The Northern District of Illinois is upgrading their CM/ECF system.  Please plan accordingly as the CM/ECF system will be unavailable Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 6:00 a.m. through 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2023. 

This upgrade will improve security measures and enhanced performance.  Users will not notice any changes to CM/ECF as the modifications will

The Northern District and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are seeking nominations – no later than April 7, 2023 – for outstanding pro bono and public interest representation in civil and criminal matters before the Court.

Factors considered include: 

  • outstanding achievement resulting from the
  • On Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is jointly hosting a virtual event focusing on the impact of bias in the legal profession with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.  Julia Roundtree Livingston and Stephanie Villinski, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on

    On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT, The Richard Linn American Inn of Court and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) are hosting an interactive panel discussion focusing on lessons learned in evaluating whether lawyers are satisfying their responsibilities competently and diligently, and with integrity and satisfaction. 


    On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) is hosting a panel discussion focusing on the complexities and nuances of trade secrets damages.  The panel is moderated by Timothy Oliver, Grogan, Hesse & Uditsky.  Panel members include:

    • John Bone, CPA, Managing Director, Stout;

    On Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting a discussion on navigating common sticking points in technology and licensing transactions.  IP licensing and technology transactions attorneys Cole Hardy, Walgreens and Francesca Cardillo, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP will discuss the most

    The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is presenting a series of speed networking events.  The next, live speed networking event will be Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Law in the 13th floor faculty lounge on Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 5:40 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT. 

    The event is free for Members

    Congratulations to Judge Feinerman who has decided to retire from the federal bench and return to private practice at the end of the year. His thoughtful analysis, kind demeanor and thorough, well-reasoned opinions will be missed.

    Judge Feinerman’s move will create a third vacancy on the Northern District of Illinois bench. The others were created

    Congratulations to Judge Dow. He left the Northern District bench to become Counselor to Chief Justice Roberts. As Counselor, Judge Dow will focus on “Court-wide policies and initiatives” and “matters of judicial administration.” Our local loss is the country’s game. Anyone who has appeared before Judge Dow knows that he is exceptionally bright and

    By Dinis Cheian on October 21, 2022

    The following article by Dinis Cheian is an interesting analysis of patent extension calculation errors that Cheian claims to have found in the Patent Office’s software. I thought Chicago IP Blog readers would find it interesting.

    The Patent Office’s software is miscalculating the expiration extensions of some patents.