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Intellectual property conference attracts international scholars

More than 30 scholars from as far as Denmark, China, Australia and Japan met at Drake to present cutting-edge research on intellectual property technology and law, and to engage in spirited dialogue with peers and experts in the field.

“This annual event makes Drake one of the few national focal points of intellectual property research and education,” said organizer Peter Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law.

The conference allows Drake Law to showcase its faculty, including new Professor Shontavia Johnson, and introduces students to some of the nation’s top legal minds.

“The roundtable provides our students with an annual opportunity to meet and interact with those intellectual property scholars whose works they’ve read and studied in the classroom,” said Yu. “It also exposes our students first-hand to cutting-edge scholarly debates in the intellectual property field. For students interested in practicing IP law, the event is one of the year’s major highlights.”

Additionally, this event is one of the reasons U.S.News and World Report consistently recognizes Drake Law as having one of the top 25 intellectual property law programs in the United States and among the top five programs in the Midwest.

“We are very appreciative of the recognition we have received repeatedly from our peers,” said Yu. “We are excited about the many opportunities the IP Law Center provides to our students. The IP Law Center’s consistently high ranking underscores the exceptional educational programming we offer here at Drake.”