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Graeme B. Dinwoodie

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LL.B., University of Glasgow

LL.M., Harvard Law School

J.S.D., Columbia Law School


Graeme Dinwoodie is the Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford. He is also Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and a Professorial Fellow of St. Peter’s College.

Prior to taking up the IP Chair at Oxford, Professor Dinwoodie was a Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He has also previously taught at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and from 2005-2009 held a Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary College, University of London. He teaches and writes in all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on the international and comparative aspects of the discipline. He is the author of four casebooks including TRADEMARKS AND UNFAIR COMPETITION: LAW AND POLICY (2d ed 2008) (with Janis) and INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AND POLICY (2d ed. 2008) (with Hennessey, Perlmutter and Austin). Professor Dinwoodie’s articles have appeared in several leading law reviews. He received the 2008 Ladas Memorial Award from the International Trademark Association for his article Confusion Over Use: Contextualism in Trademark Law (with Janis).

Professor Dinwoodie has served as a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization on matters of private international law, as an Adviser to the American Law Institute Project on Principles on Jurisdiction and Recognition of Judgments in Intellectual Property Matters, and as a Consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge. He is the past- Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Professor Dinwoodie was elected to the American Law Institute in 2003, and in 2008 was awarded the Pattishall Medal for Excellence in Teaching Trademark and Trade Identity Law by the International Trademark Association.

Prior to teaching, Professor Dinwoodie had been an associate with Sullivan and Cromwell in New York. Professor Dinwoodie holds a First Class Honors LL.B. degree from the University of Glasgow, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and a J.S.D. from Columbia Law School. He was the Burton Fellow in residence at Columbia Law School for 1988-89, working in the field of intellectual property law, and a John F. Kennedy Scholar at Harvard Law School for 1987-88.


Mark D. Janis

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B.S., Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, 1986
J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1989


Mark D. Janis teaches at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and writes in the fields of patents, trademarks/unfair competition, and intellectual property/antitrust. He has a particular interest in intellectual property rights in plants and plant biotechnology. He has published numerous law review articles and is co-author of a two-volume treatise, IP and Antitrust (with Hovenkamp and Lemley), a casebook, Trademarks & Unfair Competition: Law and Policy (with Dinwoodie) and several other books on trademark law. He is a 2000-2001 recipient of the University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award. He was named a University of Iowa Faculty Scholar for 2002-2006 to conduct research on intellectual property rights in plant biotechnology. In 2006, he was named the H. Blair & Joan V. White Intellectual Property Law Chair at the University of Iowa College of Law. He joined the faculty at the IU Maurer School of Law in 2009.

Professor Janis earned his JD summa cum laude in 1989 from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and his BS with distinction in 1986 in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. He is a registered patent attorney and a member of the Indiana bar. Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Janis practiced patent law with Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 1989-1995.