Mr. Donald Dunner, a partner in Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C. has accepted JMLS’ offer to chair the Advisory Board of the School’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law.
Dunner is a prominent founder of our present day patent-litigation system and highly respected both nationally and abroad. Among his many accolades, Dunner was recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” and an “Intellectual Property Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. A recipient of its “Lifetime Achievement Award,” The American Lawyer recently named him as “one of the world’s leading experts on patent law.” In 2010, he was inducted into IAM’s IP Hall of Fame. Inductees are chosen based on their “outstanding contribution to the development of today’s IP system.” Dunner also serves on the ABA Board of Governors and its House of Delegates. He has argued more Federal Circuit cases than any other litigator in the United States.
In accepting the position of Chair of the Advisory Board Dunner stated, “John Marshall is one of the preeminent centers of legal education in the IP field. I look forward to assisting it in that role.”
Professor Daryl Lim, Director of the Center, stated, “We are honored that Don has agreed to helm the advisory board. Personally, I am thrilled. Don is the ideal person to assist us in taking the Center to even greater heights in IP leadership here and abroad.”
John Marshall is one of just three law schools in Chicago to be ranked in the top 25 in IP law by U.S. News & World Report. John Marshall is also one of 42 law schools in the nation selected to participate in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s clinic certification program where students represent people before the agency. And it is the only law school in Illinois whose PTO program focuses on both patent and trademarks.
With more than 50 specialized IP courses, John Marshall’s program draws students from around the U.S. and across the globe and has partnered with IP lawyers in the People’s Republic of China for 20 years.