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Professor Daryl Lim, director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Privacy Law at The John Marshall Law School, spoke at the annual conference of the International Competition Network (ICN) in Singapore on April 28.
The ICN was established in 2001 by government and inter-governmental institutions for the purpose of producing best practices and/or model competition law provisions. The ICN is the only international body devoted exclusively to competition law enforcement and its members represent national and multinational competition authorities.
Lim expressed hope that with regard to the intersection of IP law and competition law, he can “contribute to the dialogue and help foster better understanding at a crucial time when countries, both developing and developed, are formulating their competition policies to tech, pharma and other areas,” Lim said.
Lim, one of only three U.S. academics who participated, was invited to speak at the three-day event by Renata Hesse, the recently appointed Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Lim is considered one of the young leaders in the fields of antitrust and patent law. His book, Patent Misuse and Antitrust Law: Empirical, Doctrinal and Policy Perspectives, has been cited by lawyers in a recent Supreme Court case and lauded by many others including by the World Competition Law and Economics Review, a leading journal focusing on competition law. He has also written 15 articles and spoken at more than 35 conferences.
John Marshall’s nationally ranked intellectual property program 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.
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.