The Global Reach of the Center for Intellectual Property Research
October 14, 2019
Faculty research in international IP issues
- Marshall Leaffer is at work on a new book on international IP law, and he spoke at numerous international IP scholarly symposia in the U.S. and Europe in 2019.
- Mark Janis is researching comparative aspects of the enforcement of design rights.
- Mike Mattioli is exploring international and comparative dimensions of data law and policy in much of his research into innovation in areas such as autonomous vehicles and assistive technology.
- Yvonne Cripps continues her work on the intersection of law and biotechnology with an international focus.
Fall 2019 IP Colloquium: International IP Scholarship
Hosted by Marshall Leaffer, this year's colloquium, "International Issues in Intellectual Property Law," welcomed five distinguished scholars to campus:
- Irene Calboli (Texas A&M) “The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Comparative and Critical Perspectives”
- Sapna Kumar (University of Houston) “Increasing Technical Expertise in Patent Litigation”
- Peter Yu (Texas A&M) “TRIPS and Its Contents”
- Daryl Lim (UIC John Marshall) “Futurecasting”
- Timothy Holbrook (Emory) “The New Extraterritoriality in Patent Law”
International faculty affiliates
The Center for Intellectual Property Research is fortunate to have affiliations with IP faculty at Jindal Global Law School (India) and National Chengchi University (Taiwan).
Stewart Fellows Global Externship Program
The law school’s Stewart Fellows Global Externship Program has placed rising 2L Maurer IP law students in fully-funded summer positions with IP firms in Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam. Maurer Global Advisory Board Members Tom Treutler (Tilleke & Gibbins) and Scott Palmer (Perkins Coie) have been crucial in providing Maurer students with opportunities to experience sophisticated aspects of international IP practice across Asia.
"Gaining intellectual property experience at a law firm in Thailand was incredibly valuable for my career and intellectual property studies," said Payton Hoff, who spent the summer at Tilleke & Gibbins. "Not only did I feel prepared going into my second year with some intellectual property law knowledge under my belt, but doing real work for real clients in intellectual property law reminded me why I was interested in intellectual property law in the first place."
International Patent Drafting Competition
A team of Indiana Law IP law students (Weichih Hsu, Xingyi Tao, and Nick Wheeler) took first prize in the 2019 International Patent Drafting Competition. The team was coached by IP Law Clinic Director Norm Hedges.
Oxford International IP Law Moot
The Law School's IP students regularly participate in the Oxford International IP Law Moot. The 2019 Oxford Intellectual Property Moot Court team (Sarah Eddy and Nick Palmieri) advanced to the oral arguments round in Oxford, the only U.S. team to do so.
"Participating in the Oxford International IP Moot Competition was a highlight of my law school experience," Eddy said. "The opportunity to collaborate with and learn from such a diverse group of law students was a unique experience that exposed me to different legal systems and helped develop my cross-cultural communication skills. And, importantly, strategizing and arguing an interesting international IP case was invaluable in fostering my growth as an IP practitioner in an increasingly global market." Eddy is now an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in Austin, Tex.
International graduate students
The Law School continues its long tradition of hosting numerous international students in its LLM, SJD, and exchange programs. Many of these students choose to focus on international IP law.