Intellectual Property Law Center Events

Each year the Intellectual Property Law Center hosts various events to bring national experts on intellectual property law to campus.

Big IDEA Speaker Series

Launched in fall 2016, the Big IDEA Speaker Series brings renowned intellectual property law experts to Drake University’s campus to share their ideas about innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upcoming events:

Check back for details about upcoming events.

Past events:

"Protecting Mobile Apps and Software—Patent Considerations for Startup Companies and Entrepreneurs"
Nichole Biglin Hayden, LW'04, Of Counsel, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
April 20, 2017
Download the Protecting Mobile Apps and Software PowerPoint (pdf).

"An Insider’s Legal Perspective on the Music Industry"
Wade Leak, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Compliance, Ethics, and Privacy Officer, Sony Music Entertainment
April 6, 2017
View the podcast.

"Strategy & Tactics in Patent Litigation—What You Didn’t Learn in Law School or From A Book"
Charles Monterio Jr., LW'04, Intellectual Property Partner, Blank Rome LLP
March 30, 2017
View the podcast.

"Legal and Public Policy Implications of Artificial Intelligence"
Wilson L. White, Public Policy and Government Relations Senior Counsel, Google/Alphabet, Inc.
Feb. 9, 2017
View the podcast.

"The Innovation Ecosystem"
Dan Cosgrove, LW'92, Vice President of Business Development, Pioneer
Sept. 29, 2016

"Tattoos and Intellectual Property"
Yolanda King, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Development, Northern Illinois University College of Law
Oct. 4, 2016

"Lawyers as Startup Entrepreneurs"
Todd Van Thomme, LW'97, Shareholder, Nyemaster Goode PC
Nov. 3, 2016

Law School Events
October 20, 2017
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
October 24, 2017
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Law School News
October 6, 2017
Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, will deliver a lecture titled "Free Speech in Public Schools: From Black Armbands to BONG HiTS FOR JESUS" on Oct. 26.