Season 1, Episode 1: Spark of Genius, Trademarking Hashtags

Topic: The function and registration of hashtags as trademarks, current case law relating to use of hashtags as mark, types of hashtags, and the role of social media in the use of hashtags as marks

Hosts: China Smith & LaShaila Spivey

Music written and supplied by Dr. Robert L. Eoff, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Season One, Episode Three: Intelligent Design

Topic: Intelligent Design: A discussion on doctrinal and costly screens to the protection of design across intellectual property regimes

Guest: Professor Christopher Buccafusco of Cardozo Law

Hosts: Professor Mark Janis and Derek Ventling

Music written and supplied by Dr. Robert L. Eoff, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Season One, Episode Two: You Don’t Own Me

Enjoy an interview with Professor Orly Lobel for a discussion about her best selling new book You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side, a fascinating page-turner about intellectual property, innovation and who owns creativity. You Don’t Own Me is receiving rave reviews from the Wall Street JournalThe New YorkerThe Financial Times, and many others!

Topic: You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side by Professor Orly Lobel.

Guest: Professor Orly Lobel of University of San Diego School of Law

Hosts: Professors Michael Mattioli and Mark Janis

Music written and supplied by Dr. Robert L. Eoff, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Season One, Episode One: Licensing with CRISPR

Topic: “CRISPR, Surrogate Licensing, and Scientific Discovery” by Jorge L. Contreras & Jacob S. Sherkow in Science. Find the corresponding article here.

Guest: Professor Jorge Contreras of S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah

Hosts: Professor Michael Mattioli & Dr. Sarah Eddy

Music written and supplied by Dr. Robert L. Eoff, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.