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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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Professor Kwall's Articles Listed Among Most Cited, Top Downloads

Professor Roberta Kwall’s article "Inspiration and Innovation: The Intrinsic Dimension of the Artistic Soul" (Notre Dame Law Review) appears in the recently released list of the most cited IP articles published over the last 10 years. This article and "Author-Stories: Narrative's Implications for Moral Rights and Copyright's Joint Authorship Doctrine" (Southern California Law Review) also are included in SSRN's all-time top 10 download list for Philosophy Research Network: Aesthetic Experience, Judgment, Value.

14th Annual IP Scholars Conference

Professors Joshua Sarnoff and Stefania Fusco participated in the 14th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) held at Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) at the UC Berkeley School of Law on August 7 and 8, 2014.

CIPLIT Hosts Third International IP Scholars Roundtable and Hosier Scholar Lecture

On May 1 and 2, 2014, 22 senior scholars from the United States and various other countries held a roundtable at DePaul on international intellectual property law issues.

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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