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Benjamin P. Liu

Benjamin P. Liu

Assistant Professor
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.386.2828

AB, cum laude, Harvard University
JD, UCLA School of Law, Order of the Coif


Benjamin Liu has joined the faculty and also is serving as the director of the Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center at The John Marshall Law School. He will be designing academic programs that will be hosted by the Center.

He has been practicing IP law since 2004, first with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York, and then as an IP attorney in private practice in Chicago. Liu has represented Asian and American clients in patent litigation, prosecution and consulting and his research focuses on comparative patent law issues and biotech IP protection. At the law school, he is teaching IP specialty courses, including Administrative IP Protection at the U.S. Border and Comparative Topics in U.S.-China Patent Law.

After receiving a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in biochemistry and cellular biology, Liu conducted drug discovery research at Eli Lilly & Co. for two years. He then studied Japanese at Waseda University in Tokyo before attending UCLA School of Law, receiving a JD degree in 2004. He was the articles editor for the UCLA Law Review, and chief articles editor for the Pacific Basin Law Journal. He has published a study of IP protection for traditional medicine and contributed articles in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnological News and Intellectual Property Today, in addition to presenting his research on Chinese IP protection at pharmaceutical conferences.

Full Curriculum Vitae


Standard Setting Increasingly Under Siege, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnological News (March 2009)

Practical Implications of SanDisk Corp. v. STMicroelectronics, Intellectual Property Today (September 2007)

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