Doris Estelle Longis Professor Emerita and former Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law at University of Illinois (Chicago) School of Law where she continues to teach courses in intellectual property, free speech, cyber-security, law and technology, and art and cultural heritage law as an adjunct. She also teaches courses in international and comparative online content regulation; international and comparative cybercrime, information security and international aspects of intellectual property, including comparative law, trade, technology, and sustainable development abroad, most
recently in Australia, Great Britain and the Czech Republic. Professor Long also serves as the President of Doris Long Consulting where she provides project management, consulting and executive education services regarding domestic and international intellectual property law, with a focus on entertainment, innovation, sustainable development and international trade, capacity-building and information security. She continues to serve as a consultant on IPR protection issues for diverse U.S. and foreign government agencies, with regard to sustainable development, capacity building, cybersecurity and law enforcement training.
Professor Long has lectured in the areas of intellectual property, international art, e-commerce, media, culture, traditional knowledge, technology, information security, innovation policy, and cyberspace at conferences throughout the United States and in over 40 countries on six continents, and has taught courses in eleven countries, including as a Fulbright Professor at Jiao Tung University, Shanghai, PRC. In 2000 she served as an attorney advisor in the Office of Legislative and International Affairs of the US Patent and Trademark Office where she helped negotiate diverse free trade agreements, participated in bilateral consultations, and had responsibility for international IP enforcement issues, including TRIPS compliance, and WTO accessions.
Professor Long is the author of numerous books and articles in the area of intellectual property law, a column on international intellectual property law (Global IP) for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin) and a contributor to the TradeRXReport.com blog on the intersections between health, trade and intellectual property. Among her recent works are: Innovation Policies: Roadblocks to Sustainable Pharmaceutical Innovation Policies; Copyright Reform in the 21st Century: Adding Privacy Considerations Into the Normative Mix in the Asia Pacific; Deviant Globalization and the Rise of Diverse Interests in the Multilateral Protection of Intellectual Property; and Mapping the New Geographies of IP Rights in the 21st Century. Many of her articles can be found on SSRN, ResearchGate and on this site.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Long was an attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firms of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, and Howrey and Simon where she specialized in the areas of intellectual property, unfair competition, entertainment, computer, antitrust and commercial law. She is a graduate of Cornell Law School, cum laude and holds a Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Executive Education Certificate in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish, with reading fluency also in Italian.