Counterfeit Merchandise and a Jury's Impact on Patent Law: Chicago's John Marshall Law School Hits Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law

CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What is the best way to handle a trademark/copyright counterfeiting case? Can the use of jury research give you the upper hand in patent cases? Those topics and more are among the hottest issues hitting intellectual property law, as The John Marshall Law School hosts its 59th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference.

On Feb. 27, the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will host experts from around the country who will discuss the latest in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets law.

Lisa Jorgenson, executive director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and a John Marshall graduate, will deliver the keynote address. Experts will host a morning session on recent developments in intellectual property law. In the afternoon, participants will have the option of attending patent-concentrated or copyright- and trademark-focused panels.

Afternoon Sessions:

  • Creative Use of Jury Research in Patent Cases
  • Drafting Successful Applications for Life Science and Business Method Patents
  • Patent Damages
  • Special Considerations in Post-Grant Proceedings for Biotech/Pharma Patents Vs. Other Technology Patents
  • The Right of Publicity and Entertainment Works
  • Raging Bull and Laches – What the Supreme Court Really Said
  • Key Issues in the TTAB
  • Practical Aspects of Handling Counterfeit Cases

John Marshall boasts the 12th-ranked IP program in the nation and has been a consistent leader in intellectual property law since it began offering IP courses nearly 100 years ago.


Who: Keynote, Lisa K. Jorgenson, Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association
What: 59th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
Where: The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
When: 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Feb. 27
How Much: $195 general registration, $95 government, judicial, or academic registration, free to John Marshall students and faculty – Approximately 6.5 hours of CLE credit (pending approval) is available.
Click here to register. For more information, please contact Christine Kraly at


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