Placement Success

CIPLIT faculty and staff assist students with career development and potential placements in a variety of firms and organizations. These job opportunities provide students with valuable legal experience as a significant first step on their career paths.

Recent placements included:

  • Babbitt & Melton LLP
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Cook Alex Ltd.
  • DePaul University
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Greer Burns & Crain Ltd.
  • Hanley Flight & Zimmerman LLC
  • IpHorgan Ltd.
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • Ladas & Parry LLP
  • Lempia Braidwood LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd.
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • Neal & McDevitt LLC
  • Niro Haller & Niro Ltd.
  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • Patents + TMS PC
  • Perry Hoffman & Associates PC
  • Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP
  • Scandaglia & Ryan
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Sneckenberg Thompson & Brody LLP
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

To see some of our previous successes, please visit the previous placements page.



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

To view the video of this discussion, please click here.

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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