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Mosaic 2023 Event Recap

On October 27-28, 2023, IIPSJ, along with University of Illinois Chicago Law, hosted the 9th Annual IP Mosaic Conference with the theme IP Rights and Wrongs: Advancing Social Justice and Ethics.

During the conference, attendees were able to listen to two plenary panel presentations which are saved on our Youtube page. The presentations were:

International IP and Climate Change

Moderator: Metka Potočnik, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Wolverhampton, Law School and Director of The F-List for Music CIC



  • Peter Oksen, World Intellectual Property Organization, Global Challenges Division
  • Antony Taubman, World Trade Organization, Intellectual Property Division


Copyright Behind Bars: At the Intersection of Systemic Incarceration and IP Social Justice


Moderator: John R. Whitman, Ph.D., author, Executive Director, Museum for Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship


  • Jeanie Austin, Ph.D., Librarian, Jail and Reentry Services, San Francisco Public Library
  • Wendy Jason, Founder and Director, Justice Arts Coalition, nonprofit national network for those creating art in and around the criminal justice system (invited)
  • Doran Larson, Ph.D, Professor of Literature, Hamilton College and Founder and Co-Director of the American Prison Writing Archive
  • Viva R. Moffat, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Program, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, advocating for IP rights for currently/formerly incarcerated and society
  • Fury Young, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Die Jim Crow, the first nonprofit record label for currently and formerly incarcerated artists


In addition, participants were able to present their papers and ideas for papers and receive feedback from attendees on their ideas. These five separate paper presentation panels were:

  • IP & Tech
  • 2023 Ben Liu Scholars
  • The Role of Patent Law: from Technicalities to Social Correctives?
  • IP and Social Action: Ways to Empowerment?
  • Music Creators and Society: System Reboot or Reform to Building Better Partnerships?

We hope you can join us this fall as we celebrate the 10th Annual IP Mosaic Conference at in person and online at Marquette University Law School (dates TBA).

Wikimedia Highlights WRKE Fellow Contributions in Inaugural Year Review

Interested in learning about the “Why?” behind the Race and Knowledge Equity Fellowship program? Our partners at Wikimedia published a great piece on the Equity Fund where current IIPSJ fellow, Shreyanka Mirchandani Changaroth also received a special mention and quote:


IIPSJ’s inaugural Wikimedia Race and Knowledge Equity Fellow is Shreyanka Mirchandani Changaroth, a legal expert who has lived and worked in Singapore, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and is called to the Singapore bar. Shreyanka will lead work with IIPSJ to explore ways to impact IP policy in the US through community engagement. “We can now focus our efforts on tackling grassroots community education around intellectual property, something that goes to the very core of racial equity in the technological society,” said Shreyanka, when describing the new Fellowship.

Read their full article below.

[CLOSED 8/11/23] Applications Now Open: 2023-24 Wikimedia Race and Knowledge Equity Fellow

The inaugural year for the Wikimedia Race and Knowledge Equity (WRKE) Fellowship has been in a success. Now, thanks to continued generous support from our partners at the Wikimedia Foundation Knowledge Equity Fund, IIPSJ is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications to hire a new WRKE Fellow for the 2023-2024 year. You can view and download the full position announcement here.

Also in the coming weeks, be on the look out for resulting fellowship research and scholarship materials from our current fellow, Shreyanka Mirchandani Changaroth.

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