Duquesne School of Law Second Annual Three Rivers Tech and IP Colloquium a success

Last year, Duquesne and Pitt Law collaborated to offer the First Annual Three Rivers Tech and IP Colloquium, hosted at University of Pittsburgh School of Law. To carry on this new tradition, Duquesne School of Law hosted the second edition of this event on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Associate Professor of Law Agnieszka McPeak assumed coordination efforts for the event, as last year’s coordinator, Professor Jacob Rooksby is now the Dean of Gonzaga Law School.  McPeak said, “Although he is irreplaceable, I will do my best to fill his shoes.”

This year the topic of technology was included, broadening participation and paper topics for presenters. The goal was to allow IP (and now law & tech) researchers and teachers with connections to the region to gather, share their work, critique and improve it, and build a fellowship of similarly-situated colleagues.  The format enabled the sharing of works in progress with the opportunity for extended conversations about individual papers.

For IP, the subject matter domain included:  patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, design rights, rights of publicity, broadcast rights, chip designs, vessel hulls, and related issues.  Also welcomed are law and tech subject matter, which includes: privacy law, technology ethics, regulation, fintech, cybersecurity, AI, blockchain, and robots.  Interdisciplinary applications such as law and economics, STS, cultural theory, etc.; and/or other legal disciplines, such as corporate law, commercial law, employment law, and antitrust law were welcomed.

Full-time faculty teachers and researchers in IP and tech at the region’s law schools and full-time faculty teachers and researchers in IP and tech participated.

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