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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.

Wojciech Gierszewski

Wojciech GierszewskiWojciech Gierszewski received his M.A. degree from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Faculty of Law and Administration. With a major in Intellectual Property Law he wrote his final thesis on “Musical Works’ Piracy on the Internet – A Criminologic and Legal Approach”. Mr. Gierszewski worked in the anti-piracy department of ZPAV (Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry), the Polish national group of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and for the Hetman Agency, which represents the world’s largest software producers associated in the Business Software Alliance (BSA, e.g. Microsoft, Adobe, Corel). Simultaneously, he completed the School of American Law program at the University of Gdansk organized in cooperation with Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Mr. Gierszewski completed his legal education at Chicago-Kent graduating with a LL.M. in International Intellectual Property Law in 2007. He currently works for the law firm of Krzyzagorska Podniesinski Loboda i Wspolnicy in Gdansk (Poland), which, among others, represents LPP, one of the biggest Polish clothing companies. He also pursues a doctorate degree in law working on a dissertation on the limitations of author’s exclusive rights in the Polish and the U.S. copyright laws. Mr. Gierszewski has written several articles on Intellectual Property Law and has lectured about the copyright protection of computer programs. His main interest lies with copyright law (author’s rights) and the challenges it faces in light of the technological developments.


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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