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BACKGROUND AND CREDENTIALS

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • State of Illinois Supreme Court, 1975
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1975
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1983
  • United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1978
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1976

BAR ASSOCIATION AFFILIATIONS
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1976
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, 1976
  • Chicago Bar Association, 1975

EDUCATION
  • DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 1975
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.S.I.E., 1972

HONORARY SOCIETIES
  • Tau Beta Pi, engineering, 1972
  • Alpha Pi Mu, industrial engineering, 1972
  • DePaul Law Review, Associate Editor, 1974-75





JOHN C. SHEPARD

Patent Attorney

Address
575 Sunset Road
Winnetka, IL 60093-4018
U.S.A.

Telephone
(847) 965-8660

E-mail
johnshepardlaw
@gmail.com




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PROPERTY LAW


PATENTS

A patent is a right granted by the federal government to inventors to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.Click here for more information about patents.

TRADEMARKS

A trademark or service mark is a protectible business asset that may be registered or unregistered and includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services.Click here for more information about trademarks.

COPYRIGHTS

A copyright is an exclusive right granted by the federal government to authors of original (published and unpublished) works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.Click here for more information about copyrights.

TRADE SECRETS

A trade secret is a protectible asset and includes a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable and is undisclosed and held in confidence by its owner, by which the owner can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers.Click here for more information about trade secrets.
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