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Law School's Annual CLE Features Experts in IP, Antitrust, and Employment Law
This year's Annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program featured a host of experts from academia as well as the public and private sectors who convened on October 12th at the law school to focus on "Confronting Change in a New Healthcare Economy: Patents, Antitrust and the Workplace."
Presenters included Eli Lilly & Company Senior Vice President, Robert Armitage, who was chosen by The American Lawyer as one of the 25 most influential people in Intellectual Property Law. He discussed patent reform legislation. June Im, counsel at the Federal Trade Commission, focused on pharmaceutical patents and antitrust law from a Washington perspective, while Tom Barnett, a partner at Covington & Burling in Washington, presented a view from the bar, with a particular emphasis on issues relating to manufacturers of generic pharmaceutical products. IU School of Law - Indianapolis professors Max Huffman and Emily Morris presented a version of an article they are co-authoring in a presentation entitled "A Patent Policy Approach to Hatch Waxman Gaming."
Indianapolis attorney Ellen Boshkoff, a partner at Baker & Daniels, added an employment law perspective, speaking about issues relating to outsourcing.
The CLE program also included one hour of Ethics Credit in the form of a "Professional Responsibility Update" presented by G. Michael Witte, '82, Indiana Disciplinary Commission Executive Secretary and IU School of Law - Indianapolis Professor María Pabón López .
The all-day program costs $250.00 for 6.0 Hours of Indiana CLE credit and includes lunch. This year's lunch is sponsored by Ice Miller LLP who is underwriting this event as part of the firm's centennial celebration. Proceeds from this annual event are awarded as scholarships to students at the law school. These programs have raised over $130,000 in scholarship funds since the Fall of 2001.
See the law school’s web site for a complete agenda and online registration: http://indylaw.indiana.edu/news/events.cfm?eid=359