By Jason Rantanen
Two announcements today from the University of Indiana McKinney School of Law. The first is about IU's candidate search to fill its new IP Chair; the second is for a Junior Faculty Workshop on Intellectual Property Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry that IU will hold in December 2012.
Endowed Chair in Intellectual Property
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is pleased to announce that it is launching a search for the first endowed chair created by the gift of Robert H. McKinney to the (aptly named) Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The chair will be in Intellectual Property and will also serve as the Director of our Intellectual Property and Innovation Center. The law school is looking for a tenured scholar with a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service. Please forward a cv or any questions to Gerard Magliocca (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Junior Faculty Workshop on Intellectual Property Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry
The Indiana University McKinney School of Law is pleased to announce this year’s Junior Faculty Workshop, on Intellectual Property Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Scheduled for December 7 and 8, 2012, this two-day Workshop offers a unique opportunity for untenured scholars to present their draft scholarship for in-depth critique and commentary by respected senior scholars in the field. The Workshop is perfectly timed for junior faculty participants to revise their articles in time for a spring submission for publication. Indiana University will cover both travel and lodging expenses for all participants.
Any untenured scholars interested in participating in this intensive workshop should submit a detailed abstract or the first several pages of their articles, along with a brief CV, to Nic Terry (email@example.com) or Emily Michiko Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org), by June 22, 2012. Works already in progress are ideal for this workshop and will be given preference. Topics for the workshop may focus on any of a range of intellectual property issues as they relate to the pharmaceutical industry, broadly defined. Acceptable topics may therefore include, but are not limited to, issues involving patent and regulatory exclusivity; patent linkage; the Hatch-Waxman Act; the BPCIA; TRIPs; the Bayh-Dole Act; the AIA; public-private collaborations; and more.
Applicants should also submit the names of established scholars in their area of scholarship who would be able to provide meaningful commentary on their drafts. Junior faculty applicants selected for the workshop must commit to producing complete drafts of their articles well ahead of the workshop (i.e., before Halloween), so that senior faculty participants may have time to review them. Selected participants will be notified by July 1, 2012.