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Wednesday, 6 December 2017 9:37 am

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CONYERS ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE RETIREMENT

Yesterday Rep. JOHN CONYERS JR. (D-Mich.) announced his immediate retirement. Conyers, who stepped aside last month as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee in the face of sexual harassment allegations, was the dean of the House, the representative that has been in office the longest. Elected to represent Michigan’s 13th Congressional District in 1964, he is the longest-serving African-American representative in history. He co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971. He has been the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee for more than a decade.

House IP Subcommittee Ranking Member JERROLD NADLER (D-N.Y.) has been serving as acting Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee since Conyers stepped down. House Democrats expect to hold elections for the position during the week of 18 December. Nadler and Rep. ZOE LOFGREN (D-Calif.) have both indicated their interest in the position.

HONORABLE SUE ROBINSON, CRISPR-CAS9 INVENTORS HONORED AT FOUNDATION AWARDS DINNER

Last night the IPO Education Foundation held its annual Foundation Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The Foundation presented the Distinguished IP Professional Award to Judge SUE ROBINSON Chief Judge of the District Court of Delaware (retired). The Inventor of the Year Award was presented to Dr. JENNIFER DOUDNA of the University of California, Berkeley and Dr. FENG ZHANG of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for their work on the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology.

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Judge Sue Robinson and IPOEF President Louis Foreman
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Dr. Jennifer Doudna, U.C. Berkeley Dr. Feng Zhang, The Broad Institute

 

The black-tie event, which was attended by 450 members of the IP community, was emceed by MILES O’BRIEN, former CNN anchor and science, technology, and aerospace reporter. For more information on IPOEF programs visit our website at www.ipoef.org.

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Anissa King, Sen. Dick Durbin (D. Ill.), and Danielle Lupo

IP VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS MEET MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, HONORED AT FOUNDATION AWARDS DINNER

The winners of the IPO Education Foundation’s 2017 IP Video Contest were also honored during last night’s Foundation Awards Dinner. Earlier in the day, IPOEF arranged meetings with the winners’ members of Congress, where they talked about their videos. The winners are:

13-15 Years-Old
Anissa King – Oswego, IL
Will Cuculis – Seven Valley, PA

16-18 Years-Old
Kris Hristov – Wilmington, DE
Jaime Urdaneta – Katy, TX

19 Years and Over
Danielle Lupo – Gutner, IL

Each winner also received a $5,000 scholarship or cash prize. The winning videos are available on the IP Video Contest page.

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TODAY ON IPO’S IP CHAT CHANNEL™ — DEFINITE DYSFUNCTION: LATEST ON FUNCTIONAL CLAIMING AFTER MASTERMINE V. MICROSOFT

Tune in to the IP Chat Channel™ today at 2:00p.m. ET for Functional Claiming after Mastermine v. Microsoft. Our panelists are CHARLES BIENEMAN (Bejin Bieneman), Prof. DENNIS CROUCH (University of Missouri Law), and SCOTT MCKEOWN (Ropes & Gray). CLE granted in many states. IP Chat Channel webinars are recorded and available on our website after the live webinars.

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA

Author Krakauer Sues Magazine for Copyright Infringement on Republished Article

Yesterday Boulder, Colorado’s Daily Camera reported that author JON KRAKAUER sued Outside Magazine for copyright infringement. Krakauer claims the magazine republished his 1996 article “Into Thin Air” online in 2015 without authorization.