Mark D. Janis teaches courses in patents, trademarks, and other areas of intellectual property law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, where he is the Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law and the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Research.
Janis has authored books on trademark law, design law, intellectual property law applied to plants, and intellectual property/antitrust. One such book is the casebook Trade Dress and Design Law (with Dinwoodie and Du Mont). He has published numerous law review articles and book chapters, many focusing on patent law and on design patent law.
Under his leadership, the Center for Intellectual Property Research has organized major conferences on design law in collaboration with Oxford University and with the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Munich). He also collaborates with Indiana University’s innovative School of Art, Architecture, and Design.
Janis is the winner of a Collegiate Teaching Award and a Faculty Scholar Award (both from the University of Iowa College of Law), and INTA’s Ladas Award in 2008. At Indiana Law, he was the recipient of the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor given to law faculty.
Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana, Professor Janis was the H. Blair & Joan V. White Chair in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. He practiced patent law at Barnes & Thornburg (Indianapolis) from 1989 to 1995.