October 15 & 16, 2009

9th Annual CIPLIT Symposium
Cyberlaw 2.0: Legal Challenges of an Evolving Internet

12th Annual Niro Distinguished Lecture

For more information, please visit the Symposium Website.

September 16, 2009

Protecting Your Marks In & From the New Top Level Domains

For more information, please visit the Domain Name Website.

April 8, 2009

Visiting Artist Series: Frank Catalano

For more information, please see the online brochure.

October 16, 2008

Acquiring and Maintaining Collections of Cultural Objects: Challenges Confronting Amercan Museums in the 21st Century

For more information, please visit the Museum Conference Website.

September 20, 2007

Intellectual Property & Access to Medicines in the Developing World

For more information, please see the online brochure.

August 9 & 10, 2007

Intellectual Property Scholars Conference 2007

First Plenary Session

1st Parallel Session

2nd Parallel Session

3rd Parallel Session

4th Parallel Session

5th Parallel Session

6th Parallel Session

Final Plenary Session

For more information, please visit the IP Scholars Conference Website.



CIPLIT hosted the Third International IP Scholars Roundtable and Hosier Scholar Lecture on May 1 - 2, 2014.

On May 1 and 2, 2014, twenty-two senior scholars from the United States and various other countries held a roundtable at DePaul on international intellectual property law issues.

Learn more.

Professor Sarnoff named Edison Scholar.

Professor Joshua Sarnoff has been appointed a Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Learn more.

15th Annual Niro Distinguished IP Lecture.

"How to Retain Patent Enforcement While Reforming It – Judges and Counsel Should Manage Infringement Suits, not Congress"

Honorable Paul R Michel(Ret.)
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Commentator, Honorable James F Holderman
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

To view the video of this discussion, please click here.

In August 2013, four members of CIPLIT faculty participated in the 13th annual IP Scholars Conference, which originated at DePaul in 2000.

Professor Roberta Kwall opened the conference with a talk about the history of the conference and the top 10 things law faculty can do to enhance their career potential in this new reality of legal education. Professor Margit Livingston presented her paper on Copyright Infringement of Music: Determining Whether What Sounds Alike Is Alike. Professor Josh Sarnoff commented on Victoria Stodden’s paper, Software Patents as a Barrier to Scientific Transparency: An Unexpected Consequence of Bayh-Dole. Professor Fusco spoke about The Origins of Patent Examination in the Venetian Republic.

More CIPLIT news >