Chicago-Kent College of Law launches its annual review of intellectual property cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Leading members of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, intellectual property practice, academia, and the judiciary will review the Supreme Court IP cases decided this past term—American Needle, Inc. v. NFL; Bilski v. Kappos, and Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick. Participants will also discuss cert petitions to watch and preview cases on the docket for the next term, including Costco v. Omega, S.A., and Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n, a First Amendment case involving California’s restrictions on violence in video games.
Speakers include the Honorable James B. Zagel, judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Jeffrey M. Carey, general counsel of American Needle, Inc.; Donald Chisum, author of Chisum on Patents, Patent Law Digest and Chisum Patent Law Reference Guides; Roy T. Englert, Jr., of Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP (counsel for Costco); Scott E. Gant of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Thomas C. Goldstein of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and publisher of SCOTUSblog; Deborah Jones Merritt, John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University (court-appointed amicus in Reed Elsevier); Randal C. Picker, Paul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Chicago Law School; and Paul M. Smith of Jenner & Block LLP (counsel for Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association).
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