2005-2006 IP News Archive
Chicago Student Science
Chicago-Kent students worked with local attorneys in the Chicago
Intellectual Property Alliance (CIPA) to judge entries for the CIPA "Most Inventive" awards at the Chicago
Student Science Fair. The science fair
was held on March 27-April 2, 2006 at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Professor Tim Holbrook is a Scholar-in-Residence at Central European University's Center for Media and Communication Studies from March 20-June 7, 2006
Professor Tim Holbrook is currently a scholar-in-residence at Central European University's Center for Media and Communication Studies. He is meeting with students and scholars from CEU and elsewhere to discuss intellectual property and media, and is researching Hungarian intellectual property law in light of Hungary's transition from a communist system to a free market system and finally to an integral part of the single European Union market. Professor Holbrook will be back in Chicago at the end of the semester, and will be teaching courses in Patent Law, Patent Litigation, and Trademark Law in the coming academic year.
Professor Graeme Dinwoodie Guest Lectured at the University of Gdansk in Poland on March 17-20, 2006
During Spring Break, Professor Dinwoodie was invited to lecture at the School of American Law at the University of Gdansk in Poland. While there, he spoke on topics in European and U.S. intellectual property law, and met informally with Polish students and lawyers interested in developing careers in intellectual property law.
||Professor Dinwoodie conducts an informal meeting with students at the University of Gdansk.
2006 Giles Rich Patent Moot Court Competition, March 10-12, 2006
The Chicago-Kent team of Steven Jinks and Moshe Wilensky were named the best oralists in the regional round of the 2006 Giles Rich Patent Moot Court Competition, continuing the successes of Chicago-Kent Giles Rich teams over the past few years. Additional information can be found on the IP Moot Court page.
Dean Harold J. Krent Signs Memorandum
of Understanding at Shanghai University in China
Chicago-Kent College of Law/IIT, The School of Intellectual Property
University (SU), and the American
International Education Foundation (AIEF) reached agreement
and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 29, 2005.
The MOU covers a wide range of professional program types including
degree, certificate, and IP training, endorsed by both the Chinese
and the U.S. government, and is the very first IP Program of its
kind signed in China. It is expected that this long-term relationship
will benefit both schools and both countries in expanding knowledge
and expertise in the fields of intellectual property law, business,
and public administration.
||Shown (left to right) are Dr. Zhang Wu, Director of Foreign Affairs
of SU, Mr. Arthur Wah, Director of Asian Programs, Chicago-Kent
Dean Harold J. Krent, Mr. Kenneth Jarrett, U.S. Consul General,
Dr. Chou ZhiWei, Executive Vice President of SU, Mr. Chen ZhiXing,
Director General of Shanghai IP Administration, Dr. Xia, President
of China Operation of AIEF, Mr. Tao XinLiang, Dean of School of
||Dean Krent and Dr. Chou ZhiXing exchanging book after ceremony.
8th Annual National
Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition
Jason Gordon and Robert Newman survived five rounds of argument
at the 8th Annual National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition
at Pepperdine University, November 11-13, 2005. They also placed
second for their Respondents' brief. Please
visit the IP Moot Court page for additional information.
Shown (left to right)
are Adjunct Professor Robert M. Barrett, CIPA president and
head of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC's Patent Practice Group;
Circuit Judge Alvin A. Schall, Chief Circuit Judge Paul R. Michel;
Circuit Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa; and Chicago-Kent Dean Harold
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal
Chicago-Kent played host to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Federal Circuit during the week of November 7, 2005. The court is
most widely known for its role in intellectual property: the Federal
Circuit has jurisdiction to hear all cases across the United States
that arise in whole or in part under the U.S. patent laws. The court
came to Chicago in response to an invitation from a number of Chicago-based
groups, including the Chicago
Intellectual Property Alliance (of which Chicago-Kent is a founding
member) and the Intellectual Property Alliance of Chicago.
Participation in the IP
Moot Court Competitions
Students seeking to participate in this year's intellectual property
moot court competitions should email their interest to Professor
Piatt by September 15, 2005. Details
of the IP Moot Court Competitions are available on the Moot Court
IP, IT & the Technology Turn
"Innovations & Intersections" faculty scholarship
series. The Chicago-Kent faculty boasts a team of scholars who are
advancing our understanding of how intellectual property law and
the use of technology can help harness the great potential of the
information society. Read
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