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 […]

October 20th, 2015

EPO Biotech Examiners Forum at Fordham Law

On October 19, the Fordham IP Institute, in conjunction with the European Patent Office, hosted a panel of EPO examiners to discuss recent developments in the biotech patent industry. The speakers and their respective topics can be found below: Moderator: John Richards, Ladas & Parry LLP Speakers: 1) Klaus-Peter Döpfer, PhD, Director, EPO Recent Procedural Changes […]

October 1st, 2015

SDNY Markman Hearing at Fordham Law

  On September 30, 2015, in recognition and celebration of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s 225th Anniversary, the Fordham IP Institute, in conjunction with the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA), hosted a Markman claim construction hearing presided over by the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff. The hearing was part of the […]

October 1st, 2015

Nicholas Bartelt Publishes Article on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

The August-September Issue of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) Report featured an article by Senior Fellow Nicholas Bartelt discussing the recent litigation concerning public performance rights in pre-1972 sound recordings.  Read the full article, entitled What About Us? Pre-1972 Sound Recordings, Music Licensing, and Recording Artists’ Public Performance Rights in the Wake […]

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.”

August 20th, 2015

Fordham Student IP Resources FY2015-16

Students looking to focus on intellectual property law have a variety of resources at hand both through Fordham Law School as well as through various local and national organizations.  In addition to the many IP-related courses offered at Fordham throughout the year, students can also take advantage of the various Fordham-based institutes such as the Fordham IP […]

July 30th, 2015

USPTO Patent Quality Overview at Fordham Law School

The Fordham IP Institute, in conjunction with the NYIPLA and the USPTO, hosted a “Patent Quality Overview” on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Fordham University School of Law. Valencia Martin Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), along with other USPTO Executives  provided an overview of the agency’s Enhanced Patent Quality […]

July 22nd, 2015

Patent Quality Roundtable with USPTO and NYIPLA

On July 29, 2015, the Fordham IP Institute, in conjunction with the NYIPLA and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), hosted the USPTO Patent Quality Overview. Valencia Martin Wallace, USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality, along with other USPTO Executives provided an overview of the agency’s Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative. Mark Bloomberg, Esq. (Zuber Lawler […]

June 18th, 2015

Prof. Hansen Files Amicus Brief in In re Tam (Federal Cir.)

In June, Prof. Hansen filed an amicus brief in the sua sponte hearing en banc ordered by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re: Simon Shiao Tam. The hearing followed from the Federal Circuit panel decision taken on appeal from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). The case presented the […]

March 25th, 2015

Managing IP’s Twitter Q&A with Prof. Hansen

On March 25, 2015, Prof. Hugh Hansen participated in a Twitter Q&A organized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. The Storify below captures highlights from the Q&A. [View the story “Twitter Q&A with Professor Hugh Hansen” on Storify]

March 11th, 2015

Prof. Hugh Hansen Interview on The Chad Hartman Show

On March 11, 2015, Prof. Hansen was interviewed on The Chad Hartman Show (830 WCCO – CBS Radio – Minnesota, MN). The radio interview concerned the recent ruling in Williams v. Bridgeport Music, Inc., 2015 WL 4479500 (C.D. Cal. July 14, 2015) i.e. the “Blurred Lines” decision. On March 10, a California federal jury ordered Robin Thicke and […]

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