Illinois’ Senators Durbin (D) and Duckworth (D) announced that they have established a screening committee and are accepting applications from those interested in serving as a Federal District Court Judge in the Northern District. The screening committee will consist of:

  • The Honorable David H. Coar (Ret.)(committee chair):  Judge Coar served as a United States

The United States Courts of Appeals along with the United States District Courts in the Seventh and Eighth Circuits are hosting the Second Annual Bill of Rights Day Contest.

The Contest is open to all students in grades 3-12 in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Students are

The IPLAC’s Mentorship Committee is excited to announce its second annual mentorship session.  The mentoring program pairs experienced attorneys, patent agents, and paralegals with new attorneys, patent agents, paralegals and law students to provide mentoring in the intellectual property legal profession. This is a great opportunity to build both the experience and collegiality of our

On November 4th to November 5th, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CT, the UIC John Marshall Law School Center is hosting its 65th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference.  The virtual conference offers an impressive lineup of Moderators and Panelists covering an expansive list of topics.  Sessions for each day are listed

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Corporate Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) is hosting a panel discussion focusing on how to transition and succeed as an in-house counsel.  The panel is being moderated by Kara DeAngelis, McDonald’s Corporation Counsel, Privacy & Information Governance. 

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago’s (IPLAC) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is hosting a virtual film discussion on One Night in Miami. The film is a fictional account of one incredible night where Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke,

On September 15, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting a webinar focused on “specialty experts” in patent and trade secret litigation cases.  Judge Albright of the Western District of Texas and Ocean Tomo’s James Malackowski will give you their perspectives on the issues.

The Membership Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting the first of several informal happy hours on September 2, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at George St. Pub in the East Lakeview neighborhood, 2858 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60657.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The Northern District and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are seeking nominations – no later than August 1, 2021 – for outstanding pro bono and public interest representation in civil and criminal matters before the Court.

Factors considered include:

  • dedication to pro bono or public interest work;
  • outstanding achievement resulting from the

On July 14, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) and the Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (“ILIPA”) will host a panel discussion focusing on NFTs and some of the many questions revolved around non-fungible tokens.  The panel is moderated by Alex Karana, Karana IP Law, LLC.