2008-2009 Events
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2009 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable
February 27-28, 2009

In spring 2009, the Drake Intellectual Property Law Center will bring intellectual property and technology law scholars to the Drake campus again from around the world to present their works-in-progress. This interdisciplinary roundtable provides academics with a forum for sharing their latest research and an opportunity for peer networking. Because the event does not include concurrent sessions, presentation slots are limited and are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. More information is available here.

WIPO Comes to Iowa
March 12, 2009

This panel brings together representatives of the World Intellectual Property Organization to introduce the organization’s activities. Titled “WIPO Comes to Iowa,” the panel features Todd Larson, WIPO’s senior counselor; David Reed, WIPO’s senior PCT consultant; and Dr. Janaé Lehman Bell, a biotechnology expert and an associate with McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC. The participants provides an overview of WIPO and the Patent Cooperation Treaty. They also discuss the latest developments concerning patent law harmonization and the WIPO Development Agenda.

Seminar in International Intellectual Property Law
Kent R. Stevens (LW'84), Special Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Washington, D.C.
"Section 337 and International Intellectual Property Litigation"
April 22, 2009

Kent Stevens specializes in international trade aspects of intellectual property litigation, with particular focus on Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He also focuses on proceedings relating to ITC investigations before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Stevens has more than 20 years of experience with Section 337 litigation before the ITC. He is a former president of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and a frequent speaker on international trade issues relating to IP litigation. He is also the former editor-in-chief of the 337 Reporter and founder of the 337 Reporter Summer Associate Edition. He earned his B.A., M.P.A., and J.D. from Drake University and an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Seventh Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
May 27-29, 2009

In 2008, China overtook the United States to claim the world's largest online population. Boasting more than 200 million netizens, China's Internet developments has emerged as one of the most exciting, yet challenging research topics. Co-founded in 2003 by Peter Yu, this annual conference features multidisciplinary presentations from communications scholars, policy analysts, industry leaders, journalists and legal practitioners from around the world.  More information is available here.

Second Summer Institute in Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Agricultural Sciences June 1-2, 2009

Strategically located in Central Iowa, which some have called the Silicon Valley of biotechnology, this annual gathering of biotechnology experts seeks to promote a deeper understanding of complex intellectual property issues in the academy, among practicing bar members and within the industry. This uniquely designed event brings together industry leaders, policymakers, and academics to engage in a constructive dialogue on cutting edge issues in the biotechnology area. More information is available here.

The Age of Digital Convergence: An East-West Dialogue on Law, Media, and Technology
Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong
June 12-13, 2009

The convergence of media and technology has presented multi-faceted challenges to our society. This timely event brings together Asian and Western scholars to examine how law, media, and technology interact with each other in a rapidly-changing digital environment. Following the recent successful conference in Turku, Finland, this conference continues the IPLC's global outreach efforts. For more information, visit the conference website.

The Copyright Industries and Intellectual Property
South China University of Technology Law School
Guangzhou, China
June 15, 2009

Held in conjunction with the South China University of Technology Law School and the Copyright Bureau of Guangzhou Municipality, this workshop brings together intellectual property and technology law professors from China, Canada, and the United States. The event aims to foster greater exchange between U.S. academics on the one hand and government officials, lawyers and academics in China on the other. 

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