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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 2014 IP COLLOQUIUM

We are pleased to announce the six scholars who will discuss their works in progress in Spring 2014:

January 28, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 305
Professor Sarah Burstein, The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Paper: Costly Designs

February 11, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 105
Professor Paul Heald, University of Illinois College of Law
Paper: How Copyright Makes Works Disappear

February 25 , Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 305
Professor Liza Vertinsky, Emory University School of Law
Paper: Innovation Strategies for Alzheimer's Disease: The Possibilites and Problems of Patents and Partnerships

March 25, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 105
Professor Donald Harris, Beasley School of Law, Temple University
Paper: DMCA-Plus: Time to Revisit ISP Secondary Liability

April 8, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 305
Professor Peter Menell, UC Berkeley School of Law
Paper: This American Copyright Life: Reflections on Re-equilibrating Copyright for the Internet Age

April 22, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Room 105
Professor Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Tulane University Law School
Paper: Copyright and the 21st Century Kid: The Gap between Law and Custom

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.