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Themi Anagnos ('00), Deputy General Counsel of Continental Automotive, Speaks on Open-Source Software Development at The John Marshall Law School

CHICAGO, June 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The John Marshall Law School in Chicago hosts Themi Anagnos, Director of Intellectual Property for the Americas; Deputy General Counsel, Continental Automotive on June 9 to discuss "The Risks and Obligations of Open-Source Software Licenses."

Anagnos, who graduated from John Marshall in 2000, will discuss the types of licenses associated with open-source software and what obligations and risks impact users, including an overview of open-source product development and strategies necessary to protect proprietary technology in those products.

"We are always proud to have our alumni come back and present at John Marshall, but to have someone as accomplished as Themi speaking on such an innovative topic is something we are very excited about," Director of John Marshall's Center for Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Privacy Law Daryl Lim said.

Before serving as director of intellectual property for the Americas and deputy general counsel, Anagnos was director of patents and licenses at Continental Automotive. His areas of expertise are patent litigation case management, due diligence, patentability and patent prosecution.

Anagnos is just one of several notable intellectual property speakers that John Marshall has hosted as part of its IP speaker lineup this year. In November, the Center hosted a conversation with Professor William Kovacic, a former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy and director of the Competition Law Center at The George Washington University Law School, and Professor Hugh Hansen, founder and director of the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute. Additional speakers this year include Acting Chief Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Nathan Kelley, Chief Judge Sharon Prost of the Court of Appeals for the Federal District, Chief Judge Ruben Castillo and Judge Edmond Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and Ken Adamo (LLM '89), a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

About John Marshall's Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law

Continuing to lead the way in IP legal education, John Marshall's nationally ranked intellectual property program is one of a select number of law schools 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. With more than 50 specialized IP courses, John Marshall's program draws students from around the U.S. and across the globe. It has partnered with IP lawyers in the People's Republic of China for 20 years. It also conducts an ABA-approved summer program in China directed exclusively to IP issues.

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