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Daryl Lim

Professor of Law

Director, Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law


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300 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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(312) 427-2737 ext. 121

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Daryl Lim is Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (IP), Information & Privacy Law. He also holds the inaugural Microsoft Professorial Fellowship at Fordham University School of Law's Emily C. & John E. Hansen IP Law Institute, and was awarded the 2019 Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship by the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University.

As Center Director, he works with a wide range of stakeholders from government, academia, practice, industry, nonprofits, and various student groups within the school. In addition to organizing key events such as the annual IP conference (, he has helped transform the Law School into a venue where newsmakers from across the country and around the world regularly speak and interact with stakeholders in the IP, technology, and privacy world, including students. He also oversees four postgraduate Masters programs in IP as well as in privacy and technology law, and all aspects of alumni and partner outreach, and fundraising for the Center whose events are funded almost exclusively through sponsorship, donations, and registration fees.

The Provost appointed him to serve on the University's Promotion and Tenure Committee in 2020, one of nine faculty university-wide. He will also participate in the Faculty-Administrator Leadership Program in 2020.

Professor Lim is an multi-award winning author. His work on judicial dissents in patent law was judged to be among the best law review articles in IP for 2017 and was selected for publication in the Intellectual Property Law Review, an anthology published annually by Thomson Reuters (West). His work on how behavioral economics can be applied to the antitrust-patent intersection was nominated for the 2018 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards in the IP category. He won the Grand Prize in an international essay writing competition organized by the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) in 2009. He has also been nominated for several other awards, including the National Law Journal IP Trailblazers, the Top 10 Antitrust / Competition Law Academics under 40, and received the annual award for outstanding scholarship in 2014 and 2018.

Professor Lim's work has also appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court and governmental reports in the U.S. and abroad. His work on post-sale licensing restraints has been validated by the U.S. Supreme Court. His book, Patent Misuse and Antitrust: Empirical, Doctrinal and Policy Perspectives, has been cited to the Court by lawyers for both sides in their briefs in a case concerning post-expiration patent royalty payments. His work has been cited in several reports, including those by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Canadian government.

He has published with the Baylor Law Review, Loyola Chicago University Law Journal, Stanford Technology Law Review, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal as well as in the Northwestern University Law Review Online, the University of Illinois Law Review Online, Michigan State Law Review, and in peer-reviewed books and journals in Europe and Asia, including Cambridge University Press and the European IP Law Review.

He has also contributed to practitioner-focused publications for the American Bar Association, IPWatchdog, IP Watch, and IP Magazine. Legal publications, specialty blogs such as Patently-O, as well as mainstream media sources such as Forbes, Slate, The Daily Journal, RealClearPolicy, and USA Today featured his views on current IP developments. He was awarded John Marshall's faculty scholarship award in 2014 and again in 2018.

Professor Lim serves on the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute. He serves on the European Science Foundations's College of Expert Reviewers and Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship Award committee, as and a member of the U.S. Bar Liaison Council to the both the European Patent Office and the Japanese Patent Office. He also serves as a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network.

Professor Lim is a peer reviewer for the Max Planck Institute's International Review of IP and Competition Law (IIC), the Yale Law Journal, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Hong Kong University Press, John Wiley & Sons, and Cambridge University Press. He is an external examiner for National University of Singapore's Faculty of Law and served as a visiting associate professor. Professor Lim serves with Stanford University's Alumni Interview Program to interview candidates seeking undergraduate admission to Stanford University.