On Thursday, September 13, Chicago-Kent hosted the 2012 Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review (SCIPR), a conference highlighting intellectual property cases from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2011 Term and previewing significant IP cases in the upcoming 2012 Term. Two Chicago-Kent faculty members, Lori Andrews
and Carolyn Shapiro
, participated in panels at the conference. Visit the conference’s home page
for the conference schedule, panelist biographies, and audio transcripts of the featured Supreme Court cases. See the prior posts “SCIPR Highlights, Part 1
” and “SCIPR Highlights, Part 2
” for more on the conference. The following summary outlines the colloquy on New Initiatives of the Copyright Office.
The Honorable Maria Pallante, the 12th Register of Copyrights and Director of the US Copyright Office, took part in a colloquy titled “New Initiatives of the Copyright Office.” Pallante highlighted several of the Copyright Office’s current projects and objectives, many of which can be read in her article, “Priorities and Special Projects of the United States Copyright Office: October 2011-October 2013,” which can be read online at www.copyright.gov. The colloquy was moderated by Bart Lazar, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Chicago-Kent alumnus.