janisWord on the street is that Mark Janis, one of the most highly cited patent law professors of all time, is leaving his longtime post at the University of Iowa to take up teaching at IU-Bloomington.

Professor Janis has taught courses in patents, trademarks and unfair competition, as well as seminars on advanced problems in intellectual property.  His scholarly research focuses on patent and trademark law, the intellectual property/antitrust interface, and intellectual property protection in the agricultural biotechnology industry.  Professor Janis is a member of the Indiana bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He formerly practiced with Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he specialized in patent prosecution and litigation.

Prof. Janis is certainly a welcome return to the Indiana intellectual property community.