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Archive: November 2020

The Latest from UIC RIPL: Vol. 20.1 Publication, RIPL Ranked 3rd in the World, and JITPL Merger!

Posted by Staff on Friday, November 20th, 2020

Dear Readers, The UIC Review of Intellectual Property Law (“RIPL”) is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 20, Issue 1! This issue features three scholarly articles from Professor Ping-Hsun Chen, Shannon Price, and Zachary Shufro, as well as one student comment from RIPL Staff Editor Emily Ruzevich. We are also excited to announce that…

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The USPTO is Affording Relief to Patent and Trademark Applicants, Registrants, and Owners Due to COVID-19

Posted by Staff on Monday, November 16th, 2020

By Stephanie Nikitenko In light of the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, requiring most Americans to work from homeand many businesses to cease operation for the foreseeable future, the USPTO has classified current circumstances as an “extraordinary situation” as per the meaning provided for in 37 CFR 1.183 and 37 CFR 2.146. [1] This has…

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Tokenizing IP: How David Bowie and Blockchain Set the Stage for Creating a Digital Exchange for Intellectual Property Assets

Posted by Staff on Monday, November 16th, 2020

By Andrew D. Butzen – November 16, 2020 The ‘Bowie Bonds’ and What they Inspired In 1997, David Bowie pulled off a move that, at that point, neither Wall Street nor the music industry had seen before. Bowie bundled up nearly 300 of his recordings and copyrights into a $55 million security – backed by…

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