On Monday, October 21, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will visit the University of Minnesota Law School, and will give the 2019 Stein Lecture later that afternoon at the Northrop Auditorium. I look forward to hearing her speak. Regarding IP matters specifically, Justice Kagan has authored majority opinions in three patent-related cases--Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs. v. Novo Nordisk A/S, Bowman v. Monsanto Co., and Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC (the last of which I blogged about quite a bit, see, e.g., here)--as well as the majority opinion in two of last year's trademark-related decisions, Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC. and Iancu v. Brunetti, and the opinion in the 2016 copyright/attorney's fees case, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Welcome, Justice Kagan!