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.


We are pleased to announce the six scholars who will discuss their works in progress in Spring 2018:

January 23, 2018
Professor Paul Gugliuzza, Boston University School of Law
Paper: “The Procedure of Patent Eligibility”

February 6, 2018
Professor Matthew Kugler, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Paper: “Trade Secret Privacy Expectations”

February 20, 2018
Professor Lydia Loren, Lewis & Clark Law School
Paper: “Law, Money and Art”

March 20, 2018
Professor Peter Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law
Paper: “A Critique of Intellectual Property Law and Policy”

April 3, 2018
Professor Alexandra Roberts, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Paper: “Trademark Failure to Function”

April 17, 2018
Professor Kali Murray, Marquette University Law School
Paper: “Infrostructure”

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 ( or Professor Cynthia Ho, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (

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 or