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Jason Du Mont

Jason Du Mont is the Microsoft Intellectual Property Fellow at Indiana University's Maurer School of law and a doctoral candidate at the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation (IMPRS-CI). While working towards his doctorate, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge's Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) and the New York University (NYU) School of Law. His research focuses on the discordant application of creativity standards in industrial design regimes.

Before joining the Max Planck Institute, Mr. Du Mont was the Livsafe IP Program Teaching Fellow at Chicago-Kent College of Law where he taught courses in patent litigation and helped supervise the theses of International IP LLM scholars. He is admitted to the Illinois Bar, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Jason Du Mont




Creativity in Design

Dissertation (forthcoming 2017)

American Design Patent Law

(Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017) (w. Mark Janis)
Design Patent Remedies Chapter 6 (Data Figures ) (SSRN )

Trade Dress & Design Law

Supplement 2014-15 (Aspen Publishers, 2015) (w. Graeme Dinwoodie & Mark Janis)
Casebook Website w. Materials for Students & Teachers



U.S. Design Patent Law: A Historical Look at the Design Patent/Copyright Interface

in The Copyright/Design Interface: Past, Present & Future (Estelle Derclaye ed.) (w. Mark Janis) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017) (Data Figures ) (SSRN )

Functionality in U.S. Design Patent & Community Design Law

in Research Handbook on Design Law (Henning Hartwig ed.) (w. Mark Janis) (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2016) (SSRN )


Disclosing Designs

69 Vanderbilt Law Review 1631 (2016) (w. Mark Janis) (Data Figures ) (SSRN , Vand )

Virtual Designs

17 Stanford Technology Law Review 107 (2014) (w. Mark Janis) (SSRN , STLR )

The Origins of American Design Protection

88 Indiana Law Journal 837 (2013) (w. Mark Janis), reprinted in Intellectual Property Law Review (Thomson Reuters, 2014) (SSRN , Ind LJ )

Functionality in Design Protection Systems

19 Journal Intellectual Property Law 261 (2012) (w. Mark Janis) (SSRN , JIPL )

A Non-Obvious Design

45 Gonzaga Law Review 531 (2009/10), reprinted in Patent Law Review (Thomson Reuters 2011) (SSRN , GONZ )

Trademarking Nanotechnology

36 AIPLA Quarterly Journal 147 (2008), reprinted in Trademarks & Infringements 147 (Icfai Univ. Press, 2008) (SSRN )


Additional Writing

Amicus Brief: Samsung v. Apple (U.S. 2016)

Brief of Amicus Curiae on Behalf of Intellectual Professors In Support of Respondents Apple, Samsung v. Apple (U.S. 2016) (pending) (w. Mark Janis) (SSRN )

Amicus Brief: Apple v. Samsung (Fed. Cir. 2015)

Brief of Amici Curiae Jason J. Du Mont & Mark D. Janis in Support of Appellee Apple, Apple v. Samsung (Fed. Cir. 2015) (w. Mark Janis) (SSRN )



Microsoft Intellectual Property Fellow
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
211 S. Indiana Ave. 304C | Bloomington, IN 47401

Microsoft IP Fellow
IU Maurer School of Law
211 S. Indiana Ave. 304C
Bloomington, IN 47401