Starting this week, students at The University of Iowa College of Law will have a special opportunity to hear from some of the leading minds in the field of intellectual property and business law. Hosted by  the Iowa College of Law’s Innovation, Business, & Law Center, this Thursday marks the kick-off of the Innovation, Business, & Law Colloquium (IBL Colloquium).

On Thursday, September 3 at 6 pm, Victoria Sahani, Assistant Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, will talk to students, professors, and other curious minds about third-party litigation financing. Then, every two or three weeks throughout the semester, students will have the opportunity to hear from other visiting scholars on the intersection of intellectual property, innovation, and business law.   The full schedule is below.


                                                                                                            FALL 2015 IBL Colloquium Schedule

                                                                        Sept. 3rd                         Victoria Sahani                         Reshaping Third-Party Funding

                                                                        Sept. 17th                       Orly Lobel                                  The Law of the Platform

                                                                        Oct. 1st                            Peter Molk                                 Owner and Management Commitments: Examining                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 LLC Operating Agreements

                                                                        Oct. 15th                         Steven Schwarcz                      Securitization, Structured Finance, and Covered Bonds

                                                                        Nov. 4th (Wed.)            Joshua Fairfield                         [ESC]ape: How the Internet of Things is Changing Property

                                                                        Nov. 19th                        Camilla Hrdy                               Patent Nationally, Innovate Locally

Professor Jason Rantanen, a faculty member involved with the IBLC has said: “It is a tremendous opportunity to be able to have six members of the innovation and business law scholarly community speak here at Iowa.  I highly encourage all students interested in innovation, business, law, technology, or intellectual property to attend any or all of our speakers this fall.”

For more details, please visit Papers on the topics being presented are available through University of Iowa College of Law professor Jason Rantanen at  All members of the university and legal communities are welcome to attend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     -- Peter Kline | Sept. 2, 2015