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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.

Past Lecturers

Zorina Khan (2017)
Professor of Economics, Bowdoin College; Research Associate, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Trolls and Other Patent Inventions

Joseph Fishman (2016)
Associate Professor of Law, Vandervilt Law School
Creating Around Copyright

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

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

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

Neil Netanel (2008)
Professor, UCLA School of Law

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

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​​