Chicago-Kent and Loyola Intellectual Property Colloquium

Chicago-Kent College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law jointly sponsor and host the Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium. The Colloquium promotes discussion of a range of issues in intellectual property and cyberspace law.

Each year, during the Spring academic semester, Chicago-Kent and Loyola invite six nationally renowned intellectual property scholars to Chicago  to present and discuss their current research projects before intellectual property faculty from Chicago-area law schools, prominent intellectual property practitioners, and selected students from Chicago-Kent and Loyola (“Chicago IP Colloquium Fellows“).

These presentations usually take place on every second Tuesday during the Spring semester from 4:10 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., with the location alternating between Chicago-Kent and Loyola.

If you are a student at Chicago-Kent or Loyola who is interested in participating in the Colloquium, please click here.  Student Fellows meet with Colloquium Faculty from Chicago-Kent and Loyola one week before each presentation to discuss the draft paper that the invited scholar will present.  To read more about the Colloquium Faculty from Chicago-Kent and Loyola, please click here.

SPEAKERS FOR THE SPRING 2021
CHICAGO IP COLLOQUIUM

We are pleased to announce the six scholars who will discuss their works in progress in Spring 2021:

January 26, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Online class
W. Keith Robinson, SMU Dedman School of Law
Paper: Artificial Intelligence and Access to the Patent System

February 9, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Online class
Jessica Silbey, Boston University School of Law
Paper: Chapter 2 – “Equality” in Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age

March 2, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Online class
Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton, Bar-Ilan University School of Law
Paper: An Empirical Study of Gender and Race in Trademark Prosecution

March 16, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Online class
Trevor Reed, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Paper: Creative Sovereignties

March 30, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Online class
Margaret Chon, Seattle University School of Law
Paper: The Indians Who Were Not Heard and the Band that Must Not Be Named: Racial Formation and Social Justice in Intellectual Property

April 13, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson (Corboy Law Center), Online class
Oskar Liivak, Cornell Law School
Paper: If you cite Funk Bros., cite Frankfurter

A copy of the paper to be presented will be posted on this website approximately two weeks before each presentation.

Papers presented and discussed at past Colloquia are available here.

Contact Information

Questions or comments regarding the Colloquium should be directed to Professor Ed Lee, Chicago-Kent College of Law (elee@kentlaw.iit.edu) or Professor Cynthia Ho, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (intellectual-property@luc.edu).

If you would like to be reminded of the presentation a few days in advance and/or informed of the posting of each paper, please email elee@kentlaw.iit.edu or cho@luc.edu.