2008-2009 IP News Archive
Christopher Kaiser, JD '05, Federal Circuit Clerkship
Christopher Kaiser, a 2005 graduate of Chicago-Kent, will begin a one-year clerkship with Chief Judge Paul R. Michel at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the Fall. (04/2009)
John New, JD '07, Federal Circuit Clerkship
John New, a 2007 graduate of Chicago-Kent, will begin a one-year clerkship with Chief Judge Paul R. Michel at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the Fall. (04/2009)
IPLS Honors Professor Graeme B. Dinwoodie & Attorney Patrick Burns
Professor Graeme B. Dinwoodie, associate dean and director of the program in Intellectual Property Law, and attorney Patrick G. Burns of the Chicago law firm of Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd., were honored by the Intellectual Property Law Society at its annual alumni reception on March 25.
Professor Dinwoodie received the Society's Distinguished Faculty Award and Attorney Burns, a 1978 Chicago-Kent graduate, received its Distinguished Alumni Award. (3/2009)
Jessica Fender, JD '08, awarded AIPLEF Jan Jancin Award
Jessica Fender, a 2008 graduate of Chicago-Kent, is the winner of the 2008 Jan Jancin Award. This award inlcudes a $5,000 cash prize and travel expenses to the AIPLA Annual Meeting next month to receive the award. Jessica was chosen from a pool consisting of nominees from 43 law schools.
The award is given to an outstanding law student who has demonstrated excellence in the area of intellectual property law. This award is named in honor of the late Jan Jancin who served as President of AIPLA and Chair of the ABA-IPL Section.
The Jan Jancin Award is administered by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation on behalf of the AIPLA and the ABA-IPL Section of Intellectual Property Law. (09/2008)
Speakers for 2009 Chicago IP Colloquium Announced
The six speakers for the Spring 2009 Chicago IP Colloquium have been announced. Please visit the Chicago IP Colloquium page for additional information. (08/2008)
Jessica Fender, JD '08, begins Federal Circuit Clerkship
Jessica Fender, a 2008 graduate of Chicago-Kent, will begin a one-year clerkship with Judge Sharon Prost at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit beginning in Fall 2008. (06/2008)
IP Adjuncts named "Super Lawyers" in 2008
Chicago-Kent is proud to announce that four of our adjunct professors were recently named Super Lawyers in 2008 by Chicago Magazine.
"Super Lawyers" is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Indeed, the Super Lawyers designation is only awarded to "seriously outstanding" attorneys representing the top 5% of their profession. This year's winners include:
Daniel Albers, Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IP Strategies)
Robert Barrett, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP (IP Clinic)
Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. (IP Strategies)
Thomas Donovan, Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IP Strategies)
IP Alumni named "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"
Chicago-Kent is very proud to announce that four of our IP alumni were recently named Super Lawyers and six named Rising Stars by Chicago Magazine in 2008.
"Super Lawyers" is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Indeed, the Super Lawyers designation is only awarded to "seriously outstanding" attorneys representing the top 5% of their profession. This year's alumni Super Lawyers include:
Patrick Burns, Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. ('78 grad)
Thomas Donovan, Barnes & Thornburg LLP ('87 grad)
David Lesht, Cook Alex ('81 grad)
Peter Meyer, Steptoe & Johnson LLP ('84 grad)
The "Rising Stars" award has similiar criterion as the Super Lawyers award, however, candidates must also be under 40 years old or have practiced for less than ten years. This year's alumni Rising Stars include:
Alison Baldwin, McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Bergoff LLP ('00 grad)
David Harper, McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Bergoff LLP ('98 grad)
Patricia McGrath, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. ('98 grad)
Jason Shull, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. ('00 grad)
Ronald Spuhler, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. ('99 grad)
John Wiberg, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. ('98 grad)
LivSafe IP Program Fellows get Published
Goesta Schindler, last year’s LivSafe IP Program Fellow, recently had two articles published on various licensing issues. The domestic article, Wagging the Dog: Reconsidering Antitrust-Based Regulation of IP-Licensing, appeared in the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review. His German article, on licensing post-MedImmune, was published in the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s International law journal (GRURInt).
Jason Du Mont, current LivSafe IP Program Fellow, also recently had a piece published in the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal. The piece, Trademarking Nanotechnology: NANO-Lies & Federal Trademark Registration, examines how denying trademark registration to falsely branded NANO-products can help diminish false consumer perceptions of nanotechnology. (06/2008)
Jason Du Mont, 08-09 LivSafe IP Program Fellow
Jason Du Mont will return to Chicago-Kent this year as the LivSafe Intellectual Property Law Fellow. Jason succeeds Goesta Schindler who was the fellow for the 2007-2008 academic year. (06/2008)
IIP graduate, Mor Bakhoum, awarded the Prize of The City of Lausanne
Mor Bakhoum, a 2008 LL.M. International IP program graduate, was recently awarded the Prize of The City of Lausanne. This prestigious award is granted each year by the University of Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) to the student with the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the human sciences. The antitrust piece is titled The Interface Between the Community Competition Law and the National Competition Laws in the Framework of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Congratulations Mor! (06/2008)
e-fellows.net LL.M. Day 2008, Frankfurt, Germany
For the second consecutive year, Chicago-Kent will present its prestigious LL.M. Program in International Intellectual Property Law at the “e-fellows.net LL.M. Day 2008” in Frankfurt, Germany on October 11, 2008.
The "e-fellows.net LL.M. Day 2008" is a career fair open to a small select group of German law-school graduates who want to pursue the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.). At last year's event, participants ranked among the top 5% of all law-school graduates in Germany.
Chicago-Kent will be among a small number of other highly ranked U.S. law schools to present its LL.M. program and discuss the benefits of participating in a graduate law program abroad. The LL.M. Day 2008 also features representatives from prestigious law firms that discuss the various benefits of an LL.M. degree for legal practice. (04/2008)
IP Program Ranked 10th in Latest US News Rankings
The Chicago-Kent IP Program was placed in 10th position in the latest US News rankings of Intellectual Property Programs published this past week. Chicago-Kent is the top-ranked school in the Midwest. (04/2008)
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