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CIPP Seminars Series 2011-2012 – “3500 Footnotes Later: Is it All Patently Obvious Now?”

Speaker: Professor David Vaver, well known as the doyen of IP law in Canada, Professor Vaver developed the first Canadian IP course in the 70’s and has been deeply involved in legislative reform of Canadian and UK IP legislation. An Emeritus Fellow of St. Peter’s College at Oxford and former Director of the Oxford Intellectual […] Read more

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CIPP Seminar Series 2011-2012 – “Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law”

Speaker: Professor Jason Mazzone is the Gerald Baylin Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. He teaches Intellectual Property Law, Constitutional Law, and Legal History. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University, a master’s degree from Stanford University, and a master’s and doctorate from Yale University. He is a member of the […] Read more

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CIPP Seminars 2012-2013 in collaboration with Lallemand Inc. – Copyright as an Engine of Censorship

Speaker: Professor Peter Yu holds the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and is the founding director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Professor Yu is a leading expert in international intellectual property and communications law. He also writes and lectures extensively on […] Read more

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CIPP Seminars 2012-2013 in collaboration with Lallemand – The Future of Things: The Copyright Work as Legal Object

Speaker: Michael J. Madison is a Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Innovation Practice Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He specializes in the law, policy, and theory of intellectual property. His scholarship on intellectual property law, property theory, and commons has appeared in law reviews […] Read more

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CIPP Seminars 2012-2013 – Professor Matt Stahl – Property in the Job or Property in the Work? The Hollywood Talents Guilds, Technological Displacement, and the Development of the Re-Use Right

Speaker: Matt Stahl is an Assistant Professor of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario, where he is also a member of the Digital Labour Research Group; his PhD in Communication was awarded by the University of California, San Diego in 2006. Stahl’s research focuses on creative labour in the cultural industries. […] Read more

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CIPP Seminars 2012-2013 in collaboration with Lallemand – Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources

Speaker: Prof. Brett Frischmann, Professor of Law at the Cardozo Law School (New York). Prof. Frischmann’s expertise is in intellectual property and internet law. His presentation will focus on the topic of his newest book, Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources, which examines the relationships between infrastructural resources, property rights, commons and spillovers. From […] Read more

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Intellectual property and international trade in goods: North-american and european perspectives

This year’s topic is the interplay between distribution and intellectual property law. The latter plays an important role in transactions for goods and international trade agreements, and emerges as a difficult topic in Canada-Europe trade negotiations. Indeed, intellectual property permeates many transactions, and has to interact, sometimes with difficulty, with conventional property and other legal […] Read more

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CIPP Seminars 2012-2013, in collaboration with Lallemand Inc. – S. Serge Shahinian, PhD. – The evolution of patenting in the life sciences: Where have we come from and where are we going?

Thomas Jefferson, when drafting the definition of a patentable “invention” in 1793 (which persists today in slightly modified form), was likely unaware that someday inventors would be seeking patent protection for genes and proteins, therapeutic and diagnostic applications, and living material such as genetically-modified cells, plants and animals. It is for this reason that the […] Read more

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CIPP Seminar in collaboration with Lallemand Inc., and the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law – Copyright as a Publicity Right? Stories from the UK in the Nineteenth Century

Speaker: Dr. Elena Cooper Bio: Elena Cooper is Orton Fellow in Intellectual Property Law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and a Member of Cambridge University’s Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law. She is also currently a researcher at the Faculty of Law on the “Of Authorship and Originality” project funded by Humanities in the European […] Read more