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February 26th, 2017

Prof. Hugh Hansen Joins Amicus Brief of IP Scholars in Impression Products v. Lexmark International

On February 23, 2017, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amicus curiae brief by  44 professors and scholars in support of Lexmark International in its Supreme Court case against Impression Products. in Impression Products v. Lexmark International. The professors argue that although patent exhaustion provides the baseline rule for sales of a patented product by a […]

February 24th, 2017

Prof. Hugh Hansen Joins Amicus Brief of IP Scholars in Oracle v. Google Fair Use Appeal (CAFC)

On February 17, 2017, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amicus curiae brief submitted by thirteen intellectual property scholars in support of the plaintiff-appellant, Oracle America, Inc., in Oracle Am. v. Google, Inc., 2017-1118 (Fed. Cir.). The appeal concerns the proper copyright fair use analysis as applied to computer software, specifically APIs. In supporting a reversal of […]

February 24th, 2017

Restore the Meaning of “Secondary Meaning”

Last June, in Converse v. ITC, the International Trade Commission (ITC) found that Wal-Mart, Skechers, and New Balance, among others, could copy an athletic shoe design – Converse’s Chuck Taylor – because it lacked “secondary meaning” to consumers, and therefore failed to qualify for trade dress protection under the Lanham Act. In trademark law, secondary […]

February 6th, 2017

Prof. Hugh Hansen Joins Amicus Brief of 11 Law Profs in Converse v. ITC (CAFC)

On February 3, 2017, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amicus curiae brief submitted by 11 Law Professors in support of the appellant, Converse, in Converse v. ITC, 2016-2497 (Fed. Cir.). The appeal concerns the ITC’s invalidation of Converse’s registered trademark in the mid-sole of its iconic Chuck Taylor All-Star shoe, and that further there was insufficient […]

December 30th, 2016

Prof. Hugh Hansen Joins IIPSJ Amici Brief in Blurred Lines Appeal (9th Cir.)

On December 28, 2016, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amicus curiae brief submitted by the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice; Musician and Composers; and Law, Music, and Business Professors in support of the appellee in the “Blurred Lines” case, Williams v. Gaye, 15-56880 (9th Cir.).  The appeal specifically concerns issues relating to the expert […]

December 19th, 2016

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Files Amicus Brief in Lee v. Tam (SCOTUS)

On December 16, Professor Hugh C. Hansen submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Respondent, Simon Tam, in the case Lee v. Tam (15-1293), which is currently before the Supreme Court of the United States. Prof. Hansen’s brief employs a legal realist perspective to advise the Court on important considerations relevant to both First […]

June 26th, 2016

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Joins IP Scholars Brief in Fox News v. TVEyes (2nd Cir.)

On June 22, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amici curiae brief submitted by thirteen intellectual property scholars in support of the plaintiff in the case Fox News Network v. TVEyes, Inc., 15-3886 (2d Cir.). The case concerns the scope of the fair use doctrine in copyright law as it applies to a paid service […]

May 14th, 2016

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Participates in CLIP’s 10th Annual Symposium

On May 13, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen participated in the 10th Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) Symposium. Prof. Hansen participated as a panelist on a session “Setting the Stage” before moderating a session discussing “Intellectual Property and Public Values.”  The session included a Kickstart Presentation by Jennifer L. Pariser (MPAA), followed by a […]

October 29th, 2015

A Conversation with Prof. Hugh C. Hansen and Prof. William E. Kovacic

On November 13, 2015, The John Marshall Law School will host Prof. Hugh C. Hansen and Prof. William E. Kovacic for a discussion on the IP-Antitrust Interface. Click here to register to attend in person. A live stream of the event will be available below: Speakers: William E. Kovacic Global Competition Professor of Law and […]

September 26th, 2015

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Speaks at John Marshall Roundtable Series

On September 25, 2015, John Marshall Law School hosted Prof. Hugh C. Hansen as part of their Faculty Scholarship Roundtable Series in Chicago, IL. Professor Hansen spoked on the topic “The Interplay between Antitrust and IP Law: A Legal Realist’s Perspective.”

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