We hope you enjoy the following report detailing the Fall 2023 activities, news, and events from the Center for Intellectual Property Research at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Hardly a week went by this semester without an engaging speaker or an activity for students.
The Center is pleased to have welcomed new affiliated faculty who study at the intersection of law and technology: Valena Beety (law and tech in criminal law) and Jenn Oliva (law and tech in health law).
We were honored that Maurer was named in the Fall 2023 edition of preLaw Magazine as one of the "20 Most Innovative Law Schools" for our IP Clinic’s NIL Initiative.
Watch for information inviting you to participate in the first ever Maurer Virtual IP Networking Mixer on Thursday February 1st, 2024 at 6pm Eastern, via Zoom!
As always, it’s a privilege to be a part of this prosperous IP community at Maurer with you!
Mark D. Janis Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law Director, Center for Intellectual Property Research
Keltie Haley '20 - Associate Attorney, Meitus Gelbert Rose
Rachael Taylor '20 - Associate Attorney, Frost Brown
Networking Event with ChIPs
Maurer's Chapter of ChIPs started out strong with a networking event to support incoming 1Ls in learning how to navigate meeting new people and interacting at parties. Senior Director of Career Services, Kate Caldwell, provided a tutorial and students were joined by the following regional practitioners who offered their insights and engaged with students:
Joel Tragesser - Partner, Quarles
Dan Long - Partner, Quarles
D. Michael Allen - Attorney, Allen Law
John Daerr - Chairman, Varbergs
Stacy A. Cole - Partner, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
Taylor Lavender '22 - Associate, Barnes & Thornburg
Cutting Edge Law & Tech Research Panel with Maurer Faculty
With an understanding of the critical importance of the subject matter to the legal profession, CIPR organized a panel open to all faculty whose research encompasses any aspect of law and technology. Held early in the fall semester, faculty were able to introduce themselves and share information about their research topics relating to Law & Technology. This offered a great opportunity for new and returning students to learn about the cutting-edge research that is being conducted by our esteemed faculty members as well as meet other students with interest in law and technology.
Faculty who presented included:
Sarah Jane Hughes
IP Practitioner-in-Residence Series
This fall, the Center hosted the following IP Practitioner-in-Residence talks:
John A. Cleveland Jr., PhD, Esq., General Patent Counsel, Assembly Biosciences, joined us to speak about Pharmaceutical Patent Practice. CIPR partnered with IU Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry for this talk.
Clark W. Lackert, Deputy General Counsel, World Trade Center Association, joined us to speak about Intellectual Property in Space. Co-sponsored by Maurer's Space Law Society.
Jeanne M. Gills, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, shared her expertise, information advice and practical examples from her career working as an IP attorney and in firm management. Co-sponsored by Maurer's chapter of ChIPs.
Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) at Maurer
Fall 2023's edition of preLaw Magazine named Maurer School of Law one of the "20 Most Innovative Law Schools" for the Center's NIL Initiative. The article featured coverage of the program, quotes from Professor Janis, along with photos with IU student athletes and Maurer law students.
Center Director, Mark Janis and IP Law Clinic Director, Norm Hedges visited Memorial Hall and met with IU Athletics to discuss how the IP Clinic's NIL Initiative, which pairs law students under Hedges' supervision with IU student athletes, can better support athletes with navigating their individual NIL deals and the current NIL landscape.
Today's NIL Landscape: A Panel Discussion
Maurer's Sports and Entertainment Society student organization collaborated with CIPR to organize the "Today's NIL Landscape" panel discussion.
Jayma Meyer, Visiting Clinical Professor from the Paul H. O’Neill school of Public and Environmental Affairs
Jeremy Gray, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications
Tyler Harris, Executive Director of Hoosiers for Good, a charitable NIL nonprofit
Meitus hosts Digital Music Law Panel
Adjunct ProfessorRobert Meitus '00moderated and participated in a panel discussion comprised entirely of Maurer alum working in the Music Law industry titled "Practicing Music Law in the Digital Era."
Jordan Gutglass’14, Senior Counsel, Eisner, Inc.
Leigh Isaac’15, Associate General Counsel, Secretly Group
Justin Sagnella’17, Attorney, Mark Music Law
Keltie Haley’20, Associate Attorney, Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP
Ramsey on SCOTUS Oral Arguments and Trademark Dispute
In November, CIPR along with the IP Association hosted University of San Diego Professor of Law Lisa P. Ramsey for a virtual talk on the Vidal v. Elster trademark dispute. She provided an overview and recap on the recent SCOTUS oral arguments.
Leaffer presents at Maurer International IP Event
Emeritus Professor Marshall Leaffer gave a talk on this year's SCOTUS ruling handed down on Abitran Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc. limiting a U.S. company's ability to recover damages for extraterritorial trademark infringement. His talk was sponsored by the International Law Society at Maurer with support by CIPR.
IP Professors Teach at Purdue, Rose-Hulman
Each semester, the IP professors make an effort to introduce aspects of intellectual property law to engineering students.
During the fall semester, Professors Hedges, Janis, and Knebel each returned to their respective engineering schools at Purdue to speak on intellectual property law. Professor Hedges spoke on patent law careers to several hundred students in ME; Professor Janis (with Professor Hedges) taught a session of a ChemE class; and Professor Knebel addressed EE students.
In Professor Stamper's IP for Engineers course at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Professor Hedges supervised a claim drafting project and Professor Janis taught a session of trademark law.
Back home at IU, Professor Janis was also pleased to make a return appearance to Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture, and Design Dean Peg Faimon's W200 Design Practice class, offered in the spectacular Mies van der Rohe building. Professor Janis taught a class session on intellectual property law protection for designs.
II. IP Theory Highlights
Volume 12 Issue 3: Notes from 2023 graduates Megan Wheeler, Scott Nolan, and Luke Steffe.
Volume 13 Issue 1:
Article "Taxation of Intellectual Property Litigation" by Chitra A. Ram, Associate at Mayer Brown.
Note "Direct to Consumer or Direct to All: Home DNA Tests and Lack of Privacy Regulations in the United States" by Karen Kukla '24
Fire of Genius Podcasts
Nine podcasts released this fall.
6 short-form episodes on IP topics from associates:
The Game of A-C Privilege as an In-House Patent Attorney
Is ChatGPT the Next Lawyer?
IP Lessons from Barbenheimer
Is IP Law Failing Independent Fashion Designers and Small Businesses?
Trends in Right to Repair
The Writer’s Strike
Three longer-form interviews:
A Discussion of Competition vs. Data Privacy Law In The EU with Marek Kobryń
Misleading Patent Signals with Professor Greg Reilly of Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Broader Impacts of Social Impacts of Innovation with Professor Peter Lee from University of California, Davis School of Law
III. IP Pro Bono Program Highlights
IP Law Clinic and Patent Connect Program
Students participating in our IP Law Clinic and PatentConnect program traveled to Evansville, IN to make a presentation to a group of local entrepreneurs and professors from the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College. The presentation included discussions about intellectual property and the pro bono services available through the IP Law Clinic and PatentConnect programs.
Our pro bono IP Law Clinic continues to be one of the busiest in the country. In November 2023 alone, three clinic clients received U.S. patents!
IV. Student News
IP Students Visit Indy Firms
In mid-November, 14 Maurer students, most of whom are 1Ls with a strong interest in intellectual property law, visited downtown Indy firms Barnes & ThornburgLLP and Faegre Drinker. The students were given tours and had ample time to interact with IP attorneys, many of whom are Maurer alumni.
ChIPs Maurer students attend Indianapolis ChIPs Fall Fashion Show
Members of our Maurer ChIPs chapter were invited to attend this year's Indianapolis ChIPs Fall Fashion Show event held at Barnes & Thornburg LLP on September 14th. Special thanks to the Indianapolis ChIPs chapter for extending this special invitation!
Moot Court Competitions
CIPR is pleased to share that we have students actively preparing for the following Moot Court competitions:
AIPLA 2023-2024 Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition
Policing Pregnancy “Crimes,” 98 NYU L. REV. ONLINE (2023) (with Valena Elizabeth Beety)
SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE (6th ed. 2023 Cum. Supp.) (with Paul C. Giannelli, Edward J. Imwinkelried, Jane Campbell Moriarty & Valena E. Beety)
Challenging Disability Discrimination in Clinical Algorithms, 53 HASTINGS CTR. REP. (2023) (with Elizabeth Pendo)
CIPR Affiliated Faculty and Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor, College of Law, National Chenchi University (Taiwan)
New Evaluation of Patent Infringement in the Cross-Border Divided Transactions-In terms of Patent Economic Value, 25 TUL. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. 105 (2023).
Destruction, Proportionality, and Sustainability: A Law-and-Economics Analysis, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 23-11 (2023), TEXAS INTELL. PROP. L. J. (forthcoming) (with Thomas F. Cotter)
Professor Valena Beety moderated the opening panel of the 2023 Just Data: Advancing the Innocence Movement, titled Innocence Worldwide: Uncovering and Exploring Wrongful Convictions on November 9, 2023.
Adjunct Prof. Greg Castanias '90 took part in the Members Consultative Group and Adviser’s Meeting for the in-progress Restatement of Copyright Law at the American Law Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 28, 2023.
Professor Mark Janis participated in the Patent Scholars Roundtable (January 2023, Vanderbilt Law), organized and participated in the Trademark Scholars Roundtable (February 2023, UCLA Law), presented on design patent issues to the US Patent and Trademark Office in March 2023 as part of the Office's External Speaker Series, presented on patent law at Purdue University's Davidson School of Chemical Engineering (September 2023), and presented on trademark law at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (November 2023).
Professor Michael Mattioli presented at the M3 IP Scholars Workshop for the University of Miami School of Law in May 2023.
Professor Jennifer D. Oliva presented her research at several conferences recently, including:
American Public Health Association (APHA) 2023 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, November 12, 2023
Center for Constitutional Law’s 2023 Constitutional Law Conference: Gender, Health & the Constitution, The University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OH, October 13, 2023
23rd Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (Eurocrim2023), Palazzo dei Congressi and Palazzo degli Affari, Florence, Italy, Sept. 6, 2023
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