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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 and United States Patent & Trademark Office.



American Design Patent Law

Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2015) (w. Mark Janis)

Creativity in Design

Dissertation (forthcoming 2015)

Trade Dress & Design Law

Aspen (Supplement 2014-15) (w. Graeme B. Dinwoodie & Mark D. Janis) (Casebook Website )


Virtual Designs

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

The Origins of American Design Protection

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

Functionality in Design Protection Systems

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

A Non-Obvious Design

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

Trademarking Nanotechnology

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


Amicus Brief: Apple v. Samsung

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



Microsoft IP Fellow
Center for IP Research
Indiana U. Maurer School of Law
211 S. Indiana Ave. 304C
Bloomington, IN (USA) 47401


Microsoft Intellectual Property Fellow
Center for Intellectual Property Research
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
211 S. Indiana Ave. 304C | Bloomington, IN (USA) 47401

jasonjohndumont (at) gmail.com