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).