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Prof. Mark F. Schultz

Associate Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law

Professor Mark F. Schultz joined the faculty in 2003. He teaches and writes primarily in the area of intellectual property. 

Professor Schultz is a frequent author and speaker known for his work on the intersection of copyright and social norms. Among the awards and recognition he has received for his scholarship was the law school's Outstanding Scholar of the Year award in 2008. Recently published papers have discussed the viability of "free" business models in the music industry and the promotion of creative industries as a grass-roots development strategy for poor countries.

He has taught the intellectual property survey class, copyright law, trademarks & unfair competition, cyberlaw, seminars on the law and business of the music industry and international intellectual property policy and development, and legal ethics. Professor Schultz was a visiting professor at DePaul University College of Law during the 2007-08 academic year.

Professor Schultz received his J.D. with honors in 1993 from the George Washington University School of Law and his B.A. in International Economics from the George Washington University in 1989. He was a judicial clerk for the Hon. Daniel M. Friedman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., and the Hon. Eric G. Bruggink of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Before joining the faculty, he practiced law in Chicago, Illinois, for eight years doing transactional work for high tech companies and litigating trademark, copyright, and Internet cases. 

He is active in leadership roles in local and national organizations, serving as Chair Elect of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law and Computers and as an officer and board member for several other professional and public policy organizations. For the past several years, he has served as an NGO delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, participating in meetings on intellectual property and development.


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Publications and Multimedia
Copyright Revision - Event Video
2014 National Lawyers Convention
November 14, 2014
American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-29-14 featuring Mark Schultz
July 29, 2014
Aereo Shot Down as Copyright Violator: ABC v. Aereo - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
July 14, 2014
What's Next for Copyright Enforcement? Rogue Sites and Other Challenges - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group and George Mason University School of Law's Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property Podcast
May 20, 2013
Copyright and Commercialization after Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group and George Mason University School of Law's Center for Protection of Intellectual Property Podcast
May 20, 2013
Patent Licensing - A Detriment or Key to Innovation? - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast Co-sponsored by the George Mason University Law School Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
February 25, 2013
Gunn v. Minton - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 2-4-13 featuring Mark Schultz
February 04, 2013
Boon or Bane for Technological Innovation?: Software Patents - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
November 19, 2012
Nashville in Africa: Intellectual Property Law, Creative Industries, and Development
Engage Volume 10, Issue 3, November 2009
November 16, 2009
Intellectual Property and Economic Growth - Event Audio/Video
2009 National Lawyers Convention - "The Federal Government's Economic Role in our Constitutional System"
November 12, 2009
Patents and Health at the World Health Organization
Engage Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2007
June 03, 2007
Government--Friend or Foe of E-Commerce? - Transcript
Fight The Future? Government Regulation and Technological Progress
October 18, 2001
Why the Federalist Society Should Have an Intellectual Property Practice Group
Intellectual Property Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2, Summer 1999
October 01, 1999
Bringing Law to New Frontiers: Cyberspace
Intellectual Property Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 1999
July 01, 1999