care and Research" at the American College of Legal Medicine's 51st Annual meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Professor Andrews profiled in Chicago Magazine
Professor Lori Andrews was profiled in the article "Clone Ranger" by Bryan Smith in the February 2011 issue of Chicago Magazine.

Professor Seaman publishes new article
Professor Chris Seaman recently had his article, "Reconsidering the Georgia-Pacific Standard for Reasonable Royalty Damages for Patent Infringement," published in the Brigham Young University Law Review.

Professor Schwartz moderates panel for IPLAC
On February 1, Professor David Schwartz moderated a panel hosted by IPLAC's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee entitled "Use of ADR in Intellectual Property Disputes" held at Chicago-Kent.

Professor Leimer speaks at Advanced Trademark Law Conference
On March 2, 2011, Professor Jackie Leimer spoke at the annual Advanced Trademark Law conference held in Minneapolis and sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Professor Leimer sat on two separate panels discussing, "Strategies for Dealing with 'Trademark Bullies'" and "Trademark Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions."

Chicago IP Colloquium enjoys presentation by Professor Shyamkrishna Balganesh
On February 22, students from Chicago-Kent and Loyola participating in the Chicago IP Colloquium gathered for the program's third lecture of the semester. The lecture, held at Chicago-Kent, featured the scholarship of Professor Balganesh of the University of Pennsylvania Law School who presented on "Hot News: The Enduring Myth of Property in News." For further information regarding the Colloquium and upcoming lectures, please visit the Chicago IP Colloquium website.

Professor Seaman presents at Samsung-Stanford Conference
On February 18, Professor Christopher Seaman sat on a panel discussing "Empirical Analysis of Patent Damages" at the Inaugural Samsung-Stanford Conference on Patent Remedies held at Stanford Law School. Professor Seaman's participation in the conference resulted from being selected as one of the winners of the Inaugural Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize for his paper "Willful Patent Infringement and Enhanced Damages after In Re Seagate: An Empirical Study," which can be obtained from his SSRN page.

Professors Buccafusco, Lee, and Schwartz present at WIPIP 2011
On February 11-12, three Chicago-Kent professors presented papers at the 2011 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium (WIPIP), this year hosted at Boston University School of Law. Professor Christopher Buccafusco presented "Making Sense of Intellectual Property"; Professor Edward Lee presented "Measuring TRIPS Compliance and Defiance"; and Professor David Schwartz presented "Retroactivity at the Federal Circuit."

Chicago IP Colloquium enjoys presentation by Professor Kristen Osenga
On February 8, students from Chicago-Kent and Loyola participating in the Chicago IP Colloquium gathered for the program's second lecture of the semester. The lecture, held at Loyola, featured the scholarship of Professor Kristen Osenga of the University of Richmond School of Law who presented on "Complexity and Patent Claims." For further information regarding the Colloquium and upcoming lectures, please visit the Chicago IP Colloquium website.

Professor Lee discusses "Copyright--The Changing Face of Creativity"
On February 7, in the first installment of a new educational series on Intellectual Property in the 21st Century sponsored by Heartland Angels, a Chicago based early-stage private equity capital investment network, Professor Edward Lee, along with two other panelists, discussed the topic, "Copyright--The Changing Face of Creativity."

Professor Seymore kicks off 2011 Chicago IP Colloquium
On January 25, 2011, Professor Sean Seymore of Vanderbilt University Law School kicked off the 2011 Chicago IP Colloquium by presenting his paper, "Patently Impossible," here at Chicago-Kent to students from both Chicago-Kent and Loyola.

Professor Lee presents at Conference on 15 Years of TRIPS Implementation
On January 22, Professor Edward Lee presented "Measuring TRIPS Compliance and Defiance" at the Conference on 15 Years of TRIPS Implementation at the University of Georgia School of Law.

IP Fellow Du Mont's article chosen as one of Best Patent Articles in 2010
Chicago-Kent IP Fellow Jason Du Mont's article A Non-Obvious Design: Reexamining the Origins of the Design Patent Standard, 45 Gonzaga L. Rev. 531 (2009), was selected as one of the best patent articles in 2010, for inclusion in West's annual Patent Law Review. In March, Du Mont will present his article at George Washington University Law School's colloquium on IP and Legal History. The IP Fellowship at Chicago-Kent is a year-long position designed for recent law graduates interested in teaching or researching intellectual property law.

Professor Seaman posts a new article to SSRN
Professor Chris Seaman recently posted his latest article, "Willful Patent Infringement and Enhanced Damages after In Re Seagate: An Empirical Study," on his SSRN page. This is the article for which Professor Seaman was selected as winner at the Inaugural Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize.

Professor Schwartz posts a new article to SSRN
Professor David Schwartz recently posted his latest article, "Legal Scholarship and the United States Court of Apepals for the Federal Circuit: An Empirical Study," on his SSRN page. The article is co-authored with Professor Lee Petherbridge of Loyola Law School Los Angeles.

Professor Schwartz's article featured on Patently-O blog
On December 16, Professor David Schwartz's recent article "Legal Scholarship and the United States Supreme Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: An Empirical Study," was featured on the popular patent blog Patently-O.

Professor Warner presents at Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
On December 7, Professor Richard Warner, along with Richard Sloan of the University of Illinois at Chicago, presented the paper, "Developing Foundations for Accountability Systems: Informational Norms and Context-Sensitive Judgments" at the Workshop on Governance of Technology, Information, and Policies during the proceedings of the 2010 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference held in Austin, Texas.

Professor Seaman presents at Chicago-Kent workshop
On December 7, Professor Chris Seaman presented on "Joint Ownership in Patent and Copyright Law" during a workshop held at Chicago-Kent.

Professor Andrews submits amicus brief in gene patents case
On December 6, Professor Lori Andrews, along with Professor Joshua Sarnoff of DePaul, submitted an amicus brief to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of American Medical Association, American Society of Human Genetics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Embryology, and the Medical Society of the State of New York seeking the affirmance of the District Court opinion invalidating patents relating to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes.

Professor Schwartz presents at Empirical Studies of IP Conference
On December 3, Professor David Schwartz presented his paper "Legal Scholarship and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: An Empirical Study" at the Empirical Studies of IP Conference held at the University of San Diego Law School.

Professor Seaman announced as winner of the Inaugural Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize
Professor Chris Seaman was recently named as one of the winners of the Inaugural Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize Competition for his paper, "Willful Patent Infringement and Enhanced Damages after In Re Seagate: An Empricial Study." In connection with the competition, Professor Seaman will participate in a conference held at Stanford Law School in February.

Professor Schwartz presents at Empirical Studies of Patent Litigation Roundtable
On November, 19, Professor David Schwartz presented his paper, "Legal Scholarship and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: An Empirical Study" at the Empirical Studies of Patent Litigation Roundtable held at Northwestern University School of Law.

Professor Buccafusco participates in Creativity and the Law Conference
On November 18, Professor Christopher Buccafusco moderated a panel including Gregory Mandel (Temple University), Sean Seymore (Vanderbilt University), Keith Sawyer (Washington University), and Jessica Payne (Fordham University) at the Creativity and the Law Conference held at the University of Notre Dame.

Professor Buccafusco publishes new article
Professor Chris Buccafusco recently had his article, "Valuing Intellectual Property: An Experiment," authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman of the University of Virginia School of Law, published in the Corneel Law Review.

Professor Schwartz publishes new article
Professor David Schwartz recently had his article, "Pre-Markman Reversal Rates, in Symposium, The Federal Circuit as an Institution," published in the Loyola Los Angeles Law Review.

Professors Buccafusco and Schwartz named as co-editors of SSRN eJournal
In October, Professors Chris Buccafusco and David Schwartz were name co-editors of the SSRN eJournal "Intellectual Property: Empirical Studies." The eJournal distributes paper abstracts that provide empirical and experimental studies of intellectual property, innovation, and related laws with a focus on papers that report new data and analysis.

Professor Warner publishes new article
Professor Richard Warner recently had his article, "Turned On Its Head?: Norms, Freedom, and Acceptable Terms in Internet Contracting," published in the Journal of Internet Law.

Professor Perritt's treatise released in a new edition with a new title
Professor Henry Perritt's treatise, "Law and the Information Superhighway," has recently been released in its fourth edition by the publisher with a new title, "Digital Communications Law."

Alexis Crawford receives the 2010 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize
Alexis Crawford, a third-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been selected to receive the 2010 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize. The prize was established in 2006 at Chicago-Kent by the law firm of K & L Gates, LLP (formerly Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC) to honor Dolores K. Hanna, a 1952 Chicago-Kent graduate who served as the firm's special trademark counsel. Hannah retired from active practice in June 2006.

Alexis CrawfordAwardee Alexis Crawford is a May 2011 J.D. candidate. At Chicago-Kent, Crawford is president of the Moot Court Honor Society and serves as executive articles editor of the Journal of Intellectual property.

The Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize is awarded at the end of the school year to a Chicago-Kent student based on outstanding performance in an intellectual property course. Recipients are selected by Chicago-Kent faculty who teach the law school's program in intellectual property law. (10/25/10)

Professor Andrews presents at National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference
Professor Lori Andrews spoke about gene patents at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference held in Dallas, Texas on October 17.

e-fellows.net LL.M. Day 2010, Frankfurt, Germany
For the fourth consecutive year, Chicago-Kent presented its LL.M. Program in International Intellectual Property Law at the "e-fellows.net LL.M. Day 2010" on October 16, 2010, in Frankfurt, Germany.

The event participants, who are pre-selected by e-fellows.net, are top law graduates with an interest in pursuing the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree. These highly qualified students represent the top 10% of all law school graduates in Germany.

Chicago-Kent was among a small number of highly ranked U.S. law schools to present its program and discuss the benefits of enrolling in a graduate law program abroad. The LL.M. Day 2010 also features representatives from prominent law firms to discuss the importance of an LL.M. degree for legal practice.

IP professors give lectures at "Alumni Day @ C-K"
Professor Mickie Piatt lectured on "The World of Trade Secrets: Barbies, Bratz, and Bluster" at the first ever "Alumni Day @ C-K" on October 13. Later in the day, Professors Chris Buccafusco and Sarah Harding also gave a presentation on "The War on Terroir: Geographical Indications of Origin and Trademarks Law."

Professor Andrews give talk during Yale Law School Alumni Weekend
Professor Lori Andrews gave a talk on "Innovation, Intellectual Property and Individual Rights" at the Yale Law School Alumni Weekend Symposium: A Weekend Odyssey Exploring Science and Law held from October 8-10 at Yale Law School.

Chicago-Kent holds its inaugural Supreme Court IP Review
On September 30, Chicago-Kent held its inaugural Supreme Court IP Review. The half day conference brought esteemed academics and practitioners in intellectual property and related fields to discuss the Supreme Court's decisions issued during the past year. The conference, held at Chicago-Kent, was an overwhelming success with a strong attendance of over 100 attorneys, academics, and interested students. Among the panelists, the event opened with distinguished patent scholar, Donald Chisum, along with the Honorable James B. Zagel of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, discussing the Court's decision in Bilski v. Kappos concerning business method patents and the Federal Circuit's machine-or-transformation test for patentability.

The next panel included Jeffrey Carey, General Counsel for American Needle, and Professor Randal Picker of the University of Chicago Law School, discussing American Needle v. NFL concerning the antitrust implications of the NFL's licensing scheme to market each team's logos and other intellectual property. The third panel inlcuded our very own Professor Ed Lee and Scott Gant of Boies, Schiller & Flexner who reviewed the Court's decision in Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick concerning the statutory requirement of registering a copyright before suing in federal court and whether the requirement is jurisdictional.

The conference also brought in leading Supreme Court litigators to preview the Supreme Court's upcoming 2010 term. In particular, Roy Englert, of Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber, discussed the scope of the copyright first-sale doctrine that he will be arguing on behalf of Costco before the Court in Costco v. Omega. Similarly, Paul Smith, of Jenner & Block, discussed the implications of the First Amendment on the sale of violent video games that is at issue in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association that he will be arguing before the Court later this term. Finally, Tom Goldstein, of SCOTUSblog and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, commented on other cert petitions to watch for this coming term that are relevant to IP law.

We extend special thanks to the conference's law firm sponsors for their generous support: McAndrews Held & Malloy; Howrey; Husch Blackwell Welsh Katz; and McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff.

Supreme Court IP Review
From left to right: Roy Englert, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP; Tom Goldstein, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and publisher of SCOTUSblog; and Paul Smith, Jenner & Block LLP

Professor Perritt presents at Chicago-Kent workshop
On September 21, Professor Henry Perritt presented a workshop at Chicago-Kent on "Technologies for Storytelling: New Models for Movies." Professor Perritt's paper has been accepted by the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal for fall publication.

Professor Lee discusses Facebook's trademark lawsuit
Professor Ed Lee wrote "Is Facebook a Friend or Bully?" on the Huffington Post.

Professor Lee's latest article is available for download
Professor Ed Lee's recent article on "Technological Fair Use" is now available on USC Law Review's website.

Student participation in IP moot court competitions
Professors Piatt and Renner will be interviewing students interested in being considered for one of the two IP moot court teams, Lefkowitz (trademark) and Giles Rich (patent). Please forward your current resume and any supporting documents to Professor Piatt and sign up for an interview slot. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside her office, Room 837.

The Lefkowitz moot court generally revolves around a trademark and/or unfair competition issue. The briefs wil be due 10 January 2011 and the regional competition (in Chicago) will be Saturday, 12 February 2011.

The Giles Rich moot court is patent-based. The dates for it have not yet been posted, but the brief is generally due around the end of January and the oral competition (the regional is in Chicago) is held around the time of Spring Break.

Both are very prestigious competitions that require a great deal of time and commitment, but provide a very good experience, particularly when Chicago-Kent teams win! (9/2010)

Three Professors present at IP Scholars Conference
Three of Chicago-Kent's professors were among those presenting works at this year's IP Scholars Conference held August 12 &13, 2010 at the University of California-Berkley Law School. Professor Chris Seaman presented on "The Reports of Willfulness's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated: An Empirical Study of Willful Patent Infringement After In re Seagate." Professor Dave Schwartz presented on "Retroactivity at the Federal Circuit." And Professor Chris Buccafusco presented with Professor Chris Sprigman of the University of Virginia as one of the conference's plenary presentations on "The Creativity Effect."

Professor Lee contributes to the Huffington Post
Professor Ed Lee has recently become a contributing blogger to the Huffington Post. His most recent post, of August 4, 2010, is entitled "Copyright and Remixing Kanye Tweets and New Yorker Cartoons."

Scott Salmon, IP Law Fellow for 2010-11
Scott Salmon, who graduated this summer from Chicago-Kent, has joined the IP faculty as the new Intellectual Property Law Fellow for the upcoming 2010-11 academic year replacing Jason Du Mont who filled the position the past two years. Scott's office is on the 8th floor, Room 813.

Professor Lee teaches IP in Thailand
During July Professor Ed Lee taught "International Intellectual Property" to the students of Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Professor Perritt publishes new article
Professor Henry Perritt recently had his article, "Music Markets and Mythologies," published in the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property.

Professor Lee contributes to the Huffington Post
Professor Ed Lee contributed to the Huffington Post website with his article "On Being Justin Bieber in the Age of YouTube." The article was posted on July 1, 2010.

Professor Schwartz selected for IPLAC committee
Professor Dave Schwartz was selected to be the Vice-Chair of the Law School Outreach Committee of Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) for the coming 2010-2011 year. The committee seeks to increase awareness of IPLAC events among law students and plans career-oriented programs for students. More information about IPLAC can be found at its website.

Professor Buccafusco presents at Symposium on Licensing IP
Professor Chris Buccafusco presented with Professor Chris Sprigman of the University of Virginia on "The Creativity Effect" at the Law & Economics Conference: Licensing of Intellectual Property held June 18 & 19, 2010 at the University of Chicago Law School.

Professor Andrews speaks at American Medical Association Annual Meeting
Professor Lori Andrews spoke on gene patents at the American Medical Association Annual Meeting in June 2010.

Professor Lee, new Director of the IP Program
Professor Ed Lee has joined the Chicago-Kent faculty as the new Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law. As you may recall, Professor Lee was a visiting faculty member during the fall of 2009 and returned to The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law for the spring term before moving here officially.

Professor Lee teaches at Ohio State University
Professor Ed Lee recently taught "Intellectual Property for Start-Up Companies" at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Ms. Leimer teaches IP in China
During May Ms. Jackie Leimer taught in Beijing, China through Chicago-Kent's Overseas Training Program in partnership with the Beijing Municipal Lawyers Association. Ms. Leimer taught "Introduction to Intellectual Property Law."

Two Professors present at Law & Society Conference
Two of Chicago-Kent's IP faculty members presented works at the Law & Society Conference held May 27-30, 2010 here in Chicago. Professor Chris Buccafusco presented on "The Creativity Effect" and Professor Dave Schwartz presented on "Retroactivity at the Federal Circuit."

Professor Perritt´┐Żs musical about Kosovo performed at Theatre Building Chicago
Professor Henry Perritt's "You Took Away My Flag: a Musical About Kosovo," which he wrote and composed, completed an eight-week run at Theatre Building Chicago on May 23, 2010. A screenplay based on the musical's story is being circulated to filmmakers and investors. Additional information can be found at youtookawaymyflag.com.

Professor Andrews contributes to the Institute for Science, Law and Technology Blog
Professor Lori Andrews is a frequent contributor to Chicago-Kent's Institute for Science, Law and Technology blog, "On the Edges of Science and Law." She most recently contributed to the blog on May 19, 2010.

Professor Lee publishes new article
Professor Ed Lee recently had his article, "Technological Fair Use," published in the University of Southern California Law Review.

Professors Buccafusco and Schwartz write for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Professors Chris Buccafusco and Dave Schwartz co-authored an op-ed piece entitled "Challenging IP's Fundamental Assumptions," which was published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on April 26, 2010. The article can be found on the C-K Faculty Blog.

Professor Andrews interviewed on 60 Minutes
On April 4, 2010, Professor Lori Andrews was interviewed on 60 Minutes about the case Association for Molecular Pathology v. United States Patent and Trademark Office that was ruled on by a New York Federal District Court judge on March 29. The case involved a challenge to several patents on BRCA1/BRCA2 breast cancer genes. The judge held that certain claims in the patents were invalid for covering products of nature and laws of nature. Previous to the trial, Professor Andrews had prepared an amicus brief for the case arguing the same position that the court ultimately held.

Professor Schwartz presents at IP Scholars Roundtable
Professor Dave Schwartz presented on "Doctrinal Displacement at the Federal Circuit" at the IP Scholars Roundtable held March 26 & 27, 2010 at Drake University School of Law.

Professor Schwartz co-edits new book
Professor Dave Schwartz is a contributing editor of a newly published book "Patent Claim Construction in the Federal Circuit."

Professor Andrews' casebook released in its third edition
The casebook, "Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy," by Professor Lori Andrews with Professors Mehlman and Rothstein was just published this year in its third edition.

Professor Buccafusco presents at From Field to Tablet Symposium
Professor Chris Buccafusco presented by invitation on "Copyrighting Canapes: What Cooking and Chefs Can Tell Us About Creativity, Authenticity, and Incentives" at the From Field to Tablet: Food, Law, and Culture Symposium held on February 26, 2010 at the University of Iowa.

Professor Schwartz presents at Chicago-Kent workshop
In February 2010, Professor Dave Schwartz presented at a workshop at Chicago-Kent on "Doctrinal Displacement at the Federal Circuit."

Professor Schwartz presents at University of Illinois workshop
In January 2010, Professor Dave Schwartz presented at a workshop at the University of Illinois on "Doctrinal Displacement at the Federal Circuit."

Professor Staudt presents at Technology Initiative Grants Conference
Professor Staudt presented on "Emerging Trends in Technology" at the Legal Services Corporation's Technology Initiative Grants Conference in Austin, Texas in January 2010. His second presentation at the Conference was "Knowledge Management: What It Is, Why It Matters, and (Google) Options for Making What You Know Findable."


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