- Research: Center faculty publish on topics from IP law to cutting-edge law and tech
- Events: Center hosts events on international IP law and other current topics
- New faculty: Addition of two faculty members puts Law School in a leadership position in law and tech
- Law & tech: Law School's newest program draws on strength in many disciplines, including IP
- Pro bono: The Center’s innovative pro bono IP programs continue to break new ground
- Marshall Law: Celebrating the work of Prof. Marshall Leaffer
- RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON TRADEMARK LAW REFORM (Elgar 2021) (with Dinwoodie).
- PATENT LAW: AN OPEN ACCESS CASEBOOK (2021) (with Sichelman).
- Interfaces in Plant Intellectual Property, in WILKOF & CALBOLI, OVERLAPPING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 2d ed. (forthcoming 2022).
- UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (Carolina Academic Press forthcoming 2022) (with Trimble and LaFrance).
- Book Chapter “Fair Use, Transformative Use, and the First Amendment” in TORREMANS, ET AL., INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS, 4th ed. (Wolters Kluwer 2020).
- THE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF INTELLIGENCE: THE WORLD OF SPYCRAFT AND THE LAW OF NATIONS (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2022).
- THE RIGHTS TO PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION IN TIMES OF ARMED CONFLICT (NATO CCDCOE, forthcoming 2022).
- Insuring Evolving Technology, 28 CONN. INS. L.J. (forthcoming 2021).
- The Reasonable Intelligence Agency, 47 YALE J. INT’L L. (forthcoming 2021).
- Public Policy and the Insurability of Cyber Risk, 6 J.L. & TECH. TEX. (forthcoming 2021).
- The Rights to Privacy and Data Protection Under International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law in Kolb, Gaggioli & Kilibarda, RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN LAW: FURTHER REFLECTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2021).
- ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE AS A COMMONS (forthcoming, 2022) (with co-editors Raymond and Steinberg).
- Mental Health Chatbots, in Strandburg, Frischmann, and Madison, eds., PRIVACY AS KNOWLEDGE COMMONS GOVERNANCE (Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2021).
- Second Thoughts on FDA’s Covid-Era Mental Health App Policy, HOUS. J. OF HEALTH L. & POLICY (forthcoming 2021).
- Powerhouse: A Comparative Analysis of Blockchain-Enabled Smart Microgrids, 45 J. CORP. L. (forthcoming 2021) (with Shackelford).
- Possessing Intangibles, 116 NW. U. L. REV. (forthcoming 2022).
- Escaping Circularity: The Fourth Amendment and Property Law, 81 MD. L. REV. (forthcoming 2022).
- Tangibility as Technology, 37 GA. ST. L. REV. 671 (2021).
- Clerkships and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Mitch Feldhake ’19, Willkie Farr & Gallagher (PTAB clerk 2019-2020)
- Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics (NCAA Antitrust and NIL issues)
Professors Kevin Brown, Don Knebel, and Shana Wallace, and IU Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach Ashley Williams
- Fall 2021 IP Colloquium
Hosted by Professor Marshall Leaffer, this fall’s colloquium focused on topics in international intellectual property law and related topics and featured:
- Irene Calboli, Texas A&M University School of Law: "The Role of Geological Indicators in Local Development"
- Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law: "Validating Transparency Reports"
- Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law: "The Problem of Duplicative Patent Litigation"
- Jeremy Sheff, St. John’s University School of Law: "The Canada Trademarks Database"
- Daryl Lim, UIC John Marshall School of Law: "Confusion Simplified"
- Lisa Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law: "Trademarks, Free Speech, and Inherently Valuable Expression"
- Marketa Trimble, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law: "Conflicts of Law, Geoblocking, and Intellectual Property
- “Marshall” Law: An Intellectual Property Law Workshop Honoring the Career of Professor Marshall Leaffer (see below)
New faculty: Addition of two faculty members puts Law School in a leadership position in law and tech
Dr. Asaf Lubin joined the IU Maurer School of Law faculty in fall 2020. He holds a dual degree in law and international relations (LLB/BA, magna cum laude, ’14) from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Master of Laws (LLM, ’15) and a Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD, ’20) degrees from Yale Law School. He is also a fellow at IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), an affiliated fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Federmann Cyber Security Research Center. He previously held a postdoctoral fellowship in cybersecurity policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a number of other government and academic positions.
Dr. Lubin’s research centers on the intersection of law and technology, particularly as it relates to the regulation of cybersecurity harms, liabilities, and insurance as well as policy design around governmental and corporate surveillance, data protection, and internet governance. His work draws on his experiences as a former intelligence analyst, Sergeant Major (Res.), with the IDF Intelligence Branch as well as his vast practical training and expertise in national security law and foreign policy.
João Marinotti joined the faculty in fall 2021. He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School (cum laude, 2020), an M.Phil. and an M.A. in linguistics from the City University of New York, Graduate Center (2021, 2017, respectively), an M.Sc. in cognitive science from the University of Edinburgh (2014, with Distinction), and a B.A. in linguistics from Columbia University (magna cum laude, 2013). He is an affiliated fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project and has worked with Harvard Law School’s Project on the Foundations of Private Law.
Professor Marinotti conducts research in the areas of law and technology, law and linguistics, property law, and private law theory. He focuses on the evolution and application of private law norms in the face of rapidly changing conceptualizations of technology. He also researches emerging methods of legal interpretation, including corpus linguistics and algorithmic approaches to legal language. Professor Marinotti has recently organized the Workshop on Private Law and Emerging Technology (2021) co-sponsored by the Yale Law School Information Society Project, Harvard’s Project on the Foundations of Private Law, and Yale’s Center for Private Law. His most recent article is forthcoming in the Northwestern University Law Review.
Collaborating with several other Law School research centers and individual faculty, the Center for IP Research has launched a law and technology program. The program will bring together a wide range of expertise from throughout the Maurer School of Law to create an integrated platform for research, academic collaborations, and student experiences. It will build on the Law School’s longstanding strengths in intellectual property law, cybersecurity, and studies of law, society, and culture. In the months ahead, we will roll out new courses and seminars, host law and technology events, and continue to promote research on the complex and dramatic interaction between technological change and legal principles.
The Center remains a national leader in pro bono IP services through its IP clinic and its PatentConnect network.
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law is home to the IP Clinic, which is certified for patents and trademarks in the USPTO’s clinic certification program—a distinction awarded to fewer than 10 percent of the nation’s law schools. Clinical Prof. Norm Hedges directs the clinic, assisted in recent semesters by Adjunct Prof. Jessica Van Dalen (partner, Faegre Drinker) (patents)), Adjunct Prof. Alyssa Eckerley (associate, Faegre Drinker (patents)), Adjunct Prof. Allan Sternstein (retired IP litigator with extensive experience supervising IP clinical work (litigation)) and Adjunct Prof. Brad Maurer (partner, Dentons) (trademarks, copyrights)).
In partnership with the USPTO, the Center operates the PatentConnect program, a service that matches inventors in Indiana and Kentucky in need of pro bono patent assistance with volunteering patent attorneys. The Center works 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. The PatentConnect network leads the nation in certified pro bono patent application filings.
In recent semesters, the IP Clinic has continued to maintain one of the busiest patent dockets in the country among pro bono IP Clinics, while also expanding its trademark registration practice. The Clinic also represented a start-up company in a patent litigation matter, winning dismissal at the district court.
In October, the Center hosted "'Marshall' Law – An Intellectual Property Law Workshop Honoring the Career of Professor Marshall Leaffer." We welcomed (virtually) several of the nation's most prominent intellectual property law scholars to present new work inspired by Marshall’s scholarship. Presenters addressed topics in copyright, trademark, patent, and other aspects of international intellectual property law. Presenters included:
- Daniel Gervais, Vanderbilt University Law School
- Mary LaFrance, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
- Ysolde Gendreau, University of Montreal Faculty of Law
- Rochelle Dreyfuss, New York University School of Law
- Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law
- Kevin Collins, Washington University School of Law
- Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law
- Tyler Ochoa, Santa Clara University School of Law
- Graeme Dinwoodie, University of Chicago–Kent College of Law
- Jerome Reichman, Duke University School of Law
- Peter Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law
- Daryl Lim, University of Illinois–Chicago School of Law
- Ruth Okediji, Harvard University Law School
- Margaret Chon, Seattle University School of Law
- Martin Adelman, The George Washington University
Law School essays and podcast interviews from the workshop will be published in a special issue of the online journal IP Theory. Professor Leaffer plans to take emeritus status starting in 2022, but will remain active as a teacher and scholar as part of the Center for IP Research community.