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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.

Joseph Schmidt

Joseph Schmidt graduated from Chicago-Kent in 1973, and is now an adjunct professor here. He is also a partner at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, and has been engaged in the practice of intellectual property law for over 30 years, concentrating on the clearance, registration and enforcement of trademarks; trade dress; and copyrights in the United States and internationally.

Immediately after graduating from Chicago-Kent, Mr. Schmidt began his legal career at Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery, which at that time only employed 25 IP lawyers. He then spent several years at a small IP firm called Laff, Whitesel & Saret, which merged into Michael Best in 2001.

Mr. Schmidt received his B.A. in 1970 from Loyola University.

More information about Joseph Schmidt is available on the Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Web site.


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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