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John R. Crossan Biography

Bar Admissions:

  • 1974 - Illinois Supreme Court; US District Court, ND IL; US Patent and TM Office
  • 1985 - US Supreme Court
  • 1982 - Trial Bar, US District Court, ND IL
  • 1978-1979 - US Courts of Appeals, 10th, 4th, 7th Circuits
  • 1983 - US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • 1986-1989 - US District Courts, ND NY, CD Cal, ED MI
  • 1989 - US Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • 1995-2001 - US District Courts, D Utah, CD IL, D NC
  • Numerous pro haec vice appearances in particular added districts

Professional Positions:

  • 2009-Date: Crossan Intellectual Property Law, LLC (Founder and sole member)
  • 1998-2009: Chapman and Cutler LLP (partner)
  • 1988-1998: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (counsel, then shareholder)
  • 1977-1988: Cook Wetzel & Egan (associate, then shareholder)
  • 1973-1977: Hill Gross Simpson Van Santen Steadman et al. (associate)
  • 1971-1973: IL Governor's Task Force-NE Region Mass Transportation (staff atty)

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D. 3/1974
  • University of Virginia, B.S. with Honors, Engineering Science 1969

Recognitions

  • Marquis Who's Who listings: World, America, American Law, Finance + Business
  • Martindale-Hubble AV peer rating since 1985
  • Elected by peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer annually since 2006
  • Elected by peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer annually since 2005

Professional affiliations

  • IP Law Association of Chicago, Litigation Committee Vice-Chair 2007-09, Litigation Committee Chairman 2009-10
  • Virginia Engineering Foundation (University of Virginia), Board of Directors, 1996-2003; President 2000-02, Vice President 1998-2000
  • Dean's Advisory Council, U.Va. School of Engineering, 1997-2003
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, IP Law Subsection, and Section of Intellectual Property Law - subcommittee Chair on Keywords 2007-08
  • American Counsel Association, Board of Directors 1991-95

Publications and Addresses:

  • Contributor to book, Claim Construction in the Federal Circuit, IPLAC 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 editions
  • AIPLA Meeting-Panel Organizer, May 2006 at Chicago: Valuation of Paper Patents
  • Self-Help Guide To Intellectual Property Protection, dblegal.com, posted March 2000
  • Speaker, "Trial Practice and ADR Involving and Using 'Electronic Evidence'", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education seminar, June 19, 1997, Chicago.
  • Speaker, "Using Technology to Simplify Jury Presentations", Coopers & Lybrand IP Litigation Update, March 1, 1995.
  • Speaker, "Video Animations in Jury Presentations", American Bar Association General Practice Section, August 4, 1995 and August 6, 1994.
  • Quick Guide to the Patent Law for the Non-Specialist, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1994
  • Summary Judgment as a Tool for Cost-Effective Case Management, Willian Brinks 75th Anniversary Seminar; Chicago, Sept. 10, 1992.

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