2015-2016 Colloquium and Distinguished Speaker Series

The Center for Intellectual Property regularly brings distinguished speakers in intellectual property to campus to provide insights into cutting-edge issues that face intellectual property lawyers in the 21st century.

Spring 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Cynthia Ho, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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Cynthia Ho, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Drug Rehab: Better Drug Development Laws Based on Understanding Cognitive Biases

Professor Ho will discuss how scholars and policy makers are vulnerable to mistaken assumptions about drug development, which lead to misguided legal policies. Her talk will discuss some of these assumptions, show how and why they are perpetuated despite contrary evidence, and propose possible steps to modify patent policy in light of this new understanding.

*Whittier Law School, provider 2076, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and as such, certified that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 0.75 hours general MCLE credits.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ari Ezra Waldman, New York School of Law

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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Distinguished Speaker in Privacy Law
Ari Ezra Waldman, New York School of Law
Designing Privacy Policies

Law concerning online privacy policies almost exclusively focus on the policies’ content, but physical design – what the policy looks like on a user interface – may manipulate individuals’ behavior far more than the substance of the policies’ disclosures. In this talk, Professor Waldman will present the results of a study suggesting that privacy policy design manipulates individuals into giving up their personal data and will discuss ways in which the law can better protect individuals against manipulative and unfair privacy and data use practices.

*Whittier Law School, provider 2076, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and as such, certified that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 0.75 hours general MCLE credits.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

David Welkowitz, Whittier Law School

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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David Welkowitz, Whittier Law School
Trademark Trial And Appeal Board, Meet the Constitution

As an administrative tribunal that decides whether trademarks can be registered (or whether registrations should be cancelled), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) is often called upon to decide questions of constitutionality—particularly First Amendment questions, as demonstrated recently by Blackhorse v. Pro Football (the “Washington Redskins” case) and In re Tam (the “Slants” case). Yet the TTAB has held that it is as an administrative body it is not empowered to decide such questions. Professor Welkowitz will discuss why this holding is incorrect and why the TTAB is more powerful than it thinks it is.

*Whittier Law School, provider 2076, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and as such, certified that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 0.75 hours general MCLE credits.


Fall 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Andrew Gilden, Stanford University Law School Thomas C. Grey Fellow

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
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Andrew Gilden, Stanford University Law School Thomas C. Grey Fellow
Raw Materials & the Creative Process

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Art Neill, New Media Rights Teri Karobonik, New Media Rights

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
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Art Neill & Teri Karobonik, New Media Rights
Office of the Fair Use Wizard: Creators, Technology and Fair Use in the Digital Age