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2008 Alumni News

Stephen M. Pinkos ('95)

The PCT Companies recently announced that Hon. Stephen M. Pinkos, graduate of DePaul University College of Law (Class of 1995), former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, joined the PCT family of companies to launch PCT Government Relations, LLC. Mr. Pinkos, 37, has joined the PCT Companies as Senior Advisor.

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Posted March 6, 2008

Thomas J. Filarski ('86)

DePaul Law School alumnus (Class of 1986), Thomas J. Filarski, has been named to the Board of Directors for 2008 of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States. Mr. Filarski, chair of the Chemical Group, litigates and counsels in generic pharmaceutical, medical device and chemical and other patent matters in federal court and the International Trade Commission.He has been named to the "Illinois Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation for three consecutive years and a "Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer" by the Leading Lawyers Network.

He is a charter member of the newly-formed Richard Linn American Inn of Court chapter in Chicago which includes DePaul law professor Roberta Kwall as a founding member. He is the author of the chapter "Patent Defenses" in BNA Books' 2005 Patent Litigation Series Handbook, now in its second edition. Congratulations to Mr. Filarski on his most recent achievement.

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CIPLIT hosted the Third International IP Scholars Roundtable and Hosier Scholar Lecture on May 1 - 2, 2014.

On May 1 and 2, 2014, twenty-two senior scholars from the United States and various other countries held a roundtable at DePaul on international intellectual property law issues.

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Professor Sarnoff named Edison Scholar.

Professor Joshua Sarnoff has been appointed a Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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15th Annual Niro Distinguished IP Lecture.

"How to Retain Patent Enforcement While Reforming It – Judges and Counsel Should Manage Infringement Suits, not Congress"

Honorable Paul R Michel(Ret.)
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Commentator, Honorable James F Holderman
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

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In August 2013, four members of CIPLIT faculty participated in the 13th annual IP Scholars Conference, which originated at DePaul in 2000.

Professor Roberta Kwall opened the conference with a talk about the history of the conference and the top 10 things law faculty can do to enhance their career potential in this new reality of legal education. Professor Margit Livingston presented her paper on Copyright Infringement of Music: Determining Whether What Sounds Alike Is Alike. Professor Josh Sarnoff commented on Victoria Stodden’s paper, Software Patents as a Barrier to Scientific Transparency: An Unexpected Consequence of Bayh-Dole. Professor Fusco spoke about The Origins of Patent Examination in the Venetian Republic.

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