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On Friday, April 21, professor Jake Linford, an Assistant Professor at Florida State University, gave a rousing presentation on Consumer Perception and Trademark Law. Hosted by the IPLS, Professor Linford’s presentation drew upon linguistic research to question some fundamental concepts in trademark law.
Last week, the IBL Center and the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics hosted Arti Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law at Duke Law. Professor Rai is an internationally recognized expert in administrative law, innovation policy, and IP law, and her presentation, “Proprietary Rights in Genetic Platform Technologies,” explored how the scope of patent rights granted to developers of genetic platform technologies can affect their development and commercialization.
The Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition brings together law student competitors from across the country. The country is broken up into five regions, and the two top teams from each region go on to compete at nationals. Brianna Chamberlin, a 3L, and 2L Tyler Latcham competed as a team in the program this year, winning the Midwest regional competition and advancing to the national level. Iowa Law’s teams consistently succeed in the regional and national competitions each year, and Chamberlin and Latcham are a part of this continuing legacy.
The IPLS is hosting elections for board positions on April 7. The elections will run from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Room 165D. Members of IPLS can come in and vote any time between those hours. If you’re interested in applying for IPLS board, you must nominate yourself, state the positions you are interested in and explain why.
Daylight savings time is here, the flowers are blooming, and it’s already time to start planning for Fall classes! Whether you plan to practice in an innovation or business law-related field, or simply want to learn more about a particular IBL subject, there are a variety of courses that may fit your goals.

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