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Week of October 17, 2011

Wed., Oct. 19, 2011 
3 to 3:45 p.m. 
Room 270 

The Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Law Society invites you to its Board Meeting for the Fall 2011 Semester.

Come along to hear about the exciting events that are coming up and to provide any comments or questions for the IPLS board members.

Thurs., Oct. 20, 2011 
12 noon to 1 p.m. 
Room TBA 

Professor Lee teaches international intellectual property law, copyright law, and trademark law. He joined Chicago-Kent's faculty in 2010 as a professor of law and director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law.

Professor Lee's research focuses on the ways in which the Internet, technological development, and globalization challenge existing legal paradigms. He also writes extensively about the Framers' understanding of the Free Press Clause as a limit on using the Copyright Clause to restrict technologies. In addition to numerous articles, he co-authored a leading casebook with Daniel Chow titled International Intellectual Property: Problems, Cases, and Materials (West Group 2006).

Thurs., Oct. 27, 2011 
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 
Room TBA 

Professor Buccafusco joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2009 and was voted Professor of the Year by the Student Bar Association for 2009-10. He teaches torts and copyright law. His research interests include intellectual property law, behavioral law and economics, law and psychology, and legal history. His recent work focuses on psychological challenges to legal notions of rationality and on the application of happiness research to the law. His published articles have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review (twice), California Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and Georgetown Law Journal.

Wed., Nov. 2, 2011 
6 to 9 p.m. 
Chicago-Kent College of Law 

The Patent Wars Symposium at Chicago-Kent College of Law is an event to discuss current trends in IP law, namely, the recent paradigm shift in patent strategy and valuation in mobile device companies.


  • David Ruder: Vice President, Corporate Development; RPX Corporation
  • Ragnar Olson: Partner; Global IP Law Group
  • John Paniaguas: Partner; Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Pat Burns: Shareholder; Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.

    Please click here for more information.

  • Wed., Nov. 16, 2011 
    6 to 9 p.m. 
    Chicago-Kent College of Law 

    To what extent should intellectual property law be used to protect food innovations? 


  • Chef Homaro Cantu: Executive Chef, Moto Restaurant; Chairman and Founder, Cantu Designs; named inventor on multiple food-related patents; world-renowned molecular gastronomist
  • Prof. Jackie Leimer: Distinguished IP Practitioner-in-Residence, Chicago-Kent; Former VP and head of IP law at Kraft Foods
  • Prof. Christopher Buccafusco: Assistant Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent; research includes food and the law; author of works on the copyrightability of recipes

    Please click here for more information.

  • Please visit the IPLS website for information on other upcoming events.


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