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CASRIP Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2006, Volume 13, Issue 2

Faculty Scholarship and Presentations

While visiting Waseda University Law School, Tokyo, Japan, Professor Toshiko Takenaka participated in a study group sponsored by the Japan Patent Attorneys’ Association and presented a paper on trademark and copyright infringement damages.  She moderated a seminar on U.S. patent claim construction at a judicial conference in which Japanese judges from the IP divisions of the Tokyo District Court and the IP High Court participated.  Judge Kent Jordan from the District Court of Delaware was the keynote speaker for the judicial seminar.  Takenaka also presented a paper on the exhaustion doctrine at two seminars sponsored by the Hokkaido University and Waseda University.  She also gave a presentation on U.S. nonobviousness at the Intellectual Property Association of Japan on June 17.  She was invited to participate in a research group studying IP protection of upstream inventions sponsored by Hitotsubashi University and gave a lecture on the inventorship and ownership issues under U.S. law on June 27.  During her stay in Japan, Prof. Takenaka has been editing a book on international IP litigation, a collection of short articles authored by CASRIP graduates and advisory committee members.  The book is expected to be published in Japan this fall.

This spring Professor Robert Gomulkiewicz has been working on manuscripts for a treatise (forthcoming from BNA Books in 2006) and a casebook (forthcoming from Aspen in 2006-07) on licensing law. He plans to use the textbook for a licensing class in 2006-07. Gomulkiewicz also speaks regularly on open source software issues. He gave a presentation to the Seattle chapter of the Licensing Executive Society on May 10, 2006, and presented a faculty colloquium on open source software licensing. Gomulkiewicz taught IP Innovations, IP Seminar, and Legal Protection for Software this Spring.

Professor Sean O'Connor presented a talk on "Public-Private Partnerships and De Facto Research Use Exemptions" at a conference titled Research Use of Patented Inventions hosted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM), with support from the European Patent Office (EPO) through its European Patent Academy, held in Madrid, Spain on May 18-19, 2006.  He also gave a talk on "The Academic Exemption in U.S. Copyright Law" at the Symposium on Copyright in the University Context hosted by the University of Monterrey, the National Institute for Copyright (Mexico) (INDAUTOR), the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI), and the International Center for Arbitration and Consulting (Mexico) (CIAC) in Monterrey, Mexico on 6 April 2006.

Professor Dan Laster was a speaker on "Searching for Legal Clarity--Copyright Issues Raised by Emerging Technologies for Accessing Online Content" at the USC Intellectual Property Institute held on May 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.  Professor Laster also spoke on "Digitization Issues" at the Law Librarians of Puget Sound Conference, LAW LIBRARIANS AT THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER, held on May 3, 2006 in Seattle.

Lecturer Signe Naeve presented a lecture on Trademark and Copyright Protection for Pharmaceuticals at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University and at the Osaka Institute for Technology on May 26 and June 7 respectively.  She also taught a class on Copyright Litigation and participated in a Client Counseling Clinic at Waseda University.  Naeve recently finished editing the Public Disclosure Act Deskbook, which is due to be published by the Washington State Bar Association this fall.

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