Notre Dame Law School is excited to announce a new lecture series focused on intellectual property, technology, and innovation policy. The Haug Family Innovation Lecture Series was made possible by the generous support of Ed and Noreen Haug through the Haug Family Foundation.
Melissa Wasserman, Charles Tilford McCormick Professor of Law at The University of Texas, presented the inaugural Haug Family Innovation Lecture, titled "Irrational Ignorance at the Patent Office" on Monday, April 8. Notre Dame Law Professor Steve Yelderman gave a response to Wasserman’s lecture, and Ed Haug moderated.
The lecture series will bring together leading academics, practicing lawyers, judges, and other policymakers on a broad range of innovation and technology-related topics.
“We are really excited to launch the Haug Family Innovation Lecture Series, and we’re grateful to Ed and Noreen Haug for making it possible. We want Notre Dame to be a policy leader in this area, and this series will give us the chance to host and shape discussions on important issues. We also want to leverage the great work of our colleagues at the IDEA Center, and that is why we made the inaugural event a part of Idea Week,” said Mark McKenna, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law.
Presenter Melissa Wasserman, Charles Tilford McCormick Professor of Law at The University of Texas, sits with Notre Dame Law Professor Stephen Yelderman at the inaugural Haug Family Innovation Lecture Series. Photos credit: QuickFire Design.
“On behalf of Noreen and myself, we could not be more excited than to support the ongoing efforts of Notre Dame Law School and IDEA Center focusing on innovation and the intersection of technology and the law. We look forward to an exciting and expanding lecture series for years to come,” said Ed Haug.
Ed Haug is the managing partner and co-founder of Haug Partners LLP, a law firm with offices in New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Haug graduated from Notre Dame in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, and earned his J.D. from St. John’s University in 1978. Ed is a past president of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and has been a trial lawyer handling many bench and jury trials nation wide. He has also published and lectured extensively on patent litigation.