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About Daryl Lim

Daryl Lim is the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (IP), Information & Privacy Law. He teaches courses in IP law as well as antitrust law. His courses are Patent and Trade Secret Law, Trademark and Copyright Law, Antitrust Law, IP and Antitrust Law, and the IP overview course. In 2017, the IP program at John Marshall was ranked #1 in the Midwest, and #19 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Professor Lim's book, Patent Misuse and Antitrust: Empirical, Doctrinal and Policy Perspectives was published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2013. The book has been praised among patent and antitrust experts internationally. It has also been cited to the Supreme Court by lawyers for both sides in their briefs in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc., a case concerning post-expiration patent royalty payments. Professor Lim’s work has also been cited in a number of reports, including those by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Canadian government.

Professor Lim's articles have appeared in many of the top IP law reviews in the U.S., as well as in peer-reviewed journals and books in Europe and Asia, including two by Cambridge University Press. He won the Grand Prize in an international essay writing competition organized by the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) in 2009. He is currently working on the patent and antitrust sections of Intellectual Property: Law, Policy and New Perspectives, a casebook by West Publishing.

Professor Lim serves on the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute. He is a peer reviewer for the Max Planck Institute's International Review of IP and Competition Law (IIC), one of about thirty reviewers worldwide in recognition of his "knowledge and skill in the field." He is also a peer reviewer for The Yale Law Journal, the Hong Kong University Press, John Wiley & Sons, and Cambridge University Press. In addition, he has contributed to practitioner-focused publications for the American Bar Association. Professor Lim received the John Marshall Law School's Scholarly Achievement Award in 2014 for "significant contributions to legal scholarship."

Professor Lim regularly presents at conferences to judges, government officials and attorneys. His views on current IP developments have been featured in legal publications, specialty blogs such as Patently-O, as well as mainstream media sources such as Forbes, IP Watch, Slate, The Daily Journal, RealClearPolicy, and USA Today. He was an invited co-consultant on an amicus brief filed by the American Antitrust Institute in a recent Supreme Court case involving genetically modified seeds. He has been providing antitrust advice as an expert consultant with Guidepoint Advisors since 2015.

He also serves with Stanford University's Alumni Interview Program to interview candidates seeking undergraduate admission to Stanford University.

Professor Lim was the Inaugural Microsoft Teaching and Research Fellow at Fordham University School of Law. He interned with former Chief Judge Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and with former Chairman William E. Kovacic at the Federal Trade Commission.

Professor Lim has graduate law degrees from Stanford University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). At Stanford Law School, he received the Franklin Family Fellowship and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Grant. He also has an undergraduate degree in law from NUS, and a degree in economics and management from the University of London (London School of Economics).

Professor Lim was an associate at Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore's leading IP practice and largest law firm. He worked on litigation and arbitration matters as well as advised clients on IP and technology issues. After leaving practice, he was a research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for IP and Competition Law in Munich, Germany and the Queen Mary IP Research Institute in London, UK.


2015 Present Associate Professor and Director, Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, John Marshall Law School

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  • IP Survey
  • Trademark & Copyright Law
  • IP & Antitrust Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Patent & Trade Secret Law

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315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.994.1121

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