Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), along with Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), have unveiled a bipartisan and bicameral framework on Section 101 patent reform. The framework, released last week, is short – only one page – but the intent is clear: temper the Section 101-based rejections

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is holding its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 with a reception at 5:30pm CDT and dinner following at 6:00pm CDT at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe. All IPLAC members with 2019-20 dues paid are invited, but you must RSVP here by 5:00

Gabriel Fuentes has been appointed as the Northern District of Illinois’ newest magistrate judge. Before going to Northwestern Law, Fuentes was a journalist for the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. After law school, he served as an assistant U.S. Attorney before becoming a partner at Jenner & Block, where he handles antitrust criminal defense

In light of new case law and an uptick in patent filings, and in particular cease & desist letters, I am presenting a Strafford live webinar titled, “Patent Infringement Letters: New Considerations and Best Practices for Senders and Recipients.” The program is being held on Thursday, May 16, from 12:00pm-1:30pm CT. If you

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, beginning at 6:00pm, with registration open at 5:30pm and networking following the program, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago’s (IPLAC) Young Members Committee is hosting a panel discussion hitting on the biggest emerging technologies – artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and blockchain. Ice Miller’s Shyla Jones is moderating an impressive

As part of the Northern District of Illinois’ continuing 200th anniversary celebration, the Northern District of Illinois Court Historical Association, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association are hosting a program on March 20, 2019 from 3:00-4:30 pm CT in courtroom 2525 highlighting federal judicial trailblazers:

  • Chief Judge Ruben Castillo –

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 1:15-2:45pm CT, John Marshall’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law is hosting George Mason Law Professor Adam Mossoff for a discussion of the implication of the Supreme Court’s decision holding that patents are public rights which can be taken back by the government, in this case via

After Magistrate Judge Mason’s retirement and Magistrate Judge Rowland’s nomination to the district court, the Northern District has selected Jeffrey Cummings and Sunil Harjani to become magistrate judges. Both have strong, diverse experience and will be excellent additions to the bench. And kudos to the Northern District for moving so quickly while the Court is