Professor Sean Flynn Discusses Copyright User Rights at Conference in Argentina

Prof. Sean Flynn gave a keynote address at an event on Rights and Regulations on the Internet sponsored by Creative Commons, Fundación Vía Libre, and FLASCO-Argentina. His talk discussed PIJIP's work with an international network of scholars to craft model legislation for the protection of user rights in copyright.

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Announcing the Launch of Creative Commons - USA

PIJIP is proud to announce that it is the new home of Creative Commons United States (CC-USA). CC-USA is the U.S. volunteer affiliate in the Creative Commons Affiliate Network. Join us on October 17, 2013 for the CC US launch party from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C.

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Prof. Jorge Contreras Quoted in Bloomberg Story on the Lastest in the Samsung-Apple Patent Disputes

Prof. Jorge Contreras

The Obama Administration has overturned the ITC ban on certain models of iPads and iPhones. The ITC had found that these particular models infringed Standards-Essential Patents, and had issued an order preventing Apple from importing them. PIJIP Professor Jorge Contreras was interviewed by Bloomberg news for their story on this development in the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent battles.

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Prof. Christine Farley Quoted in Computer World Story on Microsoft Trademark Loss

PIJIP Professor Christine Farley is quoted in story about a trademark in case in the UK concerning Microsoft's "SkyDrive" cloud storage service. The court found that SkyDrive infringed trademarks owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group. Prof. Farley told Computer World " "I'm sure [Microsoft] was aware of these marks, but the fact is, you really cannot choose a descriptive term or trademark that is clear worldwide."

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WCL Student Gregory Melus Wins First Prize in TPRC Paper Contest

Gregory Melus

Congratulations to WCL student Gregory Melus, whose paper "Trade Dress 2.0: Trademark Protects in Web Design What Copyright Does Not has won first prize in the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) Student Paper Contest.

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Jun 13: Biotechnology Patent Exhaustion - Unearthing the Roots of the Monsanto Seed Cases (Lecture by Jeremy de Beer)

Professor Jeremy de Beer, of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, will present a comparative analysis of Monsanto v. Bowman and a very similar 2004 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Monsanto v. Schmeiser. These two decisions of North America’s highest courts affirm the results of a series of cases commenced by Monsanto against farmers who plant its patented seeds without a license in various different circumstances.

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PIJIP Director Michael Carroll to Give Talk on Open Access to DOD-Funded Research

On June 11, PIJIP Director Michael Carroll will give a talk on "Public access to Department of Defense-Funded Research" at the Special Libraries Association 2013 Annual Conference and Info-Expo.

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Professor Contreras to Moderate Panel on Technology Standards and Patents at Northwestern University

Prof. Jorge Contreras

Professor Jorge Contreras will moderate a panel on standards and patents at Northwestern Law School's Sixth Annual Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The conference focuses on "high-quality research relevant to intellectual property (IP) protection, innovation, and entrepreneurship."

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PIJIP Dir. Michael Carroll to Speak at American Society for Engineer Education Annual Conference

On June 26, Michael Carroll will give a lecture on "Open Access and Open Educational Resources: The Internet's Growing Role in Scientific Communication and Education" at the American Society for Engineer Education annual conference.

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Op-ed by Professor Farley Published in Al Jazeera: Will thousands of new top level domains change the internet?

The process of introducing new generic top level domains is already underway. Generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, are the suffixes at the end of web addresses, such as .com, .org and .net. We could have as many as 1,400 new gTLDs sometime this year. While the gTLDs may be "just code" ... this development could radically change the architecture of the internet.

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