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Law School to host second annual roundtable for intellectual property scholars

MEDIA CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Intellectual property and technology law scholars from
around the world will gather at Drake Law School this month for the 2009
Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable. The event features presentations
from more than 50 experts from the United States, as well as Australia, Canada,
China, Finland, Israel and the United Kingdom.

“Since its establishment, this roundtable has
attracted to the Drake campus a large number of leading scholars in the fields
of intellectual property and technology laws,” said Professor Peter K. Yu,
the Kern Family chair in intellectual property law and the founding director of
the Intellectual Property Law Center.

“This event is highly interdisciplinary and includes
speakers from outside the legal field,” Yu added. “We are very proud
to make it part of our annual tradition.”

The roundtable will take place Friday, Feb. 27, and
Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Neal and Bea Smith Law
Center Courtroom, 2400 University Ave. in Des Moines.

Scholars will share their latest research in the areas of
copyright, cyberspace, patent, trademark and international intellectual
property laws. Participants will also interact with Drake law students studying
in the field.

To highlight the teaching quality of the Drake faculty and
the university’s mission to provide an exceptional learning environment, this
year’s roundtable includes a special session on pedagogy in the intellectual
property field.

A list of confirmed participants is available online. 

To register for the roundtable contact Landra Carty at
515-271-2141 or landra.carty@drake.edu.
Cost is $150 for non-Drake, non-student participants and free for students and
Drake alumni and faculty.

Located in the Iowa’s state capital, the Drake Intellectual
Property Law Center serves as a key national focal point for intellectual
property research and teaching. For more information about the center, visit
the Web site.