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About Doris Estelle Long

Doris Estelle Long is a Professor Emeritus of Law, Former Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, and Former Chair of the Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Privacy Group at UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. (Note: UIC and The John Marshall Law School merged in August 2019). She specializes in international, comparative and domestic intellectual property, information (cyber)security and EU law.  She continues to teach courses in Intellectual Property, First Amendment, Cyber, Privacy and Information Security, Information Warfare, Globalization, Trade and Sustainable Development, and European Union law, most recently in Australia, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, UIC John Marshall, the University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law, and Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School.  She is the President of Doris Long Consulting where she provides project management, consulting and executive education services regarding domestic and international intellectual property law, with a focus on entertainment, innovation, capacity- building and information security.  She is also a screenwriter/producer at VeraKen Productions where she currently has cinematographic, theatrical, literary and video projects under development, including a documentary on access to medicines in India.     
Long continues to serve as a consultant on IPR protection issues for diverse U.S. and foreign government agencies, with regard to sustainable development, capacity building, cybersecurity and law enforcement training, including participating most recently in programs in Ethiopia, Botswana. China and the Philippines, and has lectured in the areas of intellectual property, international art, e-commerce, culture, technology, information security, privacy and innovation at conferences through-out the United States and in over 40 countries on six continents. Her current scholarship agenda  focuses on domestic and international access to medicines, smart law and intellectual property, alternative narratives of protection, including traditional knowledge and indigenous rights,  privacy and copyright reform (domestic and international), and the intersections between intellectual property, information security, privacy, culture,  technology and the information economy.
In 2000 Professor Long, while on leave from UIC John Marshall, served as an attorney advisor in the Office of Legislative and International Affairs of the US Patent and Trademark Office where she helped negotiate the IPR Enforcement Sections of the Jordan Free Trade Agreement (among others), participated in various bilateral consultations, and had responsibility for international IP enforcement issues, including TRIPS compliance, and WTO accessions. She has taught in eleven countries, including serving as a Fulbright Professor at Jiao Tung University in Shanghai, as a Visiting Professor at Michigan State University School of Law, and as a Visiting Fellow at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Long is the author of numerous books and articles in the area of intellectual property law, a columnist on international intellectual property law for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, and a contributor and moderator of a blog,, focused on the intersections between intellectual property and trade, including access to medicines.  Her recent articles include Seven Roadblocks to Establishing Sustainable Innovation Policies for Pharmaceuticals Post-TRIPS; 21st Century Copyright Reform: Adding Privacy Considerations into the Normative Mix; Deviant Globalization and the Rise of Diverse Interests in the Multilateral Protection of Intellectual Property; and Mapping the New Geographies of IP Rights in the 21st CenturyMany of her articles can be found on SSRN, BePress and  ResearchGate.  
Before joining the faculty of The John Marshall Law School, Professor Long was an attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firms of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, and Howrey and Simon where she specialized in the areas of intellectual property, unfair competition, entertainment, computer, antitrust and commercial law. She is a graduate of Ithaca College, B.A. summa cum laude; Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude; and holds a Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and an Executive Education Certificate from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.   She is fluent in English, Spanish and French and has reading fluency in Italian.

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