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Professor Lee Delivers Niro Lecture, Moderates 'Conversation with the Judiciary' at DePaul

Professor Peter Lee recently delivered the 14th Annual Niro, Haller & Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture at DePaul University College of Law.  Professor Lee's lecture, entitled "Patent Law and the Two Cultures," examined the challenges faced by generalist judges in adjudicating technologically complex patent cases.  Past Niro Lecturers include Professor Mark Lemley of Stanford Law School, Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Chief Judge Randall Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Following the Niro Lecture, Professor Lee moderated "A Conversation with the Judiciary," a panel discussion involving five judges from the Northern District of Illinois.  The panel included Chief Judge James Holderman as well as Judge Virginia Kendall, Judge Matthew Kennelly, Judge Joan Lefkow, and Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer.  The panelists discussed the challenges of adjudicating patent cases as well as recent reforms in patent law. 

Professor Lee's scholarly work addresses the intersection of science and society, particularly exploring the patent system's impact on scientific and technological progress.

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