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Intellectual Property Law

Our knowledge and understanding of intellectual property law advances in complex ways. Insightful scholarship contributes to the progress of the law by investigating doctrines and the competing policies they reconcile and embody. Lewis & Clark Law School is proud continue for its 4th year, a scholarly workshop series that aims to bring a mix of senior scholars and rising stars to our campus for enriching, challenging conversations with our faculty, our students, and the local IP bar. The workshops provide a forum for scholars to discuss their ideas and to receive feedback from readers who take a genuine interest in their papers.

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Lewis & Clark is excited to welcome the following scholars:

September 16th, 2013

  • Image preview Fourth Annual IP In The Trees Workshop Series- Ryan G. Vacca
    Professor Vacca will be showcasing his most recent article on the work-made-for-hire doctrine in copyright law, which was selected as the winner of the University of Houston’s IPIL Sponsored Scholarship Grant for the Legal Academy.  Ryan G. Vacca is Associate Professor of Law at The University of Akron School of Law.  Professor Vacca’s research and teaching interests include copyrights, intellectual property, and products liability.

September 23rd, 2013

  • Image preview Fourth Annual IP In The Trees Workshop Series- Margaret Chon
    Professor Margaret Chon will be showcasing her most recent article, “Slow Logo: Brand Citizenship in Global Value Networks.” Professor Chon is a dedicated scholar and teacher of intellectual property and critical theory at Seattle University School of Law. She is currently the Donald & Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, and formerly Associate Dean for Research.

March 14th, 2014

  • Image preview Fourth Annual IP In The Trees Workshop Series- Peter Lee
    Peter Lee is Professor of Law at UC Davis Law School, where he continues to examine the intersection of science and society in his legal research, which explores the patent system’s impact on scientific and technological progress. Professor Lee’s work has also addressed the broader question of how intellectual property affects the creation and dissemination of ideas.

The Intellectual Property in the Trees workshop series is made possible through the generous support of Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird.

List of Past Speakers