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Distinguished Intellectual Property Visitor

Each year we recognize a distinguished intellectual property professor or judge by inviting him or her to be an honored guest at Lewis & Clark Law School. Our Distinguished Visitor is welcomed by our Dean, faculty, students, and other IP practitioners to our campus. Throughout his or her stay our Visitor is provided opportunities to interact with students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. He or she will enrich the intellectual life of our campus by lecturing, participating in classes, and by engaging with students and faculty during informal lunches. The highlight of the visit for our larger Lewis & Clark community is an evening lecture open to students, faculty, local practitioners, and the public.

This year, we are pleased to welcome

The Honorable Denise Cote

from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


‘Hitting Refresh: Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet’

Tuesday, November 24 at 5:30pm in Classroom 1


Judge Denise Cote has presided over many high-profile intellectual property and business trials, including the cases against Apple alleging price fixing in the eBook market, the Abbey-House case involving DRM-stripping software, and the copyright rate-court decision involving Pandora and ASCAP.

Judge Cote has held positions in both the private and public sectors.  For approximately eight years, beginning in 1977, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She left that office as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in 1985 to join the law firm of Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler.  In 1991, she returned to the United States Attorney’s Office as the first woman Chief of the Criminal Division, a post she held when Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan recommended her to President Clinton for appointment to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1994. 

Education:  Columbia Law School, J.D.; Columbia University, M.A.; Saint Mary’s College, B.A.

This event has applied for 1 General MCLE Credit through the Oregon State Bar and is free to attend. 

Please RSVP here


Past Distinguished Visitors

February 18th, 2014

February 16th, 2010

February 10th, 2009

April 8th, 2008

February 20th, 2007

March 7th, 2006

March 1st, 2005

February 16th, 2004

February 4th, 2003

February 28th, 2002

February 16th, 2001

February 18th, 2000