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IP, Technology & Social Justice
in the Time of Coronavirus


Virtual Conference
 
Co-organized with:


CLE Credit: 6.75 hours (pending)


Institutional Partners:
 


Friday, September 11, 2020
7:40 a.m.–3 p.m. (CT)

Register Online

General Registration (CLE credit): $60

General Registration (no CLE credit): Free
Government Attendees: Free

Free for UIC students, faculty, adjunct professors, staff, IP Center
advisory board members, and IIPSJ guests.


Limited scholarships available for
2018–2020 JMLS/UIC graduates;
non-UIC students, faculty, staff;
and need-based attendees.

Schedule

7:40–7:45 a.m.
(Central Time)

Welcome

Daryl Lim, Professor of Law & Director, Center for IP, Information and Privacy Law, UIC John Marshall Law School

Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law; Founder and Director, Institute for IP and Social Justice
7:45–8 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Hon. Paul Michel (Ret.), Former Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Advisory Board Chair, Center for IP, Information and Privacy Law, UIC John Marshall Law School
8–9:30 a.m.

Session 1

The Pandemic: Revealing Disparities in Access to Health

Topics include the role of IP in mitigating the disproportionate impacts on marginalized communities, redressing related disparities in health care access and underlying health conditions, and the need for systemic improvements.
 
Moderator

Esther Lim*
Partner, Finnegan
Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Panelists

Margaret Chon
Donald And Lynda Horowitz Professor for The Pursuit of Justice
Seattle University School of Law

Paul Coletti
Associate Patent Counsel
Johnson & Johnson

Idris McKelvey
Vice President - Patent Group
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Hon. Paul Michel (Ret.)
Chief Judge
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit;
Advisory Board Chair
Center for IP, Information and Privacy Law, UIC John Marshall Law School

Damian Porcari
Director
Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office

9:30–11 a.m.

Session 2

The Pandemic and Civil Society: Civic Engagement in the IP System

Topics include exploring the need to close the Digital Divide and counter the exacerbation of unequal access to knowledge and education, voting, employment mobility, health information, and other rights of citizenship.
Moderator

Deidre Keller*
Dean
Florida A&M University College of Law

Panelists

Ann Bartow
Professor of Law 
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law

Chanelle Hardy
Strategic Outreach & Policy Partnerships
Google 

Brian Howard
Research and Policy Analyst
ASU American Indian Policy Institute

Jaylen Johnson
Attorney Advisor
United States Copyright Office

Joshua Lamel
Executive Director
Re:Create

11–11:30 a.m. Virtual Reception
 
11:30 a.m.–Noon

Keynote Address

"Adversity, Opportunity, and Innovation"

Hon. Richard Linn, Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Moderator: Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law; Founder and Director, Institute for IP and Social Justice
Noon1:30 p.m.

Session 3

Including Older Americans, Native Americans, and Americans with Disabilities

Topics include the barriers to healthcare, social and economic mobility, and democratic and cultural participation and autonomy of historically marginalized Americans, as well as their unique contributions to creativity, authorship, innovation, and other ecosystems governed by IP law in a remote/social networking-focused society.
Moderator

Moderator: Ronald Katz*
Counsel
GCA Law Partners, LLP

Panelists

Irene Calboli
Professor of Law
Texas A&M University School of Law

Christine Farley
Professor of Law & Faculty Director -
Program on Information Justice and IP
American University Washington College of Law

Sandra Howard, (Diné -Navajo)
American Indian Studies Graduate Student
University of California, Los Angeles  

Qudus Olaniran
Senior Attorney
Microsoft

Blake Reid
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Colorado Law School

1:30–3 p.m.
Session 4

Reconceptualizing the Rightsholder/IP Consumer Symbiosis after Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org

Topics include the importance of dispelling the "rightsholder vs. the public" misconception of the IP ecosystem in achieving post-pandemic IP Social Justice.
Moderator

Brett Frischmann*
The Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Panelists

Kevin Amer
Deputy General Counsel
U.S. Copyright Office

Robert Brauneis
Professor of Law and Co-Director of the IP Program
George Washington University Law School

Terrica Carrington
Vice President, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel
Copyright Alliance

Colleen Chien
Professor of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law

Karyn Temple
Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel
Motion Picture Association

3 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Virtual Reception

* Moderators are also panelists.

Please contact Professor Lateef Mtima at lmtima@iipsj.org regarding
corporate sponsorship opportunities for this event.


Please contact kserill@uic.edu with other event-related questions.

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