Faculty & Friends
IPIC Director & Professor
Communications Law & Regulation
Intellectual Property Law
Biotechnology & Patent Law
JAMES M. CHEN
Justin Smith Morrill Chair & Professor
Assoc. Clinical Professor
Copyright & Media Law
Assoc. IPIC Director & Assoc. Professor
IP in Creative Industries
John C. Blattner, Dickinson Wright PLLC
Trademark Law & Unfair Competition Law
Prof. Blattner practices brand creation and brand protection law, including trademark counseling, clearance, registration, and maintenance both in the United States and overseas. He also has extensive experience in patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition litigation in state and federal courts, and represents clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Trent English, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
Patent Application Preparation
Prof. English’s practice includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting prior art investigations, assisting clients with patent design-around efforts, patent licensing, patent reexamination and patent litigation. He specializes in medical device technologies.
Monte Falcoff, Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC
Advanced Patent Law, Patent Litigation
Prof. Falcoff 's primary areas of legal practice include intellectual property portfolio management, client counseling and opinion preparation, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, trademark prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and licensing.
Kristin L. Murphy, Brooks Kushman
Prof. Murphy has extensive experience in patent opinions, intellectual property valuations/due diligence and drafting/negotiating technology and IP agreements. She has extensive experience with trademark, unfair competition, and patent litigation through trial and appeal.
Bea Swedlow, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Prof. Swedlow practices intellectual property law, including patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation. She has extensive experience in state and federal courts, and represents clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.