The Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review (SCIPR) is a Chicago-Kent-hosted conference designed to provide intellectual property practitioners, jurists, legal academics, and law students with a review of IP cases from the U.S. Supreme Court’s previous Term, a preview of cases on the docket for the upcoming Term, and a discussion of cert. petitions to watch. Information on SCIPR 2013—which will be held Thursday, September 26—can now be found here.
The Honorable Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will give this year’s keynote address, titled “Is it Time to Abolish the Federal Circuit’s Exclusive Jurisdiction in Patent Cases?” The conference will cover the six IP cases decided during the 2012 Term:
• Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (patentability of human DNA sequences)
• Bowman v. Monsanto Company (patent exhaustion in second generation of genetically modified seeds)
• Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (international copyright exhaustion)
• Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc. (impact of covenant-not-to-sue on declaratory judgment jurisdiction in trademark cases)
• Gunn v. Minton (Federal Circuit jurisdiction over patent malpractice claims)
• FTC v. Actavis, Inc. (antitrust and reverse payments to settle patent litigation)
Additionally, Chicago-Kent’s own Carolyn Shapiro will moderate a session previewing cert. petitions to watch in the 2013 Term.
Click here for a complete list of speakers and here for the conference agenda. Registration is $35 for the general public, $15 for outside academics and students, and free for Chicago-Kent faculty and students.