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Prof. Mark F. Schultz
Professor Schultz is a Professor of Law at Southern Illinois University and President of the Institute for Intellectual Property Research. His research focuses on the law and economics of the global IP system, and particularly on trade secret law. Working with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, he co-authored a groundbreaking global trade secret protection index (the TSPI), which is framing policy discussions on trade secrets worldwide. Professor Schultz also co-chairs a public-private multilateral diplomatic dialogue on best practices in drafting and implementing national trade secret laws. After graduating with honors from the George Washington University School of Law, he clerked for Federal Circuit Judge Daniel Friedman and Judge Eric Bruggink of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He then practiced law for a decade, serving as outside general counsel to several startups and helping companies to expand their businesses and commercialize their IP in dozens of countries.