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Suffolk Law School covers a range of topics related to a Suffolk legal education. The goal is to share Suffolk Laws’ views by inviting students, alumni, and faculty to discuss critical issues in law. Topics include Intellectual Property, issues in public policy, the ramifications of the foreclosure crisis, and more.

Apr 15, 2011
IP Issues Episode 1 – When are “Exclusive Rights” Under a Patent License Enforceable by the Licensee?

Obtaining and enforcing exclusivity when licensing a patent is not as simple as it first might appear.  In this podcast, Peter Lando and Tom McNulty of Lando & Anastasi discuss the clauses that must be in a license to permit the licensee to sue for infringement in its own name, the circumstances that might require...

Apr 15, 2011
The IP Program is Ranked by US News

Intellectual Property Concentration Co-Director Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau discusses the concentration’s recent ranking by US News and World Report.

Apr 7, 2011
Suffolk’s SJD Program

Dean of Admissions Gail N. Ellis discusses Suffolk Law’s new Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) program. Additional information is available through the Law School’s Office of Admissions, 617-573-8144 or [email protected]

Mar 31, 2011
Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince

Our IP Podcast series continues with Professor Jessica Silbey analyzing the decision in Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince. Professor Silbey breaks down the case, which deals with issues pertaining to copyright and Appropriations Art, in this podcast.

Mar 29, 2011
The Problem of Overprotection of IP

Suffolk Law Professor and IP Concentration Co-Director Andrew Beckerman-Rodau discusses his Yale Journal of Law and Technology article The Problem with Intellectual Property Rights: Subject Matter Expansion.

Mar 23, 2011
The Football Dispute in Court: Act 1

Suffolk Law Professor Marc Greenbaum discusses the latest development in the NFL labor dispute in this podcast.

Mar 22, 2011
Owning Markets

Our IP podcast series continues with Professor Mark McKenna of the University of Notre Dame Law School discussing Owning Markets, which he co-authored with Stanford Law Professor Mark Lemley. Click here to learn more about our IP Concentration.

Mar 21, 2011
Lessons from the Centillion Case

We are pleased to welcome David Kalow of Kalow and Springut LLP to this week’s Intellectual Property podcast. Mr. Kalow discusses what can be learned from the Centillion case in this podcast. Click here to learn about our IP Concentration.

Mar 18, 2011
Centillion Data Systems v Qwest Communications

We are pleased to welcome Joshua R. Slavitt of Pepper Hamilton LLP to this week’s Intellectual Property podcast to discuss the Centillion case. Click here to learn more about our IP Concentration.

Mar 11, 2011
Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice

Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg discusses her film Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice which will be screened at Suffolk March 23.

Mar 10, 2011
Confronting the Opt-Out Revolution, Garner v. Gerrish and Analyzing Property Rights in the Episcopal Church

Suffolk Law Professor Bernie Jones discusses her recent scholarship, including a book she has been editing on feminist legal theory and the work place and articles on Garner v. Gerrish and property rights in the Episcopal Church.

Mar 4, 2011
Learning from History: The Federal Union and Marriage

Professor Charles Kindregan, who teaches Family Law at Suffolk, discusses his forthcoming article in the University of Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice.

Mar 2, 2011
Diplomatic Immunity and the Case of Raymond Davis

Professor Epps, Co-Director of Suffolk Law’s International Law Concentration, discusses diplomatic immunity generally and its use in the case of Raymond Davis.

Mar 1, 2011
The Florida Olmstead Case and Implications

Suffolk Law Professor Carter Bishop and Louis T. M. Conti, Esquire, a partner in the Tampa and Orlando, Florida offices of Holland & Knight, LLP, discuss the implications of the Florida Supreme Court decision in the Olmstead case. Mr. Conti is the immediate past chair of the Florida Bar Association Business Law Section, currently is...

Feb 18, 2011
Conflicts of Interest and the Future of Medicine: The United States, France and Japan

The Rappaport Center’s Public Policy Podcast Series continues with Professor Alasdair Roberts speaking with Professor Marc Rodwin about Conflicts of Interest and the Future of Medicine.

Feb 18, 2011
Challenging Judicial Independence

We are honored to welcome Justice John M. Greaney and Justice Michael J. Streit to this podcast to discuss Challenging Judicial Independence. Learn more about Suffolk Law’s Advanced Legal Studies programs at www.law.suffolk.edu/als.

Feb 16, 2011
Axl Rose, Activision and Fraudulent Inducement

David Kuznick, JD ’12, a member of Suffolk Law’s Journal of High Technology Law, discusses Axl Rose’s suit of Activision in our latest IP Podcast. The JHTL’s blog is online.

Feb 10, 2011
E-Mail Etiquette

Suffolk Law Professor Samantha Moppett discusses e-mail etiquette in the latest edition of our Legal Practice Skills podcast series. Learn more about Professor Moppett.

Feb 10, 2011
Design Patent Infringement and Gorham v. White: How One Man’s Spoon Revolutionized U.S. Design Law

Christopher V. Carani, Esq., a shareholder at the IP law firm of McAndrews, Held & Malloy in Chicago, discusses design patent infringement and Gorham v. White. Learn more about Mr. Carani and view the slides here.

Feb 4, 2011
Violence Against the Homeless: A Hate Crime?

Our Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast Series continues with Northeastern University Dean Jack McDevitt discussing the problem of violence against the homeless with Executive Director Susan Prosnitz. Learn more at rappaportcenter.org.

Feb 1, 2011
Thompson v North American Stainless

Professor Marc Greenbaum, who teaches labor and employment law at Suffolk University Law School, discusses the recent Supreme Court decision in Thompson v. North American Stainless in this podcast. Learn more about Professor Greenbaum.

Jan 27, 2011
The Subprime Virus: Reckless Credit, Regulatory Failure and Next Steps

Kathleen Engel, Suffolk Law’s Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and a Professor of Law, discusses her new book, The Subprime Virus: Reckless Credit, Regulatory Failure and Next Steps. Learn more about Dean Engel at http://bit.ly/hBaALX.

Jan 25, 2011
Senator Ben Downing on Priorities for the Massachusetts Legislature

We are pleased to welcome Senator Ben Downing to the Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast Series to discuss the Massachusetts state legislature with Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy Alasdair Roberts. To learn more visit rappaportcenter.org.

Jan 20, 2011
Personal Jurisdiction and Comcast SportsNet New England v. Fancaster, Inc

Suffolk Law Assistant Dean and Professor of Law Christopher Gibson discusses Judge Gertner’s September 2010 decision and issues surrounding personal jurisdiction. Click here to read Dean Gibson’s article on this topic.

Jan 20, 2011
Mayo Foundation v. United States

Professor Marc Greenbaum, who teaches labor law at Suffolk University Law School, discusses the recent Supreme Court decision pertaining to medical residents being classified as employees or students in Mayo Foundation v. United States in this podcast.

Jan 13, 2011
Parole in Massachusetts: Reform in the Wake of the Woburn Police Officer Shooting

In our first Rappaport Center podcast of the semester, Professor Christopher Dearborn discusses with Executive Director Susan Prosnitz the parole system in Massachusetts in light of the recent shooting of a Woburn police officer.

Jan 7, 2011
Understanding and Addressing Patent False Marking Claims

We are pleased to welcome Joshua M. Dalton of Bingham McCutchen LLP to discuss patent false marking. Click here to learn more about our Intellectual Property concentration.

Jan 5, 2011
The UDRP and Compagnie Gervais Danone v Sequential Inc

Suffolk Law Assistant Dean Christopher Gibson discusses his authorship of the UDRP as well as his decision in Dannon Yogurt’s case against Sequential Inc in this week’s Intellectual Property podcast.

Dec 17, 2010
The Global Domain Marketplace

Sheri Archidiacono, LLM ’06, legal counsel for Sedo.com, discusses buying and selling domain names in this podcast. Click here to learn more about our IP concentration.

Dec 13, 2010
Commissioner David Morales on Controlling Health Care Costs in Massachusetts

Suffolk Law’s Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy Alasdair Roberts discusses health care costs in Massachusetts with Commissioner David Morales of the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy in this week’s Rappaport Center podcast.

Dec 13, 2010
The Bayh-Dole Act and Stanford v Roche

We are pleased to welcome Samuel J. Petuchowski, Ph.D., from Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP to this week’s IP podcast. Dr. Petuchowski discusses university and inventor patent rights and Stanford v Roche in this podcast.

Dec 6, 2010
The WikiLeaks Document Dump

Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy Alasdair Roberts, an expert on government transparency, discusses the WikiLeaks document dump and its ramifications in this edition of the Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast Series.

Dec 6, 2010
The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990

Suffolk Law Adjunct Professor Mark A. Fischer discusses The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 in this podcast. Click here to learn more about our IP Concentration.

Dec 3, 2010
BITAHR Human Rights and Sex Trafficking Film Forum 2010

Suffolk Law Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of The Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights Alicia Foley Winn discusses the BITAHR Film Forum, beginning December 2 and ending December 5, 2010. For more information visit www.bitahrfilmforum.org.

Dec 3, 2010
Michael Widmer on Massachusetts’ Budget Woes

Michael Widmer, President of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, discusses the Massachusetts state budget in light of the global economic downturn with Professor Alasdair Roberts in this week’s Rappaport Center public policy podcast.

Nov 23, 2010
ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission Reporter on Lawyers Use of Technology

Andrew Perlman, Professor of Law at Suffolk Law and a reporter for the ABA’s Commission on Ethics 20/20, discusses the Commission’s review of the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct and lawyer regulation in light of advances in technology.

Nov 22, 2010
Chapter 40B

Our Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast Series continues this week with Robert M. Ruzzo of MassHousing discussing the Chapter 40B, the Massachusetts affordable housing statute.

Nov 16, 2010
US v ASCAP

We are pleased to welcome John T. Mitchell of Interaction Law to this week’s Intellectual Property podcast to discuss US v ASCAP. To learn more about Mr. Mitchell and his work please visit interactionlaw.com.

Nov 12, 2010
India’s Right to Information Act

Professor Roberts, Suffolk Law’s Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, discusses India’s Right to Information Act in our latest Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast.

Nov 9, 2010
A Conversation with Gerry Leone

Our Rappaport Center for Public Policy Podcast Series continues with Middlesex DA Gerry Leone, JD ’89, discussing his office’s initiatives with Executive Director Susan Prosnitz.

Nov 5, 2010
An Overview of Intellectual Property Law

Stanley W. Sokoloff, JD ’66,  of Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP, provides an overview of Intellectual Property law in this week’s IP podcast.  Click here to learn more about Suffolk Law’s IP Concentration.

Nov 3, 2010
The Blue Sweep in Massachusetts – Warren Tolman on the 2010 Midterm Elections

Alasdair Roberts, Suffolk Law’s Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, discusses yesterday’s election results in Massachusetts with former State Senator and Representative Warren Tolman in our first Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast.

Nov 2, 2010
The Juvenile Internship Program

Mary Sawicki, Practitioner in Residence for Suffolk Law’s Juvenile Internship Program, discusses the newly developed internship opportunity for Suffolk students to intern in various areas related to children and the law.

Oct 28, 2010
Cash for Innovation

Dr. Hintz, a historian at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, discusses his recent Wall Street Journal article on cash prizes for innovation in our latest IP podcast.

Oct 28, 2010
Building a Brand through Social Media

Bob Zelnick, a Washington DC-based Intellectual Property attorney whose focus is on trademark and unfair competition matters, discusses social media’s role in brand building in this week’s Intellectual Property podcast.

Oct 26, 2010
Foreclosure Documentation

Suffolk Law Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Professor of Law Kathleen Engel, a national authority on mortgage finance and regulation, discusses the problems related to inadequate documentation in foreclosures in this podcast.

Oct 22, 2010
Comments on Sony v Tenenbaum

Andrew Berger, a New York City based IP lawyer and author of the blog IP in Brief, joins us as a guest presenter in this podcast. Mr. Berger discusses the SONY v Tenenbaum decision.

Oct 20, 2010
The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act

In this week’s Intellectual Property podcast, Suffolk Law Adjunct Professor Mark A. Fischer discusses the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, legislation which protects fashion designers from copyright infringement.

Oct 20, 2010
The SPEECH Act

In this podcast, Suffolk Law Adjunct Professor Mark A. Fischer discusses The SPEECH Act, legislation which pertains to libel judgments against US authors abroad. Mr. Fischer teaches Advanced Copyright Law at Suffolk.

Oct 18, 2010
The Health Law Clinic

In this week’s podcast, Suffolk Law Professor Sarah Boonin discusses the newly established Health Law clinic. Click Here to learn more about the Health Law clinic and our Clinical Programs.