Doris Estelle Long is a Professor Emeritus of Law and Former Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law at UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. She specializes in domestic and international intellectual property law and its intersections with trade, technology, culture and information security. Doris has taught in eleven countries, including serving as a Fulbright Professor at Jiao Tung University in Shanghai, and continues to teach courses at UIC John Marshall, at other U.S. universities, and abroad, including most recently in Britain, Australia and the Czech Republic. Her current research projects focus on domestic and international access to medicines, smart law and intellectual property, and information security.
In 2000 Doris served as an Attorney Advisor in the Office of Legislative and International Affairs of the USPTO 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 continued to serve as a consultant on IPR protection and enforcement issues for diverse U.S. and foreign government agencies and companies, including most recently in Ethiopia, Botswana, China and the Philippines.
Doris is the author of numerous books and articles in the area of intellectual property law, and a columnist on international intellectual property law for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Her recent articles include Seven Roadblocks to Establishing Sustainable Innovation Policies for Pharmaceuticals Post-TRIPS and Mapping the New Geographies of IP Rights in the 21st Century. Many of her articles can be found on SSRN and BePress.
Before joining the faculty, Doris 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, antitrust and commercial law. She currently serves as President of Doris Long Consulting. A graduate of Cornell Law School, she has also earned a Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity from M.I.T and an Executive Education Certificate in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French, with reading fluency in Italian.