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Intellectual Property Alumni Spotlight

Chicago-Kent's Intellectual Property Law Society presents a series of short profiles of alumni in IP practice. Check back to read about more alums as the collection of profiles grows.

Dirk Pauli

Dirk PauliDirk Pauli is a German lawyer who graduated from Chicago-Kent's LL.M. Program in International and Comparative Law in 2003. While studying at Chicago-Kent, he focused on intellectual property law and was selected to join the 2003 IP Colloquium. After his return to Germany, he completed his vocational training and has worked in the IP groups of Linklaters LLP, Bird & Bird, and Taylor Wessing.

From 2006 until 2007, Mr. Pauli worked as an IP lawyer at Linklaters LLP in Cologne, Germany. As of 2008, Mr. Pauli is a senior asssociate at CMS Hasche Sigle, a leading German law firm. He advises national and international companies on all issues regarding patents, trademarks, copyright and unfair competition, as well as license, R&D, and cooperation agreements. Mr. Pauli has special expertise in media, mechanical engineering, and automotive industries.

Mr. Pauli writes:

"The IP Program and the IP classes at Chicago-Kent were outstanding. I really enjoyed the classes and the discussions with my colleagues and the IP faculty. The Program provided me with a much better understanding of the U.S. and international IP system. This helps me a lot in my practice, especially to identify and to understand IP issues in cross-border transactions and cross-border litigation."


IP alumni spotlights from the J.D. program

Margaret L. Begalle '02
Mary Jo Boldingh '91, Clearspire
Patricia M. Chidiac '05, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
David W. Clough, Ph.D. '93, Howrey LLP
Allison M. Corder '01, Valauskas Corder LLC
Thomas Donovan '87, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Christine A. Dudzik '88, Howrey LLP
Jason Du Mont '07, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Martin Goering '05, Cook Alex
Jason Gordon '06, Winston & Strawn LLP
Dolores Hanna '52, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
Brian M. Hoffman '94, Fenwick & West LLP
Christopher Kaiser '05, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jessica Kaiser '05, The Honorable Joan B. Gottschall
Scott Kolassa '04, King & Spalding
Gretchen Hosty Kotleba '03, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Michael Matesky '05, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
Thomas A. Miller '95, Miller Matthias & Hull
Erin R. Ogden '03, Murphy Desmond S.C.
Mary Jane Peal '05, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
Lawrence S. Perry '84, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Eric Priest '02, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
Sharyn M. Procaccio '05, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Ehab M. Samuel '02, Greenberg Traurig
Joseph Schmidt '73, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
John P. Wappel '04, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Matthew A. Werber '05, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

IP alumni spotlights from the LL.M. program

Haris Apostolopoulos '06, Marinos, Lazaratos and Partners
Hong Cui '07, Kraft Foods
Manish Dhingra '06, Dhingra & Singh
Holger Gaidosch '03, Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG
Wojciech Gierszewski '07, Krzyzagorska Podniesinski Loboda i Wspolnicy
Dominik Goebel '07, Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwalte GmbH
Nucha Jeeradith '05, Customs Department of Thailand
Ulrike Koschtial '01, UNESCO
Chuan Lu '05, Chint Group
Mariano Municoy '04, Moeller & Co.
Dirk Pauli '03, CMS Hasche Sigle
Holger Postel '04, Deutsche Welle
Nina Reiser '06, Federation of German Wholesale and International Trade
Goesta Schindler '07
Oezlem Schmitt '07, Alcatel Lucent
Mathias U. Studer '06, Walder, Wiss & Partners
Liuming Wei '07, World Intellectual Property Organization
Jens Friedrich Wiesner '05, Hengler Mueller
Yihong Ying '05, Rouse & Co. International
Jia You '04, Armstrong Teasdale LLP


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