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Chicago-Kent College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law jointly sponsor and host the Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium. The Colloquium promotes discussion of a range of issues in intellectual property and cyberspace law.  Each year, during the Spring academic semester, Chicago-Kent and Loyola invite six nationally renowned intellectual property scholars to Chicago  to present and discuss their current research projects before intellectual property faculty from Chicago-area law schools, prominent intellectual property practitioners, and selected students from Chicago-Kent and Loyola ("Chicago IP Colloquium Fellows").

These presentations usually take place on every second Tuesday during the Spring semester from 4:10 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., with the location alternating between Chicago-Kent and Loyola.

If you are a student at Chicago-Kent or Loyola who is interested in participating in the Colloquium, please click here.  Student Fellows meet with Colloquium Faculty from Chicago-Kent and Loyola one week before each presentation to discuss the draft paper that the invited scholar will present.  To read more about the Colloquium Faculty from Chicago-Kent and Loyola, please click here.

SPEAKERS FOR THE SPRING 2015 IP COLLOQUIUM

We are pleased to announce the six scholars who will discuss their works in progress in Spring 2015:

January 27, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 305
Professor Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Stanford Law School
Paper: Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Incentives

February 10, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 105
Professor Zahr Said, University of Washington School of Law
Paper: Constraining Judicial Discretion in Copyright's Substantial Similarity Analysis

February 24, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 305
Professor Michael Grynberg, DePaul University College of Law
Paper: Thick Marks, Thin Marks

March 24, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 105
Professor C. Scott Hemphill, Columbia Law School
Paper: Intellectual Property and Antitrust

April 7, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 305
Professor J. Janewa Osei-Tutu, Florida International University College of Law
Paper: Global Criminalization of Intellectual Property Law

April 21, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 105
Professor Christopher Sprigman, New York University School of Law
Paper: Experiments in Sequential Innovation

A copy of the paper to be presented will be posted on this website approximately two weeks before each presentation.

Papers presented and discussed at past Colloquia are available here.

Contact Information

Questions or comments regarding the Colloquium should be directed to Professor Ed Lee, Chicago-Kent College of Law (elee@kentlaw.iit.edu) or Professor Cynthia Ho, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (intellectual-property@luc.edu).

If you would like to be reminded of the presentation a few days in advance and/or informed of the posting of each paper, please email elee@kentlaw.iit.edu or cho@luc.edu.