News from the Center for Intellectual Property Research
- Recent faculty scholarship
- Academic programs
- Leadership in pro bono IP
- Trying a complex patent case by Zoom
- PATENT LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (forthcoming 2021) (with Sichelman et al.).
- RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON TRADEMARK LAW REFORM (edited volume) (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2021) (with Dinwoodie).
- Examining Functionality, in Graeme B. Dinwoodie & Ansgar Ohly (eds.), INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN TRANSITION (Cambridge Univ. Press, forthcoming 2021).
- UNDERSTANDING COPYRIGHT LAW, 7th ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2019).
- UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2021).
- Fair use comme utilisation transformatrice: son évolution et son avenir aux Etats-Unis, 73 Propriétés Intellectuelles 17 (2019).
- Fair Use, Transformative Use, and the First Amendment, in Intellectual Property Right and Human Rights, 4th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2020).
- Mental Health Chatbots, in Katherine Strandburg, Brett Frischmann, and Michael Madison (eds.), PRIVACY AS KNOWLEDGE COMMONS GOVERNANCE (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2020).
- Trust and Bias in Artificial Intelligence: An Overview, in Anselm Kamperman Sanders & Christopher Heath (eds.), INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION - A DATA-DRIVEN ECONOMY (Kluwer Law, forthcoming 2020).
- Powerhouse: A Comparative Analysis of Blockchain-Enabled Smart Microgrids, 45 J. CORP. L. ___ (forthcoming 2020) (with Scott J. Shackelford).
- Empirical Studies of Patent Pools, in Ben Depoorter, Peter Menell, and David Schwartz (eds.), RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, VOL. II (Edward Elgar, 2019).
IP Clinic Workshop
Intellectual property clinical professors from across the country gathered virtually this summer for the second annual Intellectual Property Clinic Workshop, organized by Indiana Law’s IP Clinical Director, Norm Hedges, and the University of Notre Dame’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic Director, Jodi Clifford. Topics included: providing clinical instruction in a virtual setting, the use of software and technology in the clinic, and best practices for filing trademark applications.
Pharmaceutical Innovations: Patents and the Politics of COVID-19
The Center for IP Research, Eli Lilly, and Roche co-hosted a virtual panel discussion on the role of the Bayh-Dole Act in ensuring development of, and access to, new treatments and diagnostics relating to COVID-19. Panelists included Danica Hostettler, Assistant General Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly & Company (moderator); Joseph Allen, Founder and Executive Director, The Bayh-Dole 40 Coalition; Patty Martin, President & CEO, BioCrossroads; Robert Sahr, Counsel, Wolf Greenfield; and Jacob Sherkow, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law.
Hosted by Professor Marshall Leaffer, this year’s IP Colloquium focused on international IP issues and hosted eight distinguished scholars:
- Irene Calboli, Texas A&M University School of Law, "Bridging the Trans-Atlantic Divide: How and Why Protecting Geographical Indications Could Also Benefit the United States"
- Marketa Trimble, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, "Conflicts of Laws, Geoblocking, and Intellectual Property"
- Mary LaFrance, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, "Public Art, Public Space, and the Panorama Right"
- Daryl Lim, UIC John Marshall School of Law, "Saving Substantial Similarity"
- Uma Suthersanen, Queen Mary University of London, "The Brompton Bicycle Decision: EU Copyright Jurisprudence on Shapes"
- Jeanne Fromer, NYU School of Law, "Trademark Depletion in the United States and Europe: Empirical Studies"
- Srividhya Ragavan, Texas A&M University School of Law "Trade and Public Health in the Post-COVID World"
- Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, "Content Moderation Remedies"
Beyond the USPTO: Practicing IP in the Federal Government
The IP Association and the Center for IP Research hosted a panel discussion about practicing intellectual property law in the federal government featuring practitioners with experience practicing IP for the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, NASA, and more. Panelists were Mark Dvorscak, Professor of Acquisition Management–Intellectual Property, Defense Acquisition University; Richard Gray, Director, Intellectual Property Cadre, U.S. Dept. of Defense; Jennifer Mahalingappa, Senior Patent Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Energy; and Brian Lally (’01), Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, U.S. Dept. of Energy (moderator) .
The IP Clinic is certified for patents and trademarks in the USPTO’s clinic certification program. Clinical Associate Prof. Norm Hedges directs the clinic, assisted by Adjunct Prof. Chelsey McCory (associate, Faegre Drinker Biddle) (patents) and Adjunct Prof. Brad Maurer (partner, Dentons) (trademarks, copyrights).
The Maurer School of Law is also home to the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, directed by Clinical Prof. Mark Need.
In partnership with the USPTO, the Center operates PatentConnect, a service that matches inventors in Indiana and Kentucky in need of pro bono patent assistance with volunteering patent attorneys. The Center works actively with law firms to recruit volunteer attorneys and to help support PatentConnect administration. It also works with organizations that support entrepreneurship and economic development in Indiana and Kentucky.
When IU’s spring 2020 classes converted to remote learning in mid-semester, Prof. Don Knebel transformed his Patent Trial Practice class into a cutting-edge experiment on virtual jury trials. Students (acting as lawyers), witnesses, and jurors all participated in the mock patent jury trial remotely. Hon. James R. Sweeney II (US District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana) presided remotely from his chambers in Indianapolis. Read more about the trial here.