2011-2012 Events
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Changing Conditions, Rethinking Rules: A Roundtable on Intellectual Property Law and Policy

Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
January 7, 2012
This roundtable brings together intellectual property scholars and practitioners from around the world to share their perspectives on this rapidly changing body of law. What are the hot topics in the area? How should the law change in light of changing social, economic, technological and global conditions? How can we rethink the future of law and technology? This event will focus on cutting-edge issues that inform intellectual property practice in Hong Kong and mainland China, in particular how local practitioners can respond to challenges created by these new issues. More information is available here.

Appropriation Art + Copyright Challenges

Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, Drake University
January 30, 2012
This interdisciplinary panel examines copyright issues relating to appropriation and sampling in art, music and film. It explores the notions of originality and creativity, the boundaries of copyright law as well as the creative and legal challenges confronting professional and amateur artists.

Moderated by Prof. Peter Yu, the panel features David J. Bright, Esq., Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O’Brien, P.C. and President, Iowa Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; Prof. Megan M. Carpenter, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law; Michael Kowalski, composer and pianist; and Prof. Doris Estelle Long, John Marshall Law School.

Intellectual Property Law Center's 5th Anniversary Gala

Drake University Law School
February 20, 2012
In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Intellectual Property Law Center, this gala event brings to the Drake campus judges, academics, practitioners and alumni in the intellectual property field. Serving as the distinguished keynote speaker is Chief Judge Randall Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. More information is available here.

2012 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable

Drake University Law School
March 30-31, 2012
This interdisciplinary roundtable brings to the Drake campus IP and technology law scholars from around the world. The event provides academics with a forum for sharing their latest research and an opportunity for peer networking. More information is available here.

Understanding the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Wendy K. Marsh, Esq., Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O'Brien, P.C.
April 3, 2012, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

This lecture provides an overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty.  Concluded in 1970, this treaty enables an inventor to seek patent protection for his or her invention simultaneously in a large number of countries by filing an "international" patent application.  PCT applications can be filed by anyone who is a national or resident of a contracting state.

Wendy Marsh (PH’1990, LW’94) is a shareholder in the Intellectual Property Department of Nyemaster Goode law firm in Des Moines. She practices primarily in the area of intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. She is a past chair of the Iowa Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section and past president of the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association.

More information is available here.

10th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference

Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California
May 21-23, 2012
In 2008, China overtook the United States to claim the world’s largest online population. Boasting more than 485 million netizens, China’s Internet developments have 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.

4th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law

Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland
May 24-25, 2012
This conference focuses on the role IP and communications laws play in the dissemination of information. Launched in 2008 at the University of Turku in Finland, this annual event is jointly organized with the University of Turku Faculty of Law, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Michigan State University College of Law and the IPR University Center in Finland. More information is available here.

The Future of Intellectual Property Workshop

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
June 1-2, 2012
Prior to the information age, intellectual property laws underwent change at a relatively slow and deliberative pace, often taking decades. Today, however, the Internet, the biotech revolution, computers and the increasing importance of abstract ideas have led to a fairly radical transformation in the perceived importance of intellectual property. Also emerging is a growing resistance to the further expansion of intellectual property and the evolution of alternative models that emphasize collaboration, sharing, and open access without the law playing as significant a role. Given the increasing role intellectual property laws have in establishing the rules for the future, this workshop seeks to examine what the future of intellectual property ought to be. It also explores and assesses the trends and emerging issues in the area. More information is available here.

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