Santa Clara Law Professor Tyler Ochoa to Speak at The John Marshall Law School on Copyrightable Material

CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tyler T. Ochoa, a Santa Clara University law professor, will speak at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago on October 7. A highly regarded expert in copyright law, he will discuss new developments on what can receive copyright protection in the U.S in his talk "Copyrightable Subject Matter: What Bikram Yoga, Cheerleading Uniforms, the Batmobile and a Chicken Sandwich Have in Common."

Professor Daryl Lim, director of John Marshall's Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law praised Ochoa's scholarship which "has real world significance."

"We can expect his presentation to make a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate about copyright law," Lim said. Ochoa's talk is expected to discuss an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case on copyright.

Ochoa joined the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 2003 and served as Academic Director of the High Technology Law Institute for the 2005-2006 academic year. He also clerked for the Honorable Cecil F. Poole of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also litigated copyright trade secret and computer software cases.

Ochoa is one of several notable legal professionals who have spoken this year at John Marshall about intellectual property. Others include Northwestern University Law Professor David Schwartz; Kirkland & Ellis partner Ken Adamo (LLM '89); Director of Intellectual Property for the Americas and Deputy General Counsel for Continental Automotive Themi Anagnos (JD '00); Chief Judge Sharon Prost of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Probir Mehta, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative; Director of the Midwest Regional Patent & Trademark Office Christal Sheppard; former Federal Trade Commission Chairman William Kovacic; Professor Hugh Hansen, founder and director of the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute; Acting Chief Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Nathan Kelley; and Chief Judge Ruben Castillo and Judge Edmond Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

One hour of CLE credit, pending approval.

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About John Marshall's Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law

Continuing to lead the way in IP legal education, John Marshall's nationally ranked intellectual property program has more than 50 specialized IP courses. Its IP program draws students from around the U.S. and across the globe.

The Center has partnered with IP lawyers in the People's Republic of China for 20 years. It also conducts an ABA-approved summer program in China directed exclusively to IP issues. It is also one of a select number of law schools to participate in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Law School Clinic Certification Program. And it is the only law school in Illinois that offers both patent and trademark legal services to independent inventors and small businesses on a pro bono basis.

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