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Howard Rockman

Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Civil and Environmental Engineering


JD, George Washington University School of Law

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University

Research Interests

Howard B. Rockman is a Chicago patent attorney, Intellectual Property Management consultant, author and lecturer. He counsels companies and individual innovators and creators on a variety of intellectual property matters. Fifty years ago, Howard began his legal career as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office before moving on to his role as an Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Howard represents clients in litigation of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases in Federal and State Courts, as well as clients seeking to secure domestic and foreign intellectual property rights before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Copyright Office, and similar intellectual property offices throughout the world.

Significant Professional Service

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Fellow
  • IStructE, Fellow

Selected Publications

"The Practice of Intellectual Property Law," Chicago Law Bulletin Co., May 1995.

"Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists,"John Wiley & Sons/IEEE, May 2004.

"The Proposed Drug Industry Antitrust Act- Patents, Pricing and the Public,"30 George Washington Law Review 875 (1962)

An Internet Delivered Course: "Intellectual Property Law for Engineers & Scientists,"ASEF/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 24, 2004.

"Obtaining U.S. Copyright Registration for the Elara Square Cut-Cornered Brilliant Diamond,"Gems & Gemology, Fall, 2003, vol. 39, Issue 3.

"Developing and Maintaining a Profitable IP Strategy,"President & CEO, JCDX, Inc., May 2004.