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August 15, 2016

- Welcome Engineering Law (GE 400) students and Startups (TE/ENG 450) students!  For each class, a Syllabus has been posted and a Coursepack will be available at the Illini Union Bookstore (IUB) by Wed 8/24.

- According to the Spring 2016 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Joe's teaching was ranked "Excellent" for Engineering Law (GE400) and Legal Issues In Engineering Entrepreneurship (TE 398) - now renamed "Startups"- ENG/TE 450 for Fall 2016.  Joe's teaching was also ranked "Outstanding" (top 10% for the University) for the Intellectual Property (IP) Clinic (Law 692) and Patent Prosecution (Law 797).  Many thanks to all of my students for the great ranking!  I am glad that you enjoyed your class!


May 2, 2016

- Congratulations to the 2016 Barich Award Winner Cem Kuru!

- A big "Thank You" to the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department for awarding me the 2016 Department Head Teaching Award!


April 20, 2016
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #3 April 28th, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #3 April 29th, second half of class

- REMINDER!  3L Law Students - applications for the Barich Award are due Friday, April 15th at noon.

- I will be moderating a panel discussion on Legal Topics For Startups on Thursday, April 28th at 10am as part of the 2016 Entrepreneurship Forum in the Illini Union Room C.  The panel discussion is open to the public and includes panelists from the USPTO, a corporate attorney, and an immigration attorney.

-REMINDER! 2016 IP Clinic Patent And Trademark Filing Presentation, Friday, April 29th, Room B at the College of Law at 12:30pm-2:30pm


March 7, 2016
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #2 March 31st, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #2 April 1st, second half of class

- According to the Fall 2015 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Joe's teaching was ranked "Outstanding" (top 10% for the University) for Engineering Law (GE 400) and "Excellent" for Legal Issues In Engineering Entrepreneurship (TE 398).  Thanks to all of my students for the great ranking!  I am glad that you enjoyed your class!


February 15, 2016
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #1 Feb 18th, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #1 Feb 19th, second half of class


February 1, 2016
- 2016 IP Clinic Intro Presentation, Thursday, February 4th, Noon-2pm Rm 2405 Siebel Center


January 27, 2016

- Reminder: Cozad Competition Intent-To-Compete due February 7th


January 19, 2016

- Welcome Back!

- Welcome Engineering Law students! The Syllabus and the Class 1 Notes have been posted.  A Coursepack is available at the Illini Union Bookstore.

- Welcome Patent Prosecution and IP Clinic students!
- Welcome Legal Issues In Engineering Entrepreneurship students.


November 10, 2015
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #3 Dec 3rd, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #3 Dec 3rd, second half of class

-NOTE: TEC Presentation on Provisional Patent Applications - Nov 12th, 7-8:30pm, Room 119 Materials Science Engineering Building
- NOTE: TEC Courses for Spring 2016

October 11, 2015
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #2 Oct 29th, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #2 Oct 29th, second half of class

-NOTE: TEC Presentation on Visas, International Students, and Starting a Company Oct 22nd, 11am Room B02 CSL


September 22, 2015
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #1 Sept 24th, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #1 Sept 24th, second half of class


September 4, 2015

- FYI - For GE400 and LIEE, I have entered the grades into Compass, but there appears to be an error in how the class page is set up, so I can not verify that you can see your grades.  I have contacted Compass support and hope to have the issue resolved soon.


September 2, 2015

- According to the Spring 2015 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Joe's teaching was ranked "Outstanding" (top 10% for the University) for Engineering Law (GE 400) and "Excellent" for Legal Issues In Engineering Entrepreneurship (TE 398) and the Intellectual Property (IP) Clinic (Law 692)
Thanks to all of my students for the great ranking!  I am glad that you enjoyed your class!


August 23, 2015

- Welcome Back!

- Welcome Engineering Law students! The Syllabus and the Class 1 Notes have been posted.  A Coursepack will be available at the Illini Union Bookstore.

- Welcome Legal Issues In Engineering Entrepreneurship students. The Syllabus and the Class 1 Notes have been posted.

June 2, 2015

- The IP Clinic was nominated for the 2015 Illinois State Bar Association Legal Education Award


May 25, 2015

- Welcome Legal Issues In Engineering Entrepreneurship Summer Semester students.


April 29, 2015

- REMINDER! 2015 IP Clinic Patent And Trademark Filing Presentation; Friday, May 1st, Room F at the College of Law from 1pm-2:30pm


April 20, 2015

-Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Barich Patent Award: Donald Bunton and Brett Scott!


April 12, 2015
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #3 April 30th, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #3 May 1st, second half of class
-REMINDER!  IP Clinic Patent And Trademark Filing Presentation, Friday, May 1st, 1pm-2:30pm, Room F at the College of Law 


March 17, 2015
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #2 April 2nd, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #2 April 3rd, second half of class
-REMINDER!  Deadline for 3L law students to apply for the Barich Award is 5pm on Wed, April 1st


March 8, 2015

- Joe's teaching was ranked "Outstanding" (top 10% for the University) for the Fall 2014 class of Engineering Law (GE 400) according to the Fall 2014 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent.  Thanks to all of my students for the great ranking!  I am glad that you enjoyed your class!


February 12, 2015
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #1 Feb 19, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #1 Feb 20, second half of class

- Congratulations to Greenlight Planet (one of the companies that participated in the IP Clinic in 2008) for raising $10M in financing!


February 3, 2015

- Interested in obtaining a Patent or Trademark of your own?  Attend the IP Clinic Intro Presentation, Thursday, February 5th, Noon-2pm in Room 2405 Siebel Center


January 14, 2015

- Welcome Back!

- Welcome Engineering Law students! The Syllabus and the Class 1 Notes have been posted.  A Coursepack will be available at the Illini Union Bookstore.

- Welcome Patent Prosecution and IP Clinic students!
- Welcome Legal Issues In Engineering Entrepreneurship students.


November 9, 2104

- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #3 Dec 4th, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #3 Dec 4th, second half of class

- Want a paid part-time job?  There is an opening for an online assistant for LIEE for spring 2015.  Please contact Brook Newell at bsnewell@illinois.edu or Katie Henry at khenry3@illinois.edu.

 

October 5, 2014

- A big "Thank You" to Ho Chung for a great talk!

- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #2 Oct 30, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #2 Oct 30, second half of class


September 28, 2014
- On October 2, 2014, Ho Chung will give a talk at 7pm in 165 Everitt Lab.  Ho is a ChemE who went to law school and now works as an Examiner at the PTO.  Anyone considering going to law school or working for the PTO should attend!  Pizza will be served - sponsored by the U of I Pre-Law Advising Services.


September 16, 2014
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #1 Sept 25, second half of class
- REMINDER!  LIEE Exam #1 Sept 25, second half of class


August 21, 2014

- Welcome Back for the Fall 2014 Semester!

- Welcome Engineering Law students! The Syllabus and the Class 1 Notes have been posted.  The Coursepack is available at the Illini Union Bookstore (IUB) and is highly recommended.
- Welcome Legal Issues In Engineering Entrepreneurship Students.

- Joe's teaching was ranked "Outstanding" (top 10% for the University) for the Spring 2014 class of Engineering Law (GE 400) according to the Spring 2014 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent.  Thanks to all of my students for the great ranking!  I am glad that you enjoyed your class!


May 2, 2014

- Congratulations to Jae Kim - the 2014 winner of the Barich Excellence in Patent Law Award!

- Thanks everyone for a great semester!

April 14, 2014

- REMINDER!  Deadline for applications for the Barich Award is 5pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

- REMINDER!  2014 Patent Clinic Closing Presentation, May 1st, 11am-12:30pm, Room J at the College of Law
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #3 May 1st, second half of class


March 9, 2014

- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #2 April 3rd, second half of class
- Joe's teaching was ranked "Outstanding" (top 10% for the University) for the Fall 2013 class of Engineering Law (GE 400) according to the Fall 2013 List of Teachers Ranked as ExcellentThanks to all of my students for the great ranking!  I am glad that you enjoyed your class!


February 9, 2014
- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #1 Feb 20th, second half of class


February 4, 2014

-REMINDER - Patent Clinic Intro Presentation - Thursday, Feb 6th from 11am-12:30pm in Room 1214 Siebel Center. Materials available by clicking Patent Clinic above.


January 21, 2014

- Welcome Back!

- Welcome Engineering Law students! The Syllabus and the Class 1 Notes have been posted.  A Coursepack should be available at the Illini Union Bookstore.

- Welcome Patent Prosecution and Patent Clinic students!


November 17, 2013- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #3 December 5th, second half of class

October 22, 2013

- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #2 October 31st, second half of class


September 18, 2013

- REMINDER!  GE400 Exam #1 Sept 26th, second half of class


August 18, 2013
- Joe's teaching was ranked "Outstanding" (top 10% for the University) for all three of his spring 2013 classes:

  • Engineering Law (GE 400)
  • Patent Prosecution (LAW 692)
  • Patent Clinic (LAW 797)

according to the Spring 2013 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students. Thanks to all of my students for the great ranking!  I am glad that you enjoyed your class!


May 5, 2013
- Thanks everyone for a great semester!

- GE400 final grades are now posted in Compass.  Please let me know right away if anything is not right.

- Patent Clinic final grades have been entered

- Patent Prosecution final grades have been entered


April 16, 2013
- The 2013 Patent Clinic Closing Presentation will be on Thursday, April 25th from 11-12:30pm in Room K at the College of Law

- Reminder! GE 400 Exam #3 on April 25th!


April 11, 2013

-Congratulations to Grant Gildehaus - the 2013 winner of the Barich Excellence in Patent Law Award!

 

March 30, 2013

- Joe's teaching received a ranking of "Outstanding" (top 10% for the University) by students for the Fall 2012 semester of Engineering Law (GE400) according to the Fall 2012 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students.Thanks to all of my students for the great ranking!  I am glad that you enjoyed the class!


March 10, 2013

- Reminder! GE 400 Exam #2 on March 28th!


February 5, 2013

- Reminder! GE 400 Exam #1 on February 14th!


January 22, 2013

- Reminder! Patent Clinic Opening Presentation is Thursday, January 24th at 11am in 141 CSL.  Materials available by clicking Patent Clinic above.


January 9, 2013

- Welcome Back!

- Welcome Engineering Law students! The Syllabus and the Class 1 Notes have been posted.

- Welcome Patent Prosecution and Patent Clinic students!

December 13, 2012

- Congrats to all students in both the "live" and online GE400 classes on completing the course.  Grades are now posted in Compass.


November 25, 2012

- Reminder! GE 400 Exam #3 on December 6th!


October 17, 2012

- Reminder! GE 400 Exam #2 on November 1st!


September 23, 2012

- Reminder! GE 400 Exam #1 on September 27th!


September 19, 2012

- Joe's three classes in the Spring 2012 semester were ranked as follows according to the Spring 2012 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students:

Outstanding (top 10%) - Engineering Law (GE400)

Excellent - Patent Clinic (Law 692)

Excellent - Patent Prosecution (LAW 797)

Thanks to all of my students for the great ranking!  I am glad to have been able to provide a good experience for you!


August 23, 2012

- Welcome Back!

- Welcome new Engineering Law Students! The Syllabus has been posted.

- Welcome new Online Engineering Law Students!


July 23, 2012

- Managing IP Magazine recently ranked Joe's law firm (McAndrews, Held & Malloy) as "Recommended" for general patent litigation.



May 25, 2012

- Joe and his colleague Scott McBride just published an article in BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal entitled "Subject Matter Ineligibility - The End of an Era?"



April 27, 2012

- Joe was awarded the awarded the 2012 Alpha Pi Mu & Gamma Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award  (Industrial Engineering and General Engineering student honor societies).


April 15, 2012

- Congratulations to Scott Cromar - the 2012 winner of the Barich Excellence in Patent Law Award!

- Reminder!  GE 400 Exam #3 on April 26th!


March 18, 2012

- Reminder! GE 400 Exam #2 on March 29th!

- Reminder! Patent Prosecution full patent application and filing paperwork due March 30th!

- Reminder! Deadline for applying for the Barich Award is noon on March 30th!


March 4, 2012

- The Application Form for the 2012 Barich Award has now been posted

February 13, 2012

- Joe has been named an Illinois Rising Star on the SuperLawyers List for 2012.

- Reminder! Exam #1 this Thursday (2/16) in GE 400!

- Joe was recently quoted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin with regard to a recent lawsuit about corporate ownership of a departing employee's Twitter account.


January 15, 2012

- Welcome Back!

- Joint TEC/Patent Clinic meeting Friday, January 20th from noon-2pm at 141 CSL.  Inventors/Startups: If you are interested in having your innovation considered to be written as a patent application, please attend!

- Law students in the Patent Clinic, please note that our first class will be the meeting above at 141 CSL rather than the law school.

- Welcome new Engineering Law Students! The Syllabus and Class 1 Notes have been posted.

- Welcome new Online  Engineering Law Students! The Syllabus and Class 1 Notes have been posted.

- Welcome Patent Prosecution Students!



November 20, 2011

- Reminder! Exam #3 Thursday (12/01) in GE 400!

- U.S. News recently ranked Joe's law firm (McAndrews, Held & Malloy) as National Tier 1 for Patent Law


October 23, 2011

- Reminder! Exam #2 this Thursday (10/27) in GE 400!


September 19, 2011

- Reminder! Exam #1 this Thursday (9/22) in GE 400!

- Joe's efforts in teaching Engineering Law (GE400) have earned him a ranking of "Outstanding" in the "List Of Teachers Ranked As Excellent By Their Students, Spring 2011" as released by the University of Illinois Center For Teaching Excellence.


September 14, 2011

- Joe will be giving a presention tomorrow (9/15) sponsored by the Undergrad Patent Law Society entitled "IP Law Basics and My Path To Law" at 7pm in Room 160 of the English Building.  All interested students are invited to attend.


September 6, 2011

- Joe was recently quoted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin with regard to Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility


August 25, 2011

- Welcome new Engineering Law Students!

- Note Room Change: Engineering Law will be in 403B2 Engineering Hall


June 20, 2011

- Joe was just namedto the Patent Buddy® List of Top Patent Prosecutors (representing the top 2% of Patent Prosecutors) in the areas of "Computer, Electrical, Software, and Business Methods".

- Joe published a short article entitled "Maximize Your Patent's Potential Via Its Enabling Technologies And Appearance" in Electronic Design magazine

- Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM) ranked Joe's firm (McAndrews, Held & Malloy) #3 nationally for patent quality and #2 nationally in the Information Technology field.


May 3, 2011

- Engineering Law final grades available on Compass

- Patent Prosecution and Patent Clinic final grades submitted

- Thanks for a great semester!


April 13, 2011

-Congratulations to Nicole Janovick, this year's winner of the Barich Excellence In Patent Law Award

- Joe will be participating in an IP attorney panel at the College of Law on Friday, April 15th at noon

- The final presentation for the Patent Clinic is Friday, April 29th at noon at the College of Law.


March 9, 2011

- Joe's efforts in teaching Engineering Law (GE400) have earned him inclusion in the "List Of Teachers Ranked As Excellent By Their Students, Fall 2010" as released by the University of Illinois Center For Teaching Excellence.  The asterisk indicates that "the instructor ratings were outstanding".  No other Professor in the Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering Department was rated outstanding - although 3 TAs in the department were rated outstanding.

- Here's an article on the Technology Entrepreneur Center's (TEC's) website with regard to the innovations selected by the Patent Clinic this year.

- Thanks again to Nick Lenzen of Lenzen IP for donating his drafting services for the patent applications in the Patent Clinic.

- The application for the Barich Award is now online.  Applications are due by noon on April 1, 2011.



February 13, 2011

- Patent Clinic and MBA New Venture program have selected their companies.  Selected companies will be contacted shortly.


January 20, 2011

- Looking forward to the new semester!

- New GE 400 Syllabus Posted, Lecture Notes Posted
- 2011 Patent Clinic Startup Presentation and Materials Posted

- Joe will be presenting the Patent Clinic Kickoff on January 21st from noon-2pm in 301 CSL.


December 17, 2010

- GE400 Grades are posted on Compass.

- Merry Christmas (or the Holiday of your choice!) and Happy New Year!

- Joe will be presenting the Patent Clinic Kickoff on January 21st from noon-2pm in 301 CSL.


December 5, 2010

- REMINDER - GE 400 Exam #3 - Tuesday, December 7th at 6pm.  If there is interest, I will review the exam questions at 8pm.  Additionally, if we did not have a chance to go over your scores in the class so far, but you are still interested, please arrive early (about 5:45) and we will review them.

- Joe will be presenting the Patent Clinic Kickoff on January 21st from noon-2pm in 301 CSL.

- Joe is still psyched he was included in the "List Of Teachers Ranked As Excellent By Their Students, Spring 2010" as released by the University of Illinois Center For Teaching Excellence.


November 15, 2010

- Joe just found out he was included in the "List Of Teachers Ranked As Excellent By Their Students, Spring 2010" as released by the University of Illinois Center For Teaching Excellence.

- Joe will be addressing entrepreneurs with regard to participation with MBA students in the New Venture Consulting Project on Tuesday, November 30th from 4:30-5:30 pm at 301CSL.  The talk is open to all students

- Joe will be speaking in Professor David Weightman's Product Innovation course on Thursday, December 2nd from 2-3:20 pm.

- Joe will be interviewing 1Ls at the U of I College of Law on Friday, December 3rd.

- Joe will be presenting the Patent Clinic Kickoff on January 21st from noon-2pm in 301 CSL.


November 8, 2010

- Joe will be speaking at the U of I's Pre-Law Advising Service panel on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30 pm in 165 Everitt Lab with regard to getting into IP law. The talk is open to all students.

- Joe will be addressing MBA students with regard to participation in the New Venture Consulting Project (NVCP) on Tuesday, November 9th from 4:30-5:30 in 3039 BIF.


October 11, 2010

- Joe will be speaking at ECE Explorations on Wednesday, November 3rd at 5pm.  The talk is open to all students.

- Joe will be speaking at the U of I's Pre-Law Advising Service panel on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30 pm in 165 Everitt Lab with regard to getting into IP law. The talk is open to all students.


September 8, 2010

- Joe will be accepting a 2010 Young Alumni of the Year Award from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department of the University of Illinois on September 17th.  Joe is the first attorney to be so recognized. More information about the award can be found here.

- Joe will be speaking at ECE Explorations on Wednesday, November 3rd at 5pm.  The talk is open to all students.

- Joe will be speaking at the U of I's Pre-Law Advising Service panel on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30 pm with regard to getting into IP law. 


August 23, 2010

- GE400 Starts Tomorrow!

- New "Engineering Law" area created on website

- GE400 materials uploaded to Engineering Law area


July 19, 2010

- Joe will be teaching Engineering Law (GE 400) in the fall

- Joe was elected a Senior Member of IEEE

- Articles quoting Joe now appear in Published Articles

- Joe was quoted in an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on June 29th

- Joe was quoted in an article in Law360 on June 28th

- Joe was quoted in an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on May 27th


June 30, 2010

- Posted presentation with regard to new Bilski decision in Presentations


May 25, 2010

- Joe was the invited speaker at the Graduation Brunch for the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Illinois on May 16th. Pictures are available here


April 29, 2010

- Joe has been awarded a 2010 Young Alumni Achievement Award by the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department of the University of Illinois.  Joe is the first attorney to be so recognized.

 More information about the award can be found here.

- Joe will be addressing the 2010 ECE graduates at the ECE Department Graduation Brunch on May 16th

- The Patent Clinic Wrap-Up Presentation is tomorrow, April 30th in 301 CSL at noon.  Thank you to all of the participating law students and inventors!

- Added Patent Clinic Wrap-Up Presentation Materials

- A hearty thank you to Nick Lenzen of LenzenIP for donating patent drawing drafting services for the eight patent applications drafted in the Patent Clinic!

- Patent Clinic Praised in College of Engineering Newsletter



April 26, 2010

- Congratulations to Kevin Cukierski, the 2010 Barich Award Winner!

- Updated Barich Award page to include Winner and Finalists

- Added 2010 Comments on Full App Drafting

- Added 2010 Comments on Filing Paperwork

- Added 2010 Comments on First Amendment

- Fixed 2010 Patent Clinic Presentation Link


March 29, 2010

- REMINDER: 2010 Application For Barich Award Now Available - Deadline Noon on April 2nd

- Added 2010 Comments on Detailed Description and Sample DDs

- Added Listing of Patent Clinic Inventions


February 28, 2010

- REMINDER: 2010 Application For Barich Award Now Available - Deadline Noon on April 2nd

- Added 2010 Comments on Claim Drafting Assignment

- Added 2010 Patent Clinic Participation Agreement


February 19, 2010

- Bid on dinner with me at Papa Dels for you and three friends at the PILF (Public Interest Law Foundation) auction at the IHotel on Friday, February 26th!
- REMINDER: 2010 Application For Barich Award Now Available - Deadline Noon on April 2nd
- Updated Presentations

February 4, 2010

 - 2010 Application For Barich Award Now Available Deadline for submission is Noon on April 2nd

 - New Home Page design

 - Added 2010 Patent Prosecution Class Invention

 - Added 2010 Patent Clinic Intro Presentation

 - Edited About Me Section

 - Added Presentations Section