John Whealan

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George Washington University School of Law

John Whealan joined GW in 2008 as the Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law. Dean Whealan coordinates GW’s extensive IP program, including its IP LLM program. Dean Whealan co-teaches two courses, Patent Law and the Federal Circuit.

Before joining GW, Dean Whealan worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where he served as deputy general counsel for intellectual property law and solicitor. Dean Whealan also served as counsel to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, where he worked on legislation that eventually became the America Invents Act (AIA).

Prior to joining the USPTO, Dean Whealan was a staff attorney for the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). He clerked at both the appellate and trial court levels.  Dean Whealan received his Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School, a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.


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