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Law School to host annual Roundtable for Intellectual Property Scholars

Intellectual property and technology law scholars from around the world will gather at Drake Law School for the 2010 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable. The event features presentations from more than 30 experts from the United States, as well as Canada, China and New Zealand.

“In the past three years, 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.

“I am very glad that our intellectual property law students will have this wonderful opportunity to learn from scholars about their cutting-edge research,” Yu added. “The event greatly enhances the multifaceted academic and experiential programming we offer here at Drake Law School.”

The roundtable will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27, in the courtroom of Drake’s Neal and Bea Smith Law Center, 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.

The final program is available online.

To register for the roundtable, contact Amy Cutler at 515-271-2141 or amy.cutler@drake.edu. Cost is $200 and free for Drake students 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.