Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS provide the opportunity for IPIL, other academic institutions, intellectual property and information law practitioners, and the judiciary to focus on current issues and to explore solutions for critical legal problems associated with creative expression and new technologies.

WIPO WORLD IP DAY CELEBRATION

WIPO WORLD IP DAY CELEBRATION
Friday, April 21, 2016, University of Houston Law Center
Held in cooperation with the AIPLA and the U.S. PTO

This event is the Houston celebration of World IP Day.  World IP Day is an annual event sponsored by WIPO each year on April 26th. In the US, events take place during the week leading up to the 26th in various host cities around the country. These events are community based, and the planning teams for the event often include local leaders and attorneys.  The US events are often in collaboration with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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USPTO DIRECTOR MICHELLE K. LEE VISITS THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

USPTO DIRECTOR MICHELLE K. LEE VISITS THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Friday, March 11, 2016, University of Houston

Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, Michelle K. Lee, visited the University of Houston and spoke about several topics including the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative and her All in STEM initiative. Event Photos

 

MUSIC SYMPOSIUM

MUSIC SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, February 27, 2016, University of Houston Law Center

This one-day event by MPAC in collaboration with the IPIL Institute  provides a discussion of the legal and business perspectives applicable to traditional and digital entrepreneurship for the music business.

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IPSO ALUMNI BANQUET

IPSO ALUMNI BANQUET
Thursday, October 13, 2015, University of Houston Law Center

The Intellectual Property Student Organization (IPSO) is dedicated to helping its members achieve their full academic potential while studying at the Law Center and promoting professional networking for students in collaboration with the Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law (IPIL) and the greater Houston legal community. IPSO provides mentoring to incoming Law Center students to help them leverage their strengths and avoid the common pitfalls of law school, maintains an active IPSO alumni outreach, and assists its members with their employment search.

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IP & LICENSING BASICS: A ONE DAY REVIEW

IP & LICENSING BASICS: A ONE DAY REVIEW
Friday, September 11, 2015, University of Houston Law Center

This one-day course provides a survey of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives.

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WIPO WORLD IP DAY CELEBRATION
Friday, April 24, 2015, University of Houston Law Center
Held in cooperation with the AIPLA and the U.S. PTO

This event is the Houston celebration of World IP Day.  World IP Day is an annual event sponsored by WIPO each year on April 26th. In the US, events take place during the week leading up to the 26th in various host cities around the country. These events are community based, and the planning teams for the event often include local leaders and attorneys.  The US events are often in collaboration with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW WORKSHOP

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW WORKSHOP
Saturday, April 18, 2015, University of Houston Law Center

The UHLC Administrative Law Workshop gives professors in the first ten years of their careers an opportunity to present their work to senior administrative law scholars. This workshop provides a forum for scholarship outside of mainstream administrative law. It also allows presenters to get feedback from people with different substantive backgrounds.

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IP & LICENSING BASICS: A ONE DAY REVIEW
Friday, September 5, 2014, University of Houston Law Center

This one-day course provides a survey of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives.

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IP & LICENSING BASICS: A ONE DAY REVIEW
Friday, October 4, 2013, University of Houston Law Center

This one-day course provides a survey of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives.

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IP & LICENSING BASICS: A ONE DAY REVIEW
Friday, September 7, 2012, University of Houston Law Center

This one-day course provides a survey of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives.

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WILLIAM PATRY VISITS THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER
Monday, March 26, 2012, University of Houston Law CenterEvent Photos

 

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THE LAW AND BUSINESS OF ROCK AND ROLL, MICHAEL A. OLIVAS
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, The Armadillo Palace

A lifelong aficionado of rock and roll, Michael A. Olivas has written about the subject and follows its developments. Olivas, along with other music industry lawyer-experts, will review business issues, including contract disputes; regulatory topics, including obscenity ordinances; intellectual property concerns, including litigation over ownership of songs and judicial notice of lyrics, including clever use of songs in written opinions.

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WIPIP IX
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 10-11, 2012, University of Houston Law Center

WIPIP offers an opportunity for intellectual property law scholars to present their works-in-progress and get early feedback from their colleagues. Faculty members are welcome to present, but presentation is not required. Non-faculty may also get a chance to present if there are sufficient slots available.

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MOOT COURT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND SYMPOSIUM
Wednesday through Saturday, January 26-29, 2011, Doubletree Downtown

The Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute (BAI) varies the topic each year for its moot court national championship (MCNC). The January 2011 topic is based on intellectual property, and the Law Center's Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law (IPIL) is working with BAI on the event. The symposium is one day of the multi-day event that is the MCNC.

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INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM  VISITS THE LAW CENTER
Friday, February 5, 2010, University of Houston Law Center

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THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT VISITS HOUSTON AND THE LAW CENTER
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 3-4, 2009, University of Houston Law Center

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USPTO CHINA ROAD SHOW 
APRIL 2 – 3, 2008
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USPTO CHINA ROAD SHOW
Wednesday and Thursday, April 2-3, 2008, Houston Hobby Airport Marriott

This program was for any business concerned with protecting its markets from counterfeit and pirated goods from China. The USPTO China Road Shows offered presentations on protecting and enforcing patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyright in China as well as real-life experiences and practical tips from companies on the frontline of protecting their IP assets from theft from China.Event Photos

 

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USPTO TOWN HALL MEETING AT THE LAW CENTER
Wednesday, March 22, 2006, University of Houston Law Center

Patent attorneys, patent agents, independent inventors and members of the small business community gathered at the Law Center for a Town Hall Meeting co-sponsored by the USPTO and the UH Law Center's IPIL Institute. The meeting addressed proposed rule changes affecting claims and continuations. The USPTO also demonstrated its new Web-based Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) prior to the Town Hall Meeting.Event Photos

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STANFORD LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR LAWRENCE LESSIG VISITS THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Friday, February 24, 2006, University of Houston

Renowned copyright scholar, Professor Lawrence Lessig, visited the University of Houston and spoke at a campus-wide gathering about digital technologies, authorship, ownership, and the intersection of copyright law and free culture.Event Photos