Author Archive for Kali N. Murray

What I Wish I Had Known When I Started Law School, Part II: (Dis)Orientation

Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Category: Legal Education | 4 Comments »

I have to say, I found my first year of law school (at Duke -- go Blue Devils!) like getting off the plane after a twenty-four trip to South Africa: ... Read more »

“Rah-Rah-Ah-Ah-Ah, Roma-Roma-Ma-Ma, Gaga, Ooh-La-La”: Persona, Authenticity, and the Right of Publicity Now

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Category: Intellectual Property Law | 4 Comments »

Yesterday, I posed the following questions: What is identity? As we define the right, should we only protect a person’s authentic identity (name, likeness, voice, etc.), or do we protect ... Read more »

“Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Dietrich and DiMaggio”: Persona, Authenticity, and the Right of Publicity Then

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Category: Intellectual Property Law | No Comments »

Summer is here and, much to my joy, videos are back! The confluence of Lady Gaga, Glee, OK GO, and You-Tube has reminded us of the great art form of ... Read more »

Our Long National Patent Nightmare is Over? Tafas v. Kappos and the New Patent Administrative State

Friday, October 9th, 2009
Category: Intellectual Property Law | No Comments »

The citizenry of the United States awoke to shocking news this morning . . . the United States Patent and Trademark Office has rescinded its controversial continuation application rules package ... Read more »

IP Geeks Rejoice: 13 Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review (2009) is Here

Friday, August 21st, 2009
Category: Intellectual Property Law, Legal Scholarship, Marquette Law School | No Comments »

The thirteenth volume of the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review (Summer Edition 2009) has recently been published and is now available.   Our outgoing editor-in-chief, Melissa Benko and her excellent board ... Read more »

The Eighties and The Midwest: Who We Think We Are

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
Category: Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

I was going to write a very compelling piece on What Commissioner Kappos Should Do About Tafas (which I care very, very much about in my scholarship and which is actually ... Read more »

Michael Jackson v. Prince: Thinking About Copyright, Intellectual Property, and the Age of the Eighties

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
Category: Intellectual Property Law, Popular Culture & Law, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Irene's recent post on why we love intellectual property gets at its certain power--its ubiquity in everyday life. The recent death of Michael Jackson speaks to that ... Read more »

Favorite Wisconsin/Seventh Circuit Cases: A “Non-Patent, Patent” Case

Sunday, February 8th, 2009
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This is an unusual blog post for me in that for once I am playing it straight with Michael's request of the month. Just one case will be discussed! This, ... Read more »

Particular Humanities: A Lesson Before Dying, A Long Walk to Freedom, and The Wire

Sunday, January 4th, 2009
Category: Popular Culture & Law | 1 Comment »

This is a vintage Murray post in that I take the Question of the Month (favorite book or movie about the law) and, as I like to say, "tweak it" (and, ... Read more »

Appreciating Our Professors: That “One” Law Professor Thing is “Optional,” Right?

Saturday, November 8th, 2008
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So, I have been thinking about a lot of my favorite "law" professor. Rick and David's wonderful posts on their favorite law professors were, of course, inspirational. ... Read more »

Priorities for the Next President: An Urgent, Measured Innovation Policy (Part II)

Thursday, October 9th, 2008
Category: Intellectual Property Law | 1 Comment »

So, to take up the question I asked yesterday, what does "measured urgency" look like?  I would offer a few suggestions.  First, an independent commission needs to undertake legislative revision of the ... Read more »

Priorities for the Next President: An Urgent, Measured Innovation Policy (Part I)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
Category: Intellectual Property Law | No Comments »

Earlier this week, I attended the Third Annual BNA/ABA Patent Litigation Conference (as a result of a wonderful invitation by Barry Grossman of Foley and Lardner--thanks Barry!), where the considerable ... Read more »