As noted above, I am a full-time law professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, where my research and teaching focus on intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on trademark, copyright, and design. I have written extensively about a wide range of IP issues – ranging from trademark law to copyright, design patent, the right of publicity, and overlapping forms of IP protection – and have presented on those issues hundreds of times. I have filed numerous amicus briefs in complex cases in the United States Supreme Court and various federal appellate courts. I have also advised clients and/or consulted with law firms on trademark litigation and registration matters, and I have served as an expert witness in several cases.
Prior to entering academia, I was an attorney at Pattishall, McAuliffe, a boutique IP firm in Chicago that focuses primarily on trademark and advertising matters. There I litigated trademark, advertising, and copyright cases, had an active trademark registration practice, and counseled clients on a range of IP matters.
I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Economics, and from the University of Virginia School of Law, where Patrick Richards and I were classmates.