Vincent Chiappetta

Professor Chiappetta joined the Willamette University College of Law faculty in 1997. He teaches property, intellectual property, antitrust, business lawyering and science, and technology and law. In 2013 and 2002, he received the Jerry E. Hudson Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 1999, he was named College of Law Teacher of the Year. He was the founding director for the Certificate Program in Law and Business. He currently serves as co-director of the Business Lawyering Institute on campus. Chiappetta was named a CALI Copyright Fellow in 2004 and a CALI Trademark Fellow in 2003.

Chiappetta has extensive practice experience, having served as vice president and general counsel for Tektronix Inc. (1993-1997), associate general counsel (Trademarks) for Levi Strauss & Co. (1992-1993) and associate general counsel (Europe, Africa, Middle East) for Apple Computer Inc. (1987-1991) in Paris, France. He also was a partner in the Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon firm in Phoenix, Ariz., from 1977 to 1987 and from 1991 to 1992.

Chiappetta has worked on numerous high-technology and e-commerce legislative issues, serving as the chair of the Oregon Internet Commission and as a member of both the Oregon Higher Education Technology Transfer Board and the Oregon Bar Computer and Electronic Information Workgroup.

Chiappetta has been a visiting professor at Indiana University School of Law and at Arizona State University College of Law and has taught as an adjunct at Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law, as well as in Shanghai on Willamette’s China Program. He has taught courses in business organizations, business planning, sales, negotiations, banking law and European Union law.

He is admitted to the Arizona, California and Oregon State Bars and to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Bar.

CALI Lessons

This table shows Lessons and podcasts by this author. It includes Lesson title, CALI Topics for the Lesson, the date the Lesson was published on the CALI website, the date the Lesson was last updated, and run/usage totals for the past 30 and 120 days.

Note: usage information for podcasts is not available here and is marked as N/A.

Lesson Title CALI Topic(s) Published in Latest update Runs Past 30 Days Runs Past 120 Days
Architectural Works
August 17, 2018
1
3
Compilations
July 23, 2018
N/A
7
Fixation Requirement
July 23, 2018
11
56
Foreign Words and Personal Names as Trademarks
February 22, 2019
N/A
1
Novelty (Section 102(a))
December 13, 2007
27
91
Patentable Subject Matter
August 7, 2018
8
66
Policy and Patentable Subject Matter
August 7, 2018
4
18
Rights of Public Performance and Display
July 23, 2018
6
7
The Role of 'Use' in Trademark Law: An Overview
December 30, 2018
N/A
43
Trademark Exhaustion/First Sale
February 22, 2019
N/A
N/A
Trademark Fair use
September 4, 2005
N/A
21
Trademark Policy
February 13, 2009
7
22
Useful Articles
December 30, 2018
2
8