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As part of CIPL​IT®'s mission to contribute to the discourse of the ever-evolving world of intellectual property and information technology law, it runs multiple programs every year for legal practitioners, academics and students who are interested in the latest developments in the field. Visit our News & Events page to learn about CIPLIT®'s upcoming events.

Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (Boalt Hall School of Law); Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University; Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology (Stanford Law School); and DePaul University College of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) co-sponsor an annual roundtable conference that brings together IP/IT scholars to present their works-in-progress and to discuss current issues.

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DePaul Cyber Risk Conference

A collaboration between the Arditti Center for Risk Management in the Driehaus College of Business, the Co​llege of Computing and Digital Media, and the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®), the DePaul Cyber Risk Conference is an annual conference that explores new frontiers in cyber security.

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Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecturer

The Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecturer features an influential figure in IP/IT who addresses faculty, students and attorneys on current IP/IT issues. Niro Law has sponsored the Distinguished IP Lecture Series since its inception in 1998.

Hosier Distinguished Visiting Intellectual Property Scholar

Established by College of Law alumnus and nationally renowned patent attorney Ge​rald D. Hosier ('67), the Hosier Distinguished Visiting Intellectual Property Scholar program attracts the nation's leading intellectual property scholars who present their research in IP/IT law. It is hosted by Professor Roberta Kwall, Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law; Founding Director, CIPLIT®.

Edward D. Manzo Scholars in Patent Law

The Edward D. Manzo Scholars in Patent Law program supports the Advanced Concepts in Patent Law Seminar. Established by Ed​ward D. Manzo, this program features a series of lectures by invited patent scholars. Students and faculty members read and discuss each scholars' latest work before the authors formally present their papers during an interactive seminar at DePaul. Students use the presentations as models for their own original works of patent law scholarship.

Tech-Law Boot Camp

CIPLIT®’s Tech-Law Boot Camp Lecture Series includes lectures by professors, practicing attorneys and other tech specialists on a number of relevant substantive tech topics, including tech certifications, technology management principles, data privacy, cybersecurity, networking concepts, Internet law, etc.​

Arts Law Colloquium

The Arts Law Colloquium, created by Professors Patty Gerstenblith and Margit Livingston, features lunchtime presentations by attorneys, government officials, and academics who are leading experts in the areas of art, museum, cultural heritage, music, theater, film and media law. These lunchtime presentations give practical insights into the day-to-day tasks and duties faced by the experts who practice in these complex legal fields. This series is co-sponsored by DePaul's Ce​nter for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law.

Visiting Artist Series

The Visiting Artist Series brings actors, directors, writers, musicians, painters, sculptors, and other artists to the College of Law to discuss the issues facing them as working artists. The Visiting Artists share their perspectives on the legal problems they encounter in their profession, including copyright, contract issues, agency, and moral rights.