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Jason Du Mont

Jason Du Mont is a Lecturer in Law and a Teaching Fellow for the Law, Science & Technology program at Stanford Law School.  His scholarship uses empirical, historical, and doctrinal legal methods to explore intellectual property and innovation in design.

Prior to joining Stanford, Jason was the Microsoft Intellectual Property Fellow at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law where he taught Trade Dress & Design Law, a Survey of Intellectual Property Law, and the course component of the Intellectual Property Externship program.  While at Indiana University, he also developed curriculum for teaching IP law to undergraduate students in the School of Art & Design.  Apart from teaching and writing, Jason built a web-based platform for the state of Indiana that helps connect small inventors with patent attorneys that are willing to provide their services pro bono.  The platform is operated by Indiana University’s Center for IP Research – as a part of a U.S. Patent & Trademark Office initiative under the America Invents Act – and has helped numerous inventors from around the state.

Jason is also a doctoral candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Competition & Innovation where his research focuses on the discordant application of creativity standards in design law regimes.  While working towards his doctorate, Jason was a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Intellectual Property Research Centre, and a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Intellectual Property & Information Law and at New York University’s School of Law.  Prior to pursuing a doctorate at the Max Planck Institute, Jason was a Teaching Fellow at Chicago-Kent College of Law where he taught courses in patent litigation and international IP, and helped supervise the theses of International IP LL.M. students.

He is admitted to the Illinois Bar, the United States Supreme Court, and the U.S. 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 2018) (SSRN Draft ) (Data Figures ) (CUP ) (Cambridge Core )

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 2017) (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 )


IP Law Survey

Design Law

IP Externships

IP Colloquium


Lecturer in Law & Teaching Fellow in Law, Science & Technology
Stanford Law School | 559 Nathan Abbott Way #345 | Stanford, CA 94305

Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way #345
Stanford, CA 94305