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February 19th, 2015

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Are Software Patents Critical to Innovation
    Have recent Supreme Court rulings put software patents in peril? Will the rulings impact innovation in the software industry? Are business models that do not rely on patents

    Zack Seward
    Editor-in-Chief of
    Silverman 240B
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    Thursday, February 19, 2015
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CTIC Student Workshop Series: Haig Farris
    Haig Farris will present. Lunch will be served. Space is limited to 45.


    Silverman 147

February 12th, 2015

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    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CTIC Workshop Series: Robert D. Cooter

    The Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) is pleased to host Robert D. Cooter, Herman F. Selvin Professor of Law; Co-Director, Law and Economics Program at Berkeley Law.

    This talk is part of CTIC’s ongoing Workshop Series, which seeks to promote dialogue among law faculty interested in law and technology, including such varied topics as intellectual property, privacy, and telecommunication regulation.  The workshop series also draws faculty from across the university as well as members of the Philadelphia-area Cyberlunch group, which consists of professors from other area schools and local practitioners interested in law and technology.  The discussions have always been lively and enlightening.

    Silverman 144, Faculty Lounge

January 29th, 2015

December 9th, 2014

  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Cybersecurity and Law Enforcement Back Doors: Risk Regulation Seminar
    This panel will explore the legal and technical issues surrounding the difficult policy question regarding law enforcement agencies’ ability to bypass software security to gain access to user data.  Cybersecurity experts, such as those on this panel, agree that the creation of security “back doors” carries a significant risk of weakening system security in unexpected ways. In other words, laws or policies that allow back door access by the government can easily become a vector for criminals and foreign intelligence agencies to hack into government, commercial, and individual computer systems and networks.
    G50 Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street

November 20th, 2014

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    Thursday, November 20, 2014
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CTIC Lunchtime Speaker Series: Matthew Pearson L’05
    Please join the Penn Law Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) at our Lunchtime Speaker Series with speaker Matthew Pearson L’05, from Akin Gump.

    Matthew A. Pearson concentrates on patent litigation. He works on cases in a range of technologies, including antibody therapies, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biotechnology and medical devices.

    Penn Law students are welcome to attend, please RSVP. Lunch will be provided.
    Silverman 147

November 18th, 2014

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    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Lessons in Policy Entrepreneurship Drawn from the Obama Presidency and Technology Adventures
    Join the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative for a lecture by Reed Hundt, the Penn Wharton PPI Fellow in Technology Policy.  The title of talk is Lessons in Policy Entrepreneurship Drawn from the Obama Presidency and Technology Adventures.

    Reed Hundt was Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997. He was an advisor to Barack Obama on technology and communications issues during the Obama Presidential campaign, and he served on the Obama transition team. He is currently the CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital, and author of several books including Zero Hour: Time to Build the Clean Power Platform (2013).
    Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall, Room 1206

November 16th, 2014

November 13th, 2014

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    Thursday, November 13, 2014
    4:30 PM Penn Intellectual Property Group (PIPG) Beverages & Cheese #2
    Love cheese? Love hearing about Intellectual Property from your fellow classmates? Come to PIPG Beverages & Cheese #2. Listen and be informed on the newest and most interesting aspects of Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Law. 

    When: November 13 @ 4:30 pm
    Where: 240 b
    Silverman 240B

November 12th, 2014

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    Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    12:00 PM Penn Intellectual Property Group (PIPG) 1L Summer Jobs Panel
    Interested in Intellectual Property? Come listen to 2Ls and 3Ls describe the search for the “perfect” IP-focused 1L summer job. 

    When: November 12 @ 12:00 pm
    Where: 240a

    Lunch will be provided!
    Silverman 240A