Faculty and Administration
Charles R. McManis is a nationally and internationally known expert on intellectual property. He is the past director of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Program and the founder, former director and co-director of the law school’s Center on Law, Innovation & Economic Growth. Co-author of a book on licensing intellectual property, Professor McManis is also the editor of an intellectual property book on biotechnology and author of a nutshell on intellectual property and unfair competition, now in its sixth edition. He has taught or researched in the United States and overseas, including Korea, where he was a Fulbright Fellow at the International Intellectual Property Training Institute.
Kevin Emerson Collins is a well known patent scholar who uses an interdisciplinary lens to shed new light on patent law. For example, he has explored how the philosophy of language explains the reach of patent rights into after-arising technology; how semiotics facilitates the reconceptualization of the long-standing, yet poorly understood “printed matter doctrine” of patent law; and how the philosophy of mind offers insights into the economics of allowing newly invented human thought to be eligible for patent protection. Professor Collins speaks at intellectual property conferences, panels, and workshops across the United States and overseas, and he teaches lecture classes and seminars that span the intellectual-property spectrum.
Scott A. Baker is a prolific and widely-respected law and economics scholar. His research interests lie at the intersection of law, economics, and game theory. He tackles a wide range of topics from judicial performance to the structure of law firms to problems in patent law.
David R. Deal is a Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Intellectual Property and Nonprofit Organizations Legal Clinic for the law school. With his background in mechanical engineering and years of legal practice in the intellectual property arena, he is a key component of the law school’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Program. In addition to his teaching, clinic, and administrative duties, Deal supervises the two intellectual property related moot court competitions and the patent law externship program.
Throughout his career, Peter H. Ruger has served non-profit organizations, both as a board member and as counsel, often on a pro-bono basis. His expertise is recognized and enhanced by his teaching in this field at the region’s leading universities. Currently, he is a faculty member at the law schools of Saint Louis and Washington Universities. At both law schools, he teaches the law of non-profit organizations. In addition, at Washington University, he works with law clinic students providing legal assistance to area non-profits. Peter’s representation of non-profit organizations has included serving as counsel to many colleges and universities.
He is a former board member and president of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Peter earned his B.A. from Denison University, his M.A. in history from Washington University, and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law.
Gerrit De Geest is a nationally and internationally known expert in law and economics and in comparative law. Director of the law school’s Center on Law, Innovation & Economic Growth, he most recently was a professor of law and economics at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Rebecca Dresser is an expert in biomedical ethics. She holds a joint appointment with Washington University School of Medicine, teaching law and medical students about legal and ethical issues in end-of-life care, biomedical research, genetics, assisted reproduction, and related topics.
Neil Richards is an internationally-recognized expert in the fields of privacy, First Amendment, and information law. His recent work explores the complex relationships between free speech and privacy in cyberspace.
Elizabeth Sepper is a health law scholar whose work explores the interaction of morality, professional ethics, and law in medicine.
Adjunct IP Professors & Teaching Specialties
Caroline Chicoine teaches Trademark Practice. J.D. 1992, John Marshall. Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP.
Lawrence Evans teaches Trademark Practice. J.D. 1977, South Texas College of Law. Partner, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP.
Charles H. Fendell teaches Cyberspace Law and Intellectual Property & Ecommerce Planning & Drafting. J.D. 1989, Washington University. Partner and Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Practice Group, Thompson Coburn, LLP.
Anastasios Kaburakis teaches Sports Law Planning & Drafting. J.D. 1989, Washington University. Partner and vice-chair of the Intellectual Property & Information Technology Practice Group, Thompson Coburn LLP.
Michael Kahn teaches Entertainment Law Planning & Drafting. J.D. 1979, Harvard University. Partner, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP; Chair, IP Litigation Group; Chair, Media & Creative Rights Practice Group. Author, Rachel Gold legal thriller series.
Grant Kang teaches Management and Evaluation of IP Assets. J.D. 1992, Washington University. Partner, Husch & Eppenberger, LLC. Practices in the IP and Information Technology area.
John W. Kepler, III teaches Management & Evaluation of IP Assets and Patent Drafting & Prosecution. J.D. 1977, Suffolk University. Principal and Chairman, IP Practice Group, Suelthaus & Walsh, PC.
Robert H. Lattinville teaches Sports Law Planning & Drafting. M.B.A. 1987, Saint Louis University; J.D. 1990 Indiana University. Partner, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP. Specializes in Business Law.
Danica Mathes teaches Entertainment Law Planning & Drafting. J.D. 2001, Washington University. Associate, Lathrop & Gage LC.
Julie McMurry teaches Trademark Practice. J.D. 2000, Washington University. Associate, Senniger Powers
Jeffrey Michelman teaches Entertainment Law Planning & Drafting. J.D. 1967, Villanova University. Principal, Blumenthal, Kaplan & Sandweiss, PC.
Mark Sableman teaches Cyberspace Law. J.D. 1979, Georgetown University Law Center. Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP. Practices in the IP and Information Technology Practice.
Gregory Upchurch teaches IP Litigation. M.S.EE. 1985, University of Missouri-Rolla, J.D. 1975, Yale University. Partner, Husch & Eppenberger, LLC. Practices in the IP and Information Technology area.
Douglas Warren teaches Intellectual Property Litigation. J.D. 1999, Washington University. Solo practitioner, Douglas E. Warren Attorney at Law.
Bryan Wheelock teaches IP Litigation and Patent Drafting. J.D. 1982, Washington University. Partner, Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC.
For more information or questions about the Clinic, contact David Deal, Administrative Director, Intellectual Property & Nonprofit Organizations Clinic, 314.935.7960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.