Professor Lim named director of intellectual property program


As published in MSN

Professor Daryl Lim

Professor Daryl Lim

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has named Associate Professor Daryl Lim director of the law school’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law. Lim, who specializes in intellectual property (IP) and antitrust law, will oversee John Marshall’s nationally ranked IP program.

“It is a great honor to be part of a new chapter in a story which has had many past successes,” Lim said. “The Center starts from a position of strength. I am humbled by the confidence placed in me and am excited about the challenges ahead. I look forward to working with my colleagues, our students, as well as with our partners outside of the law school, both old and new, to build on the good work of my predecessors.”

Lim is considered to be among the sharpest minds in the fields of antitrust and patent law. His recent book, Patent Misuse and Antitrust Law: Empirical, Doctrinal and Policy Perspectives, has been lauded in World Competition Law and Economics Review, a leading journal focusing on competition law. The review, authored by prominent antitrust professor Spencer Waller of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, notes that Lim “has provided one of the most detailed and insightful analyses of the important, but maddeningly vague, doctrine of patent misuse and its relationship to antitrust law.”

The Law Library Journal, the official publication of the American Association of Law Libraries observed that, “Lim has done a superb job collecting data about the federal courts’ treatment of patent misuse … and presents these concepts in a concise format enlivened by empirical data from a comprehensive analysis of decided cases and commentary by scholars and practitioners.”

His book has been cited to the U.S. Supreme Court by lawyers for both sides in their briefs in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc.,a case concerning post-expiration patent royalty payments. He has written 15 articles and book chapters, and has spoken at more than 35 conferences.

His work also has been cited in a number of reports, including those by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Canadian government.

“Daryl is a respected leader in the world of intellectual property law,” Dean John E. Corkery said. “His accomplishments in practice and as a prolific scholar will contribute greatly to shaping the future of our IP program.”

Lim’s articles have appeared in four of the top eight IP law reviews in the U.S., as well as in peer-reviewed journals and books in Europe and Asia. He also serves as a peer reviewer for The Yale Law Journal, Cambridge University Press, the International Review of IP and Competition Law (IIC), and the Hong Kong University Press.  In 2014, Lim was awarded The John Marshall Law School’s Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award, an honor bestowed for “significant contributions to legal scholarship.” He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and the National University of Singapore and has a degree in economics and management from the University of London (London School of Economics).

John Marshall is one of just two law schools in Chicago to be ranked in the top 20 in IP law by U.S. News & World Report. John Marshall, ranked 17th, also is one of 42 law schools in the country to participate in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Law School Clinic Certification Program. It is the only law school in Illinois whose USPTO program focuses on both patent andtrademark practice areas.

With more than 50 specialized IP courses, John Marshall’s program draws students from around the U.S. and across the globe. It has partnered with IP lawyers in the People’s Republic of China for 20 years. It also conducts an ABA-approved summer program in China directed exclusively to IP issues.


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