Vice President, Associate Dean for Faculty, Professor of Law
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A., Northwestern University
J.D., The John Marshall Law School
Areas of Expertise
- Intellectual Property
- Patent Law
Professor Field teaches Patent Law, Intellectual Property Law, Civil Procedure I and II, Torts I and II, and Evidence. He has also taught Trademarks & Unfair Competition and an advanced patent-law seminar. He was named as an Association of American Law Schools Teacher of the Year in 2019. He researches and writes in the area of patent litigation. His articles have been cited in academic journals and treatises, federal district-court opinions, briefs and petitions in the Supreme Court of the United States, and briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before joining the faculty at South Texas College of Law Houston, Field was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he taught Legal Writing, Patent Litigation, and an advanced patent-law seminar. He has also taught Torts at the University of Houston Law Center and Advanced Topics in Patent Law at the John Marshall Law School. Before entering academia, Field practiced in the area of patent litigation at Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., in Chicago. As a law student, Field graduated first in his class and was the founding managing editor of the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law. Field is a member of the bar of the State of Illinois (voluntary inactive status), and he is also a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
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Foreword: The Supreme Court’s Changing Approach to Patent Law, 21 UIC Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 1 (2021).
Increasing the Presence of Hispanics in Patent Law, 2019 Hispanic J.L & Pol’y 32. (by invitation)
Write Like a Patent Litigator: Avoid Common Mistakes made by Non-Patent Lawyers, 17 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 141 (2017).
Obviousness as Fact: The Issue of Obviousness in Patent Law Should Be a Question of Fact Reviewed with Appropriate Deference , 27 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J.555 (2017).
Hyperactive Judges: An Epirical Study of Judge-Dependent “Judicial Hyperactivity” in the Federal Circuit , 38 Vt. L. Rev. 625 (2014).
“Judicial Hyperactivity” in the Federal Circuit: An Empirical Study , 46 U.S.F. L. Rev. 721 (2012).
Improving the Federal Circuit’s Approach to Choice of Law for Procedural Matters in Patent Cases , 16 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 643 (2009).
The “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” Defense to Patent Infringement for Today’s Global Economy: Section 272 of the Patent Act , 12 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 26 (2006).
Comment, Computer-Aided Drug Design Using Patented Compounds: Infringement in Cyberspace? 34 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1001 (2001).
Molecular Structure and Photodecarbonylation of 2,3,4,5-Tetraphenylcyclopentanone , 52 Photochemistry & Photobiology 277 (1990). (with Frederick D. Lewis & Michael Sabat)
Witnesses Special to a Patent Case , in Patent Litigation (3d ed. 2015). (with Christopher J. Renk)
Witnesses Special to a Patent Case , in Patent Litigation (2008 ed.). (with Mark T. Banner & Christopher J. Renk)
PRESENTATIONS & PROCEEDINGS
Judicial Hyperactivity” at the Federal Circuit , 30th Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law, Galveston, Texas, October 11, 2014.
An Empirical Study of the Judge-Dependency of Reversal Rates in the Federal Circuit, Works in Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, February 11, 2012.
Recruiting, Training, and Managing Adjunct Professors, Panel member, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) 2011 Annual Conference, July 2011.
Improving the Federal Circuit’s Approach to Choice of Law for Procedural Matters in Patent Cases , Works in Progess Intellectual Property Colloquium, Fall 2007