Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law

2018-2019 Center Events

IP Executive Seminar: Trade Secrets—What Every IP Attorney and In-house Counsel Should Know

w/ James Pooley, James Pooley, PLC
September 14, 2018 | 9 a.m.
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This two-part seminar—covering trade secret law and litigation, and in-house management of trade secrets—is designed for IP attorneys and professionals interested in gaining valuable insights into trade secret law, policy, and strategy.


IP Executive Seminar: Standard Essential Patents—What Every IP Attorney and In-house Counsel Should Know

w/ Graham Bell, Cubicibuc Limited; David L. Cohen, Kidon IP Corporation & Hon. Randall R. Rader (ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
October 12, 2018 | 9 a.m.
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The development and licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) underpin so many aspects of modern life—from wireless telephony to WiFi to connected cars and the internet of things—that it is very easy to underappreciate the complexity of the rules and practices that govern SEP. This seminar is designed for IP attorneys, licensing professionals, and technologists interested in gaining valuable insights into the why and how of SEP development and licensing.


IP Annual Conference

"Current Developments in Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Privacy Law"
November 2, 2018 | 8 a.m.
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The John Marshall Law School is proud to present its 62nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference. This one-day conference covers developments in patent, trade secrets, antitrust, trademarks, copyrights, IP management and in-house counsel practice, entertainment, and information technology and privacy law.


IP Lecture Series: Professor Tom Cotter, University of Minnesota Law School

"Patent Wars"
February 27, 2019 | 1:15 p.m.
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Patents are ubiquitous in contemporary life. Practically everything we use incorporates one or more patented inventions, and recent years have witnessed epic disputes over such matters as the patenting of human genes, the control of smartphone design and technology, the marketing of patented drugs, and the conduct of "patent trolls" accused of generating revenue from nuisance litigation. But what exactly is a patent? Why do governments grant them? Can patents simultaneously encourage new invention, while limiting monopoly and other abuses? This program tackles these and other related questions.

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PLI Patent Bar Review Course

March 12-15, 2019
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The Practising Law Institute (PLI) will hold its live Chicago Patent Office Exam Course at John Marshall.


IP Lecture Series: Professor Deborah Gerhardt, University of North Carolina School of Law

"Owning Colors"
March 20, 2019
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Colors are powerful. We are biologically wired to respond to them. A particular color may stimulate emotion, activate memory, and influence perception of the passage of time. Historically, colors have been invested with mystical, symbolic, and religious significance. Because of their significant persuasive potential, colors have become the subject of intellectual property (IP) claims, especially under trademark law. Given the many non-trademark meanings that colors can express, how do courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) sort through these claims to determine when colors should be the subject of IP protection? This presentation tackles this question and more.

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IP Executive Seminar: Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Practice & Procedure

w/ Donald Dunner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
March 21-22, 2019
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Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Practice & Procedure offers a comprehensive study of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) and its jurisdiction over patent cases from the perspective of an appellate practitioner. The seminar covers litigation strategies and the process of guiding a client through an appeal.

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IP Lecture Series: Professor Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law

"Whither Oil States? The Future of Patents as Property Rights"
March 27, 2019 | 1:15 p.m.
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In this presentation, Professor Mossoff will discuss the longstanding dispute over the legal status of patents, the extensive judicial and legislative precedents reaching back to the early 19th century that patents are private property rights, and what may happen in the cases addressing these issues in the coming years. Is the U.S. Supreme Court's Oil States v. Greene’s Energy the first step in a fundamental reframing of patents as special regulatory entitlements, or will it be limited to the specifics of the PTAB and cancelation of issued patents given new evidence of a patent failing the statutory patentability requirements?

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IP Town Hall

April 10, 2019 | 5 p.m.
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Details are coming soon.


10th Annual Ethics in the Practice of IP

June 7, 2019 | 12:30 p.m.
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Details are coming soon.


PLI Patent Bar Review Course

July 23-26, 2019
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The Practising Law Institute (PLI) will hold its live Chicago Patent Office Exam Course at John Marshall.


Fall 2019 events, including the 63rd Annual IP Conference and IP Executive Seminar: International Patent and Trademark Prosecutive & Practice, are still currently in the planning stage. Stay tuned for details.

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