Internationally Recognized Intellectual Property Law Leader Doris Long Named IP Director at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago

Doris Estelle Long has been named director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

“I am thrilled by the opportunity to serve as the director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law as we move into the second decade of the 21st century,” Long said after her appointment on Oct. 16, 2012.

“For 71 years, the law school has been preparing lawyers for practice in intellectual property law. Today its IP law program is nationally ranked, and the work of the law school’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law are a great combination offering tremendous resources for students seeking a career in the rapidly changing area of intellectual property protection,” she noted.

Long, a professor and chair of the law school’s Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Privacy Group, specializes in international intellectual property law. She has lectured on intellectual property, international art, e-commerce, culture, technology and innovation at conferences throughout the United States and in more than 30 countries on five continents.

“I am so pleased to appoint Doris Long to this position,” said John Marshall’s Dean John E. Corkery. “She has been a great teacher and scholar since she joined the faculty in 1994, and has been sharing her knowledge in classrooms around the world, at conferences, as a government representative and through her writings. I know she will work with faculty to continue to improve our IP law curriculum and to represent The John Marshall Law School’s IP Law Program to colleagues in the Chicago area, across the country and around the globe.”

“As someone who has been a practicing attorney, an attorney advisor with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a law professor, I am aware of the depth of opportunities that exist for our students and our school in the intellectual property field,” Long said. “I look forward to sharing with students and practitioners the tremendous opportunities we provide at John Marshall.”

Before joining the John Marshall faculty, Long was an attorney with the Washington, DC, law firms of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, and Howrey and Simon, specializing in the areas of intellectual property, unfair competition, entertainment, computer, antitrust and commercial law.

A graduate of Ithaca College, Long received a JD degree from Cornell Law School and holds an Executive Education Certificate in science, technology and innovation policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was a Fulbright Professor at Jiao Tung University in Shanghai, and a visiting professor at Michigan State University College of Law.

Long is the author of numerous books and articles in the area of intellectual property law, and a monthly columnist on international intellectual property law for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

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. U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools 2013 ranks the law school’s Legal Writing Program sixth in the nation. The publication also ranked the Intellectual Property Law Program 17th.  John Marshall offers the nation’s only graduate program in employee benefits. Its program in Information Technology and Privacy Law remains the only graduate law program in the country that emphasizes privacy as part of its core curriculum. And, The John Marshall Law School is one of three law schools in the country offering graduate programs in real estate law.