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IP Alumni Reunion & CLE in Chicago

Trip Summary by Michael Morthland, IP Soc’y President 2014-15

On April 17, 2015, the Southern Illinois University Intellectual Property Society and Taft Law hosted the 2015 SIU Law Intellectual Property Alumni Reunion & CLE in Chicago, IL. 

The CLE included presentations surrounding Recent Issues in IP Law. The speakers were Eric Waltmire from Erickson Law Group, Richard Ruzich from Taft Law, Nate Bailey from Waller Law, and Professor Ryan Holte from SIU School of Law.

The topics included generic pharmaceuticals regulation by the Hatch-Waxman Act; Patent Trolls; trademark law; and “Rambo” tactics in patent prosecution. In all, there were 10 students and 12 alumni in attendance. 

After the program alumni and students enjoyed dinner at Maggiano's.

Special thanks to alum Richard Ruzich and Taft Law for hosting the event, and to 2L Jacy Carpenter for her work organizing it.