The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Intellectual Property Law
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Abe— A Better Essay
The Intellectual Property Section of the Illinois State Bar Association has established "A Better Essay" (Abe) Program, under which faculty at Illinois law schools may submit select articles by law students for consideration for publication in the section's newsletter, "Intellectual Property."
Academia at risk: antiquated IP policy
Our schools and colleges face enlarging potholes on the information superhighway because of antiquated intellectual property policies in academia. Many academic institutions have no explicit intellectual property policy; others may have established policies for inventions by faculty and researchers and trademark licensing for major college football teams.
Floating in the mid-Pacific, the record-breaking Academy Award-winning film enlightens the dark deck of the cruise ship.
All the rage, and a significant concern
Use of Application Service Providers (ASPs) is a hot topic in computer technology circles, but there are significant concerns that often get overlooked. ASPs are service providers that allow you to remotely access computer software, rather than having to purchase it yourself.
A brief history of the UDRP
Since January 3, 2000, all Internet domain name disputes have been governed by a single dispute resolution policy known as the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Career clips: Patricia Felch
My route to an intellectual property firm has been like walking up Lombard Street in San Francisco--a 12-year trek up a very steep and spiraling hill.
In the balance (TM): pending controversies
Is a consumer's copying music over the Internet lawful, as is copying television programs on videotape, or infringing, as the Recording Industry Association of America asserts in its suit against Napster.
Work for hire quietly altered. Patricia Felch closely read the new copyright legislation and found two important, quiet changes in Title 17
Member wins the 2000 Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest
IP Council member Aaron Brooks of Holmstrom & Kennedy in Rockford, won the 2000 Lincoln Award Legal writing Contest with "The Cautious Interplay Between Trademarks and Internet Domain Names." 88 Illinois Bar Journal 74 (February 2000).
New IP fees
Some United States patent, trademark, and copyright fees have recently changed.
TTAB Protective Order
Parties involved in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board often enter into agreements intended to safeguard information and documents viewed as confidential, commercially sensitive or trade secret.