Programs

The Annual Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecturer

Adding yet another dimension to the Intellectual Property and Information Technology program, the Annual Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecturer is an influential figure in IP/IT who addresses faculty, students and attorneys on current IP/IT issues.

Previous Lectures:

Niro lecturers:

  • 15th Annual Niro Distinguished IP Lecture
    Honorable Paul R Michel (2013)
    Chief Judge (Ret), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    "How to Retain Patent Enforcement While Reforming It – Judges and Counsel Should Manage Infringement Suites, not Congress"
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  • 14th Annual Niro Lecture
    Peter Lee (2011)
    Professor of Law; UC Davis School of Law
    Patent Law and the Two Cultures
  • Arti Rai (2010)
    Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law; Duke Law School
    Innovation Policy in the Administrative State

  • Mark Lemley (2009)
    William H. Neukom Professor of Law and Director of Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford University Law School
  • Symposium

  • David Nimmer (2008)
    Of Counsel, Irell & Manella LLP; Professor from Practice, UCLA School of Law
  • Neil Netanel (2008)
    Professor, UCLA School of Law
  • NIRO

  • Peter Drahos (2007)
    Director, Centre for Governance of Knowledge and Development; Head of Program, Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University
  • NIRO

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  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook (2005)
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • Pamela Samuelson (2004)
    Chancellor's Professor, University of California Boalt Hall School of Law; Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
  • Hon. Richard A. Posner (2004)
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • David Nimmer (2003)
    Of Counsel, Irell & Manella, LLP
  • Jane C. Ginsburg (2002)
    Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia University Law School
  • Q. Todd Dickinson (2001)
    Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property; Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office
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15th Annual Niro Distinguished IP Lecture.

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

Featuring
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.



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