The Loyola University Chicago Law Journal will be holding a conference entitled “Patents, Innovation, and Freedom to Use Ideas” on April 11, 2013 at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center in Chicago, IL. The conference will consist of the following sessions:
- Questioning the Assumptions of the Patent System;
- What Can We Learn from Creators?
- Innovations to Improve Juror Understanding in Patent Trials — Luncheon address to be presented by The Honorable James F. Holderman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois;
- Shortcomings in the Patent System; and
- Learning by Example: Case Studies of Patent Use.
Additional information, including an agenda and list of speakers, for the conference can be found here.
There is no registration fee for students, scholars, and professionals who are not seeking CLE credit. For those wishing to obtain CLE credit, the registration fee is $50 (non-alumni) $40 (alumni), or $25 (attorneys working in the areas of government or public interest), and no charge for current School of Law faculty, staff, or students. Those interested in registering can do so by e-mailing Conference Editor Jimmy Kritsas at firstname.lastname@example.org.