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John Marshall Law School IP Program Hosts Chief Judges Sharon Prost and Ruben Castillo to Discuss the Courts and Case Management in Patent Litigation

CHICAGO, April 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will co-host the Federal Circuit Bar Association's conference "Patent Litigation 2016: The Courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board" on April 28. The event is sponsored by the Federal Circuit Bar Association in conjunction with The John Marshall Law School, The Notre Dame Law School and DePaul University College of Law.

Speakers at the event include Hon Sharon Prost, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Hon. Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Hon Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In addition, Hon. Nathan Kelley, Acting Chief Administrative Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and expert legal practitioners and law professors will also be participating.

The April 28 discussion continues John Marshall's tradition of leading conversations about the future of intellectual property (IP) law. There have been five recent events on this theme.

John Marshall's nationally ranked IP program, directed by Professor Daryl Lim, is one of 42 law schools in the country to participate in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Law School Clinic Certification Program. It is the only law school in Illinois whose USPTO program offers both patent and trademark legal services to independent inventors and small businesses on a pro bono basis.

About The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2017 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 5th, its Trial Advocacy Program 19th and its Intellectual Property Law Program 21st in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

CONTACT: Miller McDonald 312-427-2737 x 554Source: The John Marshall Law School-Chicago