We are proud to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the IP Library - the only academic IP Library at anu U.S. law school. The IP Library was the brain child of Dean Robert Viles, Professor Bill Hennessey and Director Judy Gire. The goal was to demonstrate the FPLC commitment to IP scholarship and training graudate students from around the world. Over the last twenty years the IP Librar has doubled in size. I have been the first IP Librarian for 20 years.
Today at the IP Mall, the secret thirty five year paper collection of the Pacific Intellectual Property Association (PIPA) is revealed. Emeritus Professor Karl Jorda always taught that licensing negotiations could only be successful if relationships were built with Asian negotiators. They held secrets until they trusted the U.S. licensing professionals and lawyers.
Bayh Dole Central was created several years ago I was approached by Visting Professor Karen Hersey who had been longtime IP Counsel for MIT. It was the 30th anniversay of the Bayh Dole Act, described below. She requested the IP Mall to create a site to commemorate the Act and the founding fathers. These men would be but a footnote in history at best.
This is the first in a series of posts highlighting the collections of the IP Mall open source website serving the IP community.
Sue Zago announced that this September the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy & Practice (NHIHPP) will be moving into the faculty offices in the IP Library’s Reading Room on the 3rd floor. We are delighted to have them here and expect that their public health and policy work will be a good fit for the law school and provide good opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate with them.
The Library is happy to announce the addition of the IP Library to the Intelliconnect Legal Web Research Platform. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, the parent to the CCH and Aspen brands, now makes finding IP law and over 40 of their most popular premium IP secondary analytical treatises and news convenient in one easy online service. And, unlike the print version, each publication contains links to primary source cited in the publication. You can use this service while at school or at home.
A message from our Director Judy Gire
I hope you have visited the IP Library today. The older part of the IP Library is hosting an exhibit of art donated by Graduate Programs alums over the years. We hope this brings some color to this gray day.