History

Faculty Activity

David S. Welkowitz

Prof. David Welkowitz participated in a webinar hosted by the American Intellectual Property Law Association on February 4, 2015. The panelists discussed the pending Supreme Court case of B&B Hardware v. Hargis, which will determine whether Trademark Trial and Appeal Board rulings on likelihood of confusion made during registration proceedings are binding on a district court proceeding regarding a claim of infringement of the same trademark. Read article

The Power Trio of MBEs, Essays, and Performance Tests, (The National Jurist, February 2015).

Professor Manoj Mate presented "India's Participatory Model" at the 2015 AALS Comparative Law Session: "Comparative Law Expanded: Methodology and Public Law in Nontraditional Comparative Legal Systems," one of two papers selected from a call for papers. The panel was moderated by Intisar Rabb (Harvard), and panelists included Teemu Ruskola (Emory), Duncan Kennedy (Harvard), and Monica Eppinger (St. Louis). Read article

Betsy Rosenblatt

On November 7, 2014, Prof. Rosenblatt presented on “Creativity Without Law: Parallels and Future Research” at Case Western Reserve Law School. The Creativity Without Law conference brought together 14 scholars from around the world to discuss creative production communities that exist in the absence of, or in disregard for, formal intellectual property protection.

Kelley M. Mauerman

Inspirational "Real World" Assignments for Legal Writing Classes, Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, Stanford Law School, September 2014.

Betsy Rosenblatt

On September 19, 2014, Prof. Rosenblatt presented on the topic "Intellectual Property, Creativity, and a Sense of Belonging" at the David & Ann Brennan IP Scholars Forum in Akron, Ohio. The Forum provides an opportunity for a small group of prominent scholars to engage in intensive, high-level discussions on cutting-edge issues of intellectual property law.

Betsy Rosenblatt

On August 8, 2014, Prof. Rosenblatt presented on the topic of "Intellectual Property, Creativity, and a Sense of Belonging" at the IP Scholars' Conference in Berkeley, California. The IPSC is the largest annual gathering of intellectual property law scholars in the US.

Betsy Rosenblatt

On July 29, 2014, Prof. Rosenblatt participated in the USPTO Roundtable Discussion on the legal framework for the creation of remixes. The Roundtable discussion, which took place in Los Angeles, CA, was designed to provide the USPTO Internet Policy Task Force information on which to make policy recommendations.

Betsy Rosenblatt

On July 26, 2014, Prof. Rosenblatt presented on the topic of "Fans, Love, and the Law" at San Diego Cimic Con. SDCC is one of the biggest entertainment and media events in the world. She presented at the convention in her capacity as Legal Chair for the Organization for Transformative Works.

Presenter, "Voting Rights Post-Shelby: What Should Congress Do Now?," Law Week 2014, Los Angeles Law Library, May 2, 2014.

Presenter on panel, "Is Voting a Human Right?", Law Week 2014, Los Angeles Law Library, May 2, 2014.

Betsy Rosenblatt

Professor Betsy Rosenblatt published an article entitled "A Pretty Little Intellectual [Property] Problem" in the Spring 2014 issue of The Baker Street Journal. The article analyzes the result in the recent case of Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate, which concerns copyright in Sherlock Holmes.

William W. Patton

Amicus Curiae brief in opposition to review, California Supreme Court, Case Number S217779, April 2, 2014.

Kelley M. Mauerman

Bringing the "Real World" Into the First Year: Designing an Effective and Engaging Memo Problem, Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, March 2014.

Betsy Rosenblatt

“2013 Copyright Law Year in Review: New Trends and Predictions for the Future,” Beverly Hills Bar Association, March 28, 2014.

Rethinking the Participatory Model in Election Law, presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the Southern California Law and Social Science Forum, Whittier Law School, March 28, 2014.

William W. Patton

Comments, Suggested Modifications, and a Model Court Rule, Los Angeles Superior Court, March 26, 2014.

Three genetic parents — for one healthy baby, LA Times, 3.21.14 Read article

Deprivative Recognition, Nontraditional Marriages: Transgressive and Transformative Workshop, Wisconsin Law School (March 2014)

Betsy Rosenblatt

“The Adventure of the Shrinking Public Domain,” Whittier Law School Distinguished Speaker and Colloquium Series, March 18, 2014.

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