John Marshall IP program hosts Chief Judges Sharon Prost and Ruben Castillo

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As published by Bloomberg

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago co-hosted the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s conference “Patent Litigation 2016: The Courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board” on April 28. The event was sponsored by the Federal Circuit Bar Association in conjunction with The John Marshall Law School, The Notre Dame Law School and DePaul University College of Law.

Speakers at the event included Hon Sharon Prost, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Hon. Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Hon Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In addition, Hon. Nathan Kelley, Acting Chief Administrative Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and expert legal practitioners and law professors will also be participating.

The April 28 discussion continued John Marshall’s tradition of leading conversations about the future of intellectual property (IP) law. There have been five recent events on this theme.

John Marshall’s nationally ranked  IP program, directed by Professor Daryl Lim, is one of 42 law schools in the country to participate in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Law School Clinic Certification Program. It is the only law school in Illinois whose USPTO program offers both patent and trademark legal services to independent inventors and small businesses on a  pro bono  basis.

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