Dec 08 Holiday Event


Variations on IP Policy At and After the Inaugural Balls

Professor Justin Hughes, Professor of Law

Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.



Chemist’s Club, 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Reception  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Presentation  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

1 Non-Transitional CLE Credit


Dear Colleague:


The election is over.  With new President-Elect Obama selecting a cabinet and framing policies, what might we see in the future for intellectual property?


The IIPS is most fortunate to have Professor Justin Hughes, a keen observer of IP policy and trade, in the U.S. and internationally, as our guest speaker for our Holiday Celebration on Tuesday, December 9, 2008.   We will begin the evening with a cocktail reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The reception will be followed at 7:00 p.m. by an hour-long presentation, “Variations on IP Policy At and After the Inaugural Balls,” by Professor Justin Hughes, Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  He will provide his insights on what the newly elected administration might or should do regarding U.S. intellectual property policies and how the U.S.P.T.O. might act in response to implement these policies.  These events will be held at the Chemist’s Club, 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036.


Professor Justin Hughes served as a policy expert in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he was involved in domestic and international copyright, trade and WTO issues relating to intellectual property, database protection, trademarks, geographical indications, and intellectual property in developing countries.   He also practiced international arbitration in Paris and as a Henry Luce Scholar clerked for the Lord President of the Supreme Court of Malaysia.   He is the author of several articles on intellectual property, Internet law, and linguistics.  His areas of expertise in intellectual property include the Internet, WIPO copyright treaties, database protection, geographic indications, and audiovisual performers’ rights.   In addition, to teaching at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, he has been a visiting professor at UCLA and DePaul University.   He is the Chairman of the Thomson Foundation for Film and Television Heritage, based in Paris.   Professor Hughes earned his B.A. from Oberlin College and his J.D. from Harvard University School of Law.


The fee for this special holiday event is $30 for existing IIPS members and $50 for non-members.  Admission for law school students is $10.  The nominal $60 annual membership dues, plus the $30 holiday event fee for members (totaling $90), may be enclosed with the Membership Application.  Membership entitles you to attend other regular meetings during the September 2008 – September 2009 year at no charge.  If you would like to reserve your space and/or pay at the door, or if you have any questions about this program, please contact Fredrick J. Dorchak at


As with IIPS programs in general, NY CLE credit will be offered.  This seminar will provide one (1) nontransitional CLE credit.  Mail the Membership Form with annual dues, or meeting payment by Tuesday, November 25, 2008, to Harris Wolin at Myers Wolin, LLC, 100 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ 07960.


We look forward to seeing you in December and, as in the past, invite comments and suggestions for programs that might be of interest to you.




Frederick J. Dorchak

IIPS President

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