Thirteenth Annual Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (JTIP) Symposium

April 6, 2018


  • James O. Wilson, Assistant Regional Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office of the United States Patent & Trademark Office

Legal Technology Panel

  • Dan Katz, Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Thomas Hamilton, VP of Strategy & Operations, ROSS Intelligence
  • Casetext Product Management Team
  • Christian Lee, MSL ’18, Marketing Manager, NexLP

Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Panel

  • Darren Green, Senior Lecturer, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (Moderator)
  • Shanan Essick, JD-MBA ’18, Formerly of JVC Investment Partners & FACTSET
  • Aaron Chockla, JD-MBA ’18, Forbes 30 Under 30, Associate, True North Venture Partners
  • Max Temkin, MSL ’18, Entrepreneur, Cards Against Humanity

Medical Technology Panel

  • Laura Pedraza-Fariña, Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Rod Passman, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Ann Marie Wahls, Latham & Watkins, Partner
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Partner
  • Valerie Eaton, MSL ’18, Senior Research Technology, Department of Microbiology-Immunology

Design Law Panel

  • David Schwartz, Clinton Research Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (Moderator)
  • Chris Carani, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., Attorney in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands
  • Bob Sacoff, JD ’73, Partner, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

CLE Credit

This course has been approved for up to 5 CLE credit hours (1.25 per panel) in the state of Illinois.


  • Silver Sponsor: Kirkland & Ellis
  • Silver Sponsor: Latham & Watkins
  • Academic Sponsor: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Master of Science in Law