Faculty Spotlight Series

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: ZOOM

Intellectual property law issues in non-fungible tokens (nfts)

Featured speaker: 

professor Christa J. laser

Assistant Professor of Law, Intellectual Property & Innovation

 

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Attendees will learn more about how copyright, patent, and trademark law intersect with issues of minting and selling the hottest new blockchain asset, non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Professor Christa Laser comes to Cleveland-Marshall after nearly a decade of practice experience as an intellectual property litigator at the law firms WilmerHale and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has deep expertise in patents, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising, pharmaceutical litigation and regulation, and technology law. She has represented leading life sciences and technology companies in all stages of trial and appellate matters and consulted on legislative changes to intellectual property laws.

Professor Laser's research focuses on intellectual property and innovation. Her patent law scholarship has been cited by numerous scholars, by judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her research envisions an intellectual property system that supports innovation, investment, and competition across all technology areas. Prior to law school, she worked as a scientific researcher, where her work studying protein dynamics of photosynthesis using genetically modified bacteria and laser spectroscopy was published in the prestigious journal Science.

Prof. Laser has a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School (World Champion, International & North American Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition; Research Assistant, Professor Lawrence Cunningham; Notes Editor, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal); and a B.S. from Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College (Beckman Scholar; Biochemistry Award).

 

 

CLE credit: 1.0 credit hours pending

Category: CLE Programs, General, Public Lectures

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