Lectures & Events

 
Thursday
19
January
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Dr. Juscelino Colares, Schott-van Eynden Professor of Business Law, CWRU School of Law
Dr. Susan Helper, Frank Carlton Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management former Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Dr. Elliot Posner, Associate Professor of Political Science, CWRU College of Arts and Sciences
Moderated by Professor Tim Webster, Assistant Professor of Law, Director of Asian Legal Studies, CWRU School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: Maureen Guirguis (Kenny), Professor and Co-Director of Human Trafficking Law Clinic Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John Morgan, Detective, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
Karen McHenry, Homeless and Missing Youth Program Director, Bellefaire JCB
Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victims' Services and Outreach, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Renee Jones, Founder and CEO, Renee Jones Empowerment Center
Barbara Freeman, First Graduate of CATCH Court, Columbus, Ohio, Founder, Freeman Project
Kathleen Hackett, RN, BSN, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Coordinator, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, University Hospitals
6.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance, Professor Business and Society, Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
23
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Philip Hackney, James E. & Betty M. Phillips Associate Professor of Law, LSU Law Center
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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8.25 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
Glidden House
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Making a Living, Creatively: The Role of Intellectual Property
Sponsor
Arthur W. Fiske Memorial Lecture, presented by the Center for Law, Technology and the Arts
OCT 7, 2009
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

In his lecture, Robert P. Merges will revisit the idea of property rights over intellectual creations. He will begin with philosophical foundations, and then looks at contemporary debates over the continuing viability and future direction of this body of law. He will emphasize how Intellectual Property rights permit people to earn a living from their creative works, and explain why this matters. He will also discuss how the law can and must square two competing ideas: the right of an individual to exercise control over his or her creative works, and the interests of third parties, broadly conceived, whose needs justify limits on and intrusions into the protected sphere of Intellectual Property rights.
Speaker Information
Robert MergesRobert P. Merges
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Technology
Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Berkeley Law, Boalt Hall
University of California, Berkeley


Before joining the Boalt faculty in 1995, Robert Merges was a faculty member at Boston University School of Law and served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He received his B.S. from Carnegie-Mellon University (1981), his J.D. from Yale University (1985), and an LL.M. (1988) and J.S.D. (1988) from Columbia University .

Prof. Merges has authored or coauthored three books, Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials, Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age, and Legal Protection for Computer Technology. Recent articles include "As Many as Six Impossible Patents before Breakfast: Property Rights for Business Concepts and Patent System Reform," in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal (1999); "The Control of Strategic Alliances: An Empirical Analysis of Biotechnology Collaborations," in the Journal of Industrial Economics (1998); and "Intellectual Property and Digital Content: Notes on a Scorecard," in Rivista di Diritto Industriale (1998).

In addition to teaching and research projects, Prof. Merges also serves as a special consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and is a member of the Department's Task Force on Intellectual Property.
Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost. One FREE hour of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend.

Supplemental Readings:
· Merges Bibliography
· IP & the Culture of Giving
· IP Rights & Creative Professionals


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