David L. Schwartz
Following law school, where he was a contributing editor of the University of Michigan Law Review, Assistant Professor David Schwartz was an associate with Chicago law firm Jenner & Block, focusing on intellectual property law. More recently, he was a partner at a Chicago intellectual property boutique law firm. As a practitioner, Schwartz focused on patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets litigation; patent and trademark prosecution; and intellectual property-related transactions. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Schwartz joined the John Marshall faculty in 2006. His article, “Practice Makes Perfect? An Empirical Study of Claim Construction Reversal Rates in Patent Cases,” was published in the Michigan Law Review, and his article, “An Empirical Study of Patent Claim Construction Comparing Patent Litigation Before Federal District Courts and the International Trade Commission,” will be published in the William & Mary Law Review in 2009. Schwartz teaches Intellectual Property Law Survey, Patent & Trade Secret Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Civil Procedure. He earned his BS with high distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan.