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  • 09/03/2019 - DePaul Alum and Adjunct Professor Jeff Becker Named to Billboard Magazine’s Top Music Lawyers List

    DePaul Law and CIPLIT congratulate alum and adjunct professor Jeff Becker, chair of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Entertainment and Media Law Practice Group, for being named to Billboard Magazine’s 2019 Top Music Lawyers list. The only Chicago attorney to receive this honor, Becker has represented numerous local artists including Chance the Rapper and Valee, as well as national names such as...
  • 06/06/2019 - Recent CIPLIT® faculty achievements

    The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®)'s distinguished faculty works in a broad range of intellectual property areas, including copyright, patent, innovation policy, trademark, art and cultural heritage law, cyberlaw, data protection and moral rights. Recent achievements include: Professor Joshua Sarnoff testified before the US Senate on Tuesday, June...
  • 05/31/2019 - DePaul IP program ranked in preLaw Magazine and U.S. News & World Report

    For the fourth year in the row, DePaul College of Law's Intellectual Property Law program received an A+, the highest rating, from preLaw Magazine, a national publication that is read by more than 45,000 law students, professors and law school administrators. DePaul also received the highest grade in Technology Law from 2016 to 2018. The magazine graded law schools based on the breadth of...
  • 03/22/2019 - DePaul student receives 2018 Scandaglia & Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award

    Scandaglia Ryan LLP presented the 2018 Scandaglia & Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award to Jacob Michalakes. The award has been founded and supported by Scandaglia Ryan LLP since its inception in 2002 and is given every year to the student who receives the highest grade in the first-year IP Legal Writing Program. ​​
  • 02/14/2019 - Congratulations to DePaul's Lefkowitz moot court team

    DePaul Law and CIPLIT® congratulate Isaku Begert (3L), Zack Johnston (2L), Randi Leath (3L) and Jake Michalakes (2L) for taking the second place in the Regional Rounds of INTA’s 2019 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition on February 9, 2019, and advancing to the National Finals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. The competition focuses on issues of US...
  • 10/26/2018 - DePaul Law welcomes judges from US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    On October 2, 2018, DePaul University College of Law was extremely fortunate to host a wide-ranging discussion with the Chief Judge, Sharon Prost, and three Circuit Judges, Jimmie Reyna, Richard Taranto, and Todd Hughes, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Joshua Sarnoff moderated the discussion, which addressed topics ranging from the kinds of issues that the...
  • 05/02/2018 - Justin Gaudio, (JD '08), Intellectual Property Law

    Justin Gaudio (JD '08) is a shareholder with Greer, Burns & Crain. Based out of Chicago, he focuses on intellectual property law with an emphasis on global online anti-counterfeiting. We talked to Justin Gaudio about his career and his time at DePaul Law. Q. Why did you choose to attend DePaul University's College of Law? The city of Chicago was a big reason. Growing up in...
  • 04/27/2018 - DePaul College of Law Partners with DePaul University’s College of Computer & Digital Media and Plans Bold New Tech Initiatives

    To meet the growing demand for tech-savvy lawyers in the legal marketplace, DePaul University College of Law is partnering with DePaul College of Computing & Digital Media (CDM), led by DePaul Law’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®). Starting in the 2018-2019 academic year, all second and third year JD students can enroll in select technology courses...
  • 04/18/2018 - CIPLIT gets highest rating from preLaw magazine third year in a row

    For the third year in the row, the DePaul College of Law Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology program received the highest rating from the preLaw Magazine, a national publication that is read by more than 45,000 law students, professors and law school administrators. DePaul is the only school in Chicago and one of only six schools in the nation to receive an A+ grade from the...
  • 04/17/2018 - Health Law & IP Law Ranked in U.S. News & World Report

    DePaul University College of Law has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for Best School of Law Specialties in both Health Care Law and Intellectual Property Law. For health care law, DePaul is ranked at 16, and IP law is ranked at 28. These high achievements are due to the dedication of the DePaul College of Law faculty and staff in both of these long-standing programs of...



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