News & Events

IP Club Lecture: Public Broadcasting


Date: April 20, 2010

Time: 12:30PM

Location: Room E112


Come join the Rutgers IP Club for a lecture on the changes facing public broadcasting by our very own Professor Ellen Goodman! This should prove to be a very interesting lecture as Professor Goodman is actively involved in shaping public broadcasting policy.


As she has recently written in an article in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology:


There is growing alarm among political theorists, media commentators, and ordinary citizens over reductions in investigative journalism as newspapers shrink and close. Others have decried the loss of civil discourse and shared understandings of fact around issues like global warming and health care. Many of the concerned look to noncommercial media – especially public broadcasting – to fill these information gaps. Unfortunately, outdated policies yoke the nation’s public media to the wrong kind of network architecture and fail to provide the proper incentives for collaboration and innovation. So long as this is the case, we are unlikely to see the kind of generative public media networks that respond to emerging information needs and market gaps.


As always, Food will be served.


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Panel with IP Attorneys Eric Begun, Zachary Aria, and Tracey Batt


Date: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Room 106


Up next we have a very special IP Club meeting that departs from our normal lecture-style events. This time we are fortunate to have two industry veterans come and give us an informal discussion about life as an IP attorney.


The first member of the panel, Eric Begun, is Chief Counsel of licensing and marketing for Invista. Mr. Begun started his career as in house council, then transferred laterally over to Blank Rome as a senior associate, eventually making partner. Finally Mr. Begun left his position at Blank Rome to take a job as chief counsel for a very large multinational polymer corporation. Mr. Begun is also an adjunct professor at the law school, and teaches IP Business Transactions in the spring semester.


Our second panelist, Zachary Aria, took a more traditional path. After graduating from NYU, he interned with a judge in New York, and is currently working his way up the associate ranks at Blank Rome in its Intellectual Property department.


Our third panelist, Tracey Batt, is the Executive Director of New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc as well as an adjunct professor teaching Entertainment Law this semester. Ms. Batt is a former associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where she was intimately involved in music licensing litigations, mediations, arbitrations, and negotiations between users of music in many media and the Performing Rights Organizations ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC as well as the Recording Industry Association of America.


Please come join us for this discussion, and make sure to bring lots of questions for the panelists. Since both panelists are active practitioners, this meeting will be held in the evening on March 31st at 5:00PM in Room 106.


As always, food will be served!



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NEW OFFICERS CHOSEN FOR 2010-2011


RIPLA is proud to announce the results of its election for officers for the upcoming academic year.


2010-2011 Incoming Officers:

President: Scott Simpkins

Vice President: Gary Price

Treasurer: Lakshmi Gudimella

Technical Director: Julie Tersigni


Thanks to everyone for coming out to support the club and helping it remain a thriving, successful student organization.



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Copyright Scope and Duration Debate


Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: TBA


Is copyright protection for the lifetime of the author + 70 years really necessary to encourage artists to create new works? Is it really for a "limited" time as required by the Constitution? On one side of the debate, we have Professor Tracey Batt, Executive Director of the NJVLA, who will argue that strong copyright law encourages artists to produce new works and adds to our social wealth. On the other, we have Professor Greg Lastowka, who will argue that artists don't require such an extreme incentive to create, and that the increasing scope and duration of copyright law actually harms society. Any way the debate turns out, it should be fun!


Lunch will be served!


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COPYRIGHT LAW IN A WEB 2.0 WORLD


Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: Room E108


Description: Come join the Rutgers Intellectual Property Club on Wed. Nov. 25, at 12:30pm, in room 108 for a lecture on Copyright Law in a Web 2.0 World from our very own Professor Greg Lastowka! Do you like MySpace, Facebook, or YouTube? Come learn about the legal controversies associated with user driven content and how copyright law struggles to control this new technological paradigm!

Pizza will be served.



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Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: Room E108


Description: Come join the Rutgers IP Club for a lecture on pharmaceutical settlements from our very own Professor Michael Carrier! Should large pharmaceutical companies be able to pay generic manufactures to stay out of the market? With the current health-care debate raging in Congress and across the country, this should be a very interesting topic. Pizza will be served.



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MUSIC LICENSING!!


Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: Room E108


Welcome back to school. We will kick off this year with a great lecture!


Come join the IP Club on Wednesday, September 9 at 12:30 in Room E108 for a lecture on music licensing from our very own Professor Tracey Batt! Professor Batt is the Executive Director of New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc. She is a former associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where she was intimately involved in music licensing litigations, mediations, arbitrations, and negotiations between users of music in many media and the Performing Rights Organizations ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC as well as the Recording Industry Association of America.

This proved to be a very popular and interesting lecture last year, and I bet it will be even better this time around! There



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CONGRATULATIONS TO IP CLUB PRESIDENT DREW WILSON ON PASSING THE PATENT BAR!

If you have any questions regarding the Patent Bar, ask Drew about his experiences.



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September – October 2006


Join PIPLA

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Join AIPLA

Attend October 19th PIPLA meeting

Attend October 25th Ben Franklin Inn of Court Meeting


November 2006


Attend November 10th PIPLA event

Attend November 14th Ben Franklin Inn of Court Meeting

1L’s: Prepare your application strategy for available summer opportunities in 2007.


December 2006


A good time to begin preparing for the Patent Bar during the break.


January 2007


Attend January 18th PIPLA meeting

Attend January (Date TBA) Ben Franklin Inn of Court Meeting


February 2007


Attend February 13th Ben Franklin Inn of Court Meeting

Attend February 15th PIPLA meeting

TBD Deadline for the AIPLA’s Sidney B. Williams Scholarship


March 2007


Attend March 15th PIPLA meeting

Attend March 21st Ben Franklin Inn of Court Meeting


April 2007


Attend April 12th AIPLA event in Philadelphia: Highlights of Careers in IP

Attend April 24th Ben Franklin Inn of Court Meeting


Summer Months


A good time to study and/or sit for the Patent Bar Exam

TBD Summer deadline to participate in AIPLA’s 2007 Job Fair

TBD Deadline for the AIPLA’s Jan Jancin Award