The Chicago Bar Association is honoring Judge Shadur with its Lifetime Achievement Award at a reception on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court. RSVP here. For most Chicago IP practitioners and blog readers, it likely goes without saying that Judge Shadur had a profound impact on both the Northern District generally and the IP bar specifically over his decades on the bench. In addition to his strong control of his docket and courtroom, his encyclopedic knowledge of the Federal Rules, the Rules of Evidence and the Local Rules were legendary. As someone who read each of his many IP decisions over the last decade-plus of his career, his wit and writing style is also a significant loss for the Northern District. I hope to see you at Judge Shadur’s reception.