05.20.19 | Charles W. Shifley Elected President of Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Banner Witcoff attorney Charles W. Shifley has been elected President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC).

He began his one-year term on May 7 at an annual meeting of IPLAC, the country’s oldest bar association devoted exclusively to intellectual property matters. The association is made up of more than 1,000 members with interests in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. 

Charles has been an active member of IPLAC for many years and previously served as Chair of IPLAC’s Amicus Committee, a role in which he represented the group in a number of U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Circuit and Illinois Supreme Court cases on issues including patent-eligible subject matter, patent damages, jurisdiction, and inequitable conduct.