Doris Estelle Long

Adjunct Professor
Doris 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. She specializes in international intellectual property and information (cyber)security law and continues to teach courses at UIC John Marshall in intellectual property, free speech, cybersecurity, and law and technology. She also teaches courses at other universities and abroad including international and comparative aspects of intellectual property law, trade, sustainable development and European Union law, most recently in Australia, Great Britain and the Czech Republic.  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 research projects focus on international harmonization processes, alternative narratives of protection, privacy and copyright reform (domestic and international), the impact of the informal economy on IP norms and sustainable development and the intersections between intellectual property, information security, privacy, culture and technology.

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 as a Visiting Fellow at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Professor Long 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. Among her recent articles are 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 Century    Many of her articles can be found on this site and on SSRN.     

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. Professor Long 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.