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Why You Should Protect Your Intellectual Property

At “This Is Small Business,” Practice Prof. Cynthia Dahl offers her insights and shares resources to help you protect your intellectual property.

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Shira Perlmutter L'83, Register of Copyrights, and Kathi Vidal L'96, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Directing IP in D.C.

Two of the most powerful IP regulators in the Capitol are Penn Carey Law alumnae.

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Fair Use in Visual Arts

Practice Prof. Cynthia Dahl writes that the Andy Warhol SCOTUS decision “has wider implications for other art forms, like music and adaptions of literary works.”

COVID-19 Vaccine Deal-Making

At ACC Docket, Practice Prof. Cynthia Dahl discussed the process of getting the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the public with Khalil Mitchell, Senior Counsel at Moderna.

Louisiana’s Right of Publicity Legislation

Prof. Jennifer E. Rothman is “disappointed that yet another state has created a transferable right in a person’s own identity without addressing the troubling repercussions of doing so.”

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Captures #6 Spot in 2023 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

This is the first time that Penn Carey Law has been the sole occupant of the #6 spot, marking the highest ranking the Law School has achieved since U.S. News began ranking law schools in 1987.

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Prof. Cynthia Dahl explains the Taylor Swift copyright controversy

Dahl notes that most recording artists in a similar position as Swift regarding copyrights – “and maybe it’s time for that to change.”

Detkin Intellectual Property Clinic supports Penn’s efforts to commercialize vital vaccine technology

As part of the clinic, Alex DeLaney GR’19, L’22 helped support the University’s technology licensing process.

Olivia Bethea L’21 argues for intellectual property reparations for African American inventors in forthcoming essay

Bethea’s “The Unmaking of ‘Black Bill Gates’: How the U.S. Patent System Failed African American Inventors” will be published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online.

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Alicia Lai L’21 wins Jan Jancin Award for outstanding contributions to intellectual property law

Each year, the Foundation for the Advancement of Diversity in Intellectual Property honors one law student who has made exceptional contributions to intellectual property.

Legal scholarship of Jessica Rizzo L’21 published in three law journals

Rizzo’s recently published pieces span constitutional, environmental, family, and intellectual property law.

Professor Dahl on SCOTUS limiting patent law’s assignor estoppel doctrine

Dahl comments on the SCOTUS ruling, Minerva Surgical v. Hologic, which limits the patent-law doctrine known as “assignor estoppel” baring inventors who sell patent rights from later claiming they’re invalid as a defense to infringement claims.

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Prof. Cynthia Dahl honored for teaching excellence

Congratulations to Professor Cynthia Dahl, honored by Penn Law in May 2021 for her teaching excellence!

Q & A with Prof. Hovenkamp: What you need to know about the antitrust suits against Facebook

The Communications team at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School spoke with antitrust expert Professor Herbert Hovenkamp about the recently filed antitrust lawsuits against Facebook.

Practice Professor of Law Cynthia Dahl explores impact of America Invents Act on university technology transfer

Practice Professor of Law Cynthia Laury Dahl examines the Act’s effects on the patent-centric industry of university technology transfer offices (TTOs) in her recently released paper, “Did the America Invents Act Change University Technology Transfer?”

Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic promotes justice by supporting innovation

Practice Professor of Law Cynthia Dahl heads the Detkin Intellectual Property and Legal Clinic.

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Detkin Clinic Director Cindy Dahl transcends Covid-19’s limitations on academia

Professor Cindy Dahl, Director of the Detkin IP Clinic, joins Case in Point to discuss how the clinic responded to working within the limitations of e-learning during the pandemic.

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Penn Law launches MOOCs on intellectual property law and regulatory compliance

Through online education, Penn Law will continue to expand its educational expertise to new audiences who seek to gain a better understanding of the law, and the most recent offerings represent the Law School’s biggest commitment yet to the online space.

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Product by former client of Detkin IP & Technology Legal Clinic named among Best Inventions of the Year by Time magazine

In 2015 students and faculty in DIPTC worked with Lia Diagnostics, Inc., to draft their first nonprovisional patent for Lia’s innovative new paper pregnancy test

Starting this September, our students will be able to advocate directly for trademark clients before the USPTO, said Cynthia Dahl, Direct...

Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic joins USPTO’s Certification Program to officially represent trademark clients before Examiners

Penn Law’s Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic has newly been invited to join the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Law School Clinic Certification Program, as part of the trademark portion of the program.


Above the Law features Prof. Dahl

Above Law featured Prof. Dahl in a two part article. Read part one Read part two