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Keynote Address: Professor Graeme Dinwoodie

2023 Supreme Court IP Review
Intellectual Property
Graeme Dinwoodie
44 Minutes
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Sep 29, 2023
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Keynote Address: Professor Graeme Dinwoodie, Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Distinguished Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent

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Graeme B. Dinwoodie is a University Distinguished Professor and Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He returned to Chicago in 2018 after nine years as the IP Chair at the University of Oxford. He remains a Visiting Professor of Law at Oxford. Immediately prior to taking up the IP Chair at Oxford, Professor Dinwoodie was for several years a Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. During that time, Professor Dinwoodie led Chicago-Kent's Program in Intellectual Property Law, helping to build the program’s international reputation.  Professor Dinwoodie first joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2000 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was a three-time recipient of the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching. From 2005 to 2009, he also held a Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary College, University of London.  Professor Dinwoodie has held a number of visiting positions, including as the Yong Shook Lin Visiting Professor of IP Law at the National University of Singapore, a Global Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, and a visiting professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania. He was elected as a member of the American Law Institute in 2003. In 2008, INTA awarded Professor Dinwoodie the Pattishall Medal for Teaching Excellence in Trademark Law—awarded only once every four years. Professor Dinwoodie holds law degrees from the University of Glasgow, Harvard Law School (where he was a John F. Kennedy Scholar) and Columbia Law School (where he was the Burton Fellow in residence).


Professor Dinwoodie is the author of many books and casebooks, including A Neofederalist Vision of TRIPS: The Resilience of the International Intellectual Property Regime (Oxford University Press 2012) (with R. Dreyfuss), Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy (6th ed. 2022) (with M. Janis), Trade Dress and Design Law (2010) (with M. Janis), and International Intellectual Property Law and Policy (2d ed. 2008) (with W. Hennessey, S. Perlmutter & G. Austin); dozens of articles, book chapters and other substantial works; and numerous essays and shorter works. His scholarship is widely cited by scholars in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. He received the 2008 Ladas Memorial Award from the International Trademark Association for his article Confusion Over Use: Contextualism in Trademark Law (with M. Janis), an article that was recently cited by the US Supreme Court in Jack Daniel’s v VIP Prods. He is considered a leading international authority in trademark law, design law, and international intellectual property law, and is regularly invited to speak at numerous conferences and institutions around the world.  Prof. Dinwoodie was elected to the IP Hall of Fame in 2020.


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 currently serves as an adviser on the ALI's project on the Restatement of Copyright Law. He is a past chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Association of American Law Schools and was president of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) from 2011 to 2013. Prior to teaching, Professor Dinwoodie had been an associate with Sullivan and Cromwell in New York, concentrating in the practice of intellectual property law and in commercial, corporate, and international litigation.