The Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for Amazon Sellers

Amazon offers a platform for millions of sellers across the globe to offer products to enormous numbers of consumers. Even though this is true, many people who launch their first online business with Amazon fail to recognize the critical importance of intellectual property rights when selling products online. These rights can help...

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Trademark vs. Copyright: Understanding the Differences in IP Litigation

In the complex landscape of the intellectual property, or “IP”, law, there are two key pillars allowing people to protect ideas as property: trademarks and copyrights. Both are vital tools to protect innovation, creativity, and brand identity, but they operate in distinct ways. Trademarks and copyrights come with their own set...

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Publication in Catholic University Law Review

I had the honor of being published in the latest volume of The Catholic University Law Review.  The article explores the dynamic issues of prior restraint of social media platforms during COVID, most notably the Supreme Court decision of Murthy v. Missouri. The BlueBook citation is: Christopher Keleher, The Antidote of Free Speech: Censorship During the Pandemic, 73 Cath....

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The Slew of Schedule A Cases in the Northern District of Illinois

A cursory glance at the daily calendar in the Northern District of Illinois reveals a recurring theme: "Schedule A" cases. Such matters are prevalent in the district court judges' court calls. In fact, the Northern District of Illinois is by far the most popular court for filing Schedule A patent infringement cases. These matters get their...

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Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Appealing a Business Tort Case in Illinois

Appealing a business tort case in Illinois is a multistep process where appellate know-how will make a significant difference in the outcome. Common pitfalls, such as missing deadlines or misinterpreting the grounds for appeal, will impact the case outcome. The appeal process demands scrutiny and strategic planning to correct errors from the...

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The Slow Trend Towards More In-Person Court Hearings 

While some vestiges of Covid-19 remain, things in the judicial world have largely returned to normal. One noticeable laggard has been in-person status hearings. In the Northern District of Illinois federal court, judges are slowly transitioning to more in-person hearings for daily court calls. A review of the profile pages of the Northern...

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