Events: BookIT IP Series at IIT Chicago-Kent

Intellectual Property in Africa is the Focus of First Talk in BookIT IP Series at IIT Chicago-Kent (via IIT Today)

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Program in Intellectual Property Law will launch its 2014–15 BookIT intellectual property book talk series on September 8, 2014 with a discussion of two groundbreaking books on innovation and intellectual property in Africa. Programs in the series, which are free and open to the public, will be held at the law school, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in Chicago.

“Our BookIT talks are designed to present new and thought-provoking work by authors and researchers in the area of intellectual property, law and technology, or the Internet,” said IIT Chicago-Kent Professor Edward Lee, director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law. “We are pleased to have Professor de Beer as the inaugural speaker for our series.”

Other programs in the book talk series include:

October 2, 2014
University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor Michael J. Madison on Governing Knowledge Commons (Brett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison & Katherine J. Strandburg eds.) (forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2014)

November 10, 2014
Suffolk University Law School Professor Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property (forthcoming Stanford University Press, 2014)

February 23, 2015
Washington University at St. Louis Professor Neil Richards on Intellectual Privacy: Rethinking Civil Liberties in the Digital Age (forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2014)

April 2015
Professor Irene Calboli of Marquette University Law School and the National University of Singapore on Identities, Interests, and Intersections (Irene Calboli & Srividhya Ragavan eds.) (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2015)


IIT Event – Global Alumni Gathering: Our Imprint on Innovation

Global Alumni Gathering: Our Imprint on Innovation

September 19-20, 2014

“This event will celebrate IIT’s imprint on innovation at this seminal event where attendees can meet and network with alumni from around the world. Important topics such as energy, intellectual property, and innovation will be presented by distinguished alumni in an open forum that fosters collaboration in a collegial atmosphere that is uniquely IIT.”

Events – IIT Innovation Conferences

May 14-15 – IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference

The annual IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference connects thought leaders from industry, civic organizations, and government to explore how design can address the complicated problems facing society and business.

April 10 – 11 – The Benjamin Franklin Project to Host Conference On The “Infrastructures of Creativity”

“The Benjamin Franklin Project at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, will host an interdisciplinary conference on innovation.” Keynote speakers for the conference include Genevieve Bell, the Director of Interaction and Experience Research at Intel, Simona Maschi from the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design, as well as Historian Adrian Johns, Sociologists Paul Starr (Princeton) and Fred Block (UC-Davis), and Political Scientists Laura Hosman (IIT) and John Zumbrunnen (UW-Madison).

April 5 – TEDxIIT

Disruptive technology, drones and design are among the topics that will be discussed at the fourth annual TEDxIIT from 9 am-5 pm on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the IIT Tower Auditorium.



IPMM Student to Present “Intellectual Property and Design” at IIT Institute of Design

The students of the IPMM program are proud to announce that Seth TeBeest will be presenting his lecture “Intellectual Property and Design” at the IIT Institute of Design on April 22.  The presentation is part of the Institute of Design’s “In the Loop” lecture series.  His presentation will focus on providing an IP perspective to the design process.  Follow the link for more details.

Events – Third Annual Patent Wars: Return of the Patents, Feb. 26, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Chicago-Kent

Events – Third Annual Patent Wars: Return of the Patents, Feb. 26, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Chicago-Kent

Join the Chicago-Kent IPLS and the Chicago Bar Association for an exploration of the impact that NPEs have had on the patent litigation landscape.

Speakers include:

  • David Schwartz, Associate Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Gary Cunningham, Senior Counsel at Motorola Mobility
  • David Donoghue, Partner at Holland and Knight, Deputy Practice Group Leader of the IP Group
  • Matthew McAndrews, Partner at Niro, Haller & Niro