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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 2016 IP COLLOQUIUM

We are pleased to announce the six scholars who will discuss their works in progress in Spring 2016:

January 26, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 305
Professor Guy Rub, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Paper: Framing Copyright

February 9, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1102
Professor Marketa Trimble, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Paper: Patent Working Requirements: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, 6 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017).

February 23, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 305
Professor Laura Pedraza-Farina, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Paper: Scaffolding Innovation: Constructing Collaboration Across Knowledge Domains

March 22, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1102
Professor Megan Carpenter, Texas A&M University School of Law
Paper: Contextual Healing: Morality and Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act

April 5, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 305
Professor Robert Brauneis, The George Washington University Law School
Paper: Thirty-Five Years of U.S. Cultural Production: A Quantitative Look Through the Lens of Copyright Registrations, 1978-2012

April 19, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 1102
Professor Lea Shaver, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Paper: Social Publishing and the End of Book Hunger

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.