Indiana University Bloomington

2nd Annual CIPR Ping Pong Tournament

Last night, the Center for Intellectual Property held its 2nd Annual CIPR Ping Pong Tournament. The tension for the tournament was palpable on the days preceding the tournament, fueled by taunting tweets between Prof. Need, 2017 CIPR Ping Pong Champion, and Prof. Janis, 2017 runner-up (which were actively encouraged by Dean Parrish). Ten Maurer students,…

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Week in Review: Conversation with Judge Paul Michel (Ret.) and Important Developments in Music Copyright with Robert Meitus

This week of IP talks began on Monday, April 9th with a visit by Robert Meitus (’00, Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP). Meitus spoke on two recent developments in music copyright: the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the Blurred Lines copyright infringement suit, and the proposed Music Modernization Act, which would change producers’…

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Fall 2018 IP Course Offerings

Fall 2018: Courses in IP & Related Fields   Core IP Courses B662 –Copyright Law – Leaffer B549 – International IP B743 – Patent Law– Janis Elective IP Courses, Seminars, Clinics and Externships B729 – Antitrust – Knebel B561 – Entrepreneurship Law Clinic – Need (fulfills skills requirement) B590 – Entertainment Law – Meitus B708…

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Now Accepting Applications for IP Theory

Call for Applications: IP Theory Today, March 21st, students Jessi Falender and Derek Ventling hosted a call-out meeting for IP Theory, the CIPR’s Intellectual Property Journal. IP Theory is an online, peer-edited, open-access intellectual property law publication. In addition to being involved in writing, editing, and publishing essays, opinion pieces, and review articles, students involved in…

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Read About Our ChIPs Roundtable and Student Chapter Kickoff

On Wednesday, March 7th the Center for IP Research was proud to host the kickoff meeting of the student chapter of ChIPs, a national network focused on advancing and connecting women in technology, law, and policy. ChIPs (“Chiefs in Intellectual Property”) was originally founded in Silicon Valley by seven heads of IP from major technologies…

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Annual IP Mock Interview Event Scheduled for February 13, 2018!

This annual event is a collaboration between the Center for Intellectual Property Research and the Intellectual Property Association. Students interested in taking part need to send their applications to Casey Nemecek. The evening is structured so that students have the opportunity to participate in several short “mock interviews” with IP practitioners. The event provides students with…

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Introducing Fire of Genius: the IP Theory Podcast

The patent system…added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius, in the discovery and production of new and useful things –Abraham Lincoln (1859)   IP Theory, the Center for IP Research’s online, peer-edited, open-access intellectual property law publication, has recently released the first episode of its new podcast, Fire of Genius.  Fire of Genius brings scholars, practitioners,…

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Read About the IP Clinic’s Copyright 101 for Creators

The IU Maurer Intellectual Property Legal Clinic provides pro bono patent and trademark services to Indiana inventors and entrepreneurs while also providing valuable hands-on experience for 2L and 3L IP law students. One skill tangential to the practice of IP law is public communication. Clinic students build up that skill by engaging in at least…

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Read About Our Recent Outreach Event in Fort Wayne

  As the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s designated patent hub for Indiana, the CIPR prioritizes outreach to all regions of the state to spread the word about the pro bono patent matching service, PatentConnect, and the other pro bono IP resources available through the Maurer IP Legal Clinic. Since PatentConnect’s launch in 2015, the CIPR…

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