On March 5th, the Northwestern School of Law will be holding its fifth annual IP symposium entitled "New Rules for a New Day - Examining Recent Trends in IP Law." Sharon Barner, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director of the USPTO, will be giving a keynote speech. Topics for the symposium include:
- The Patenting of Social Interactions: Bilksi Before the Supreme Court
- Trademark and Copyright in the Days of Internet: The Google Influence
- Who Defines the Law?: USPTO Rule Making Authority
- Redefining "Free": a Look at Open Source Software Management
Symposium speakers include academics and practitioners from the Chicago area.
The event itself is free to the public and Northwestern is also offering up to four CLE credits for the State of Illinois (one credit for each panel attended), for a fee of $200. This should be a quality event for those interested.
More information about the Northwestern IP Syposium can be found here.