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.
Yihong Ying is a 2005 graduate from the LL.M. Program in International Intellectual Property Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Laws from East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, China. Following his graduation from Chicago-Kent, Mr. Ying took a short-term internship with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in New York.
Currently, Mr. Ying is working in the Shanghai office of Rouse & Co. International, a UK-based intellectual property consultancy. At Rouse, Mr. Ying focuses on various aspects of IP commercialization. His clients are multinational companies in various industries, for instance consumer goods, entertainment and media, banking, software and fashion. His work includes documentation of the intangible assets owned by his clients, as well as the analysis of legal risks associated with the exploitation of such assets in China. Mr. Ying has experience in questions of technology and software licensing as well as the legal issues concerning marketing, franchising, R&D and other aspects of IP commercialization.
Mr. Ying also assisted in the enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights via administrative enforcement, civil IP litigation and lobbying service. Particular areas of expertise include trade mark infringement, unfair competition; Internet and cyber-squatting disputes; and Plant Variety Rights (PVR).
More information about Mr. Yihong Ying is available on the Rouse & Co. website.
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