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International legal experts to speak at 5th Annual Intellectual Property Week

Monday, Mar. 17, 2003

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—March 17, 2003— The Santa Clara University School of Law High Tech Law Institute will host its 5th Annual Intellectual Property Week, March 17 through 22. The week-long series of events brings together legal scholars, lawyers, and government and industry leaders to discuss current intellectual property law issues in relation to inventions, inventors, and the impact individuals have on the progress of laws and society.

Intellectual Property Week at SCU includes a lecture on copyright law by Mark Lemley, Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; a panel discussion on patent claim interpretation, equivalency and estoppel after the Festo case; a discussion on liquid crystal technology (LCD) and its impact on society; and a discussion on copyright protection in the entertainment industry.

On Friday March 21, SCU will host the 2nd Annual Conference on International Intellectual Property in the Digital World. Donald Chisum, the Inez Mabie Professor of Law at Santa Clara, will lead a panel of distinguished speakers. The lunch and keynote speaker will be James Rogan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This conference is presented by the High Tech Law Institute, and co-sponsored by the Institute for International and Comparative Law, both at Santa Clara University’s School of Law.

The week-long event will culminate with an ‘Inventor’s Workshop’ on Saturday, March 22 from 8.30 a.m.-3 p.m. The Licensing Executives Society and the Inventor’s Alliance will present the workshop in conjunction with the High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University School of Law.

Prices vary for each event. More information can be found at www. or by calling 408-551-1868.

MEDIA: To attend any of the sessions or arrange interviews, contact Deepa Arora at (408) 554-5125 or

About the High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University, School of LawThe High Tech Law Institute, part of SCU School of Law, was launched in August 2001 with a new LL.M in intellectual property law degree program. The institute is designed to promote and advance the study and development of intellectual property law and related laws and policies as applied to existing and emerging technologies. Built on a quarter-century of intellectual property and technology law focus at SCU's law school, the institute offers more than 40 technology law courses per year, including courses in core intellectual property, corporate, international, computer/Internet/communications, and life sciences law. More information can be found at

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its 8,060 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the third-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest higher education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information,


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