John W. Calkins joined Northwestern University as Assistant General Counsel in 2005. Prior to his appointment at Northwestern, Mr. Calkins was Counsel at Bingham McCutchen in San Francisco, where he handled intellectual property clearance, prosecution, strategic counseling, enforcement, litigation, and transactional matters.
Mr. Calkins received a B.A. in Biology from Williams College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Mr. Calkins is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He co-chairs the Copyright Law Section of the State Bar of California and is a member of the Copyright Society of the USA, the International Trademark Association, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
Mr. Calkins's principal areas of responsibility in the NU Office of General Counsel are intellectual property, technology licensing and information technology.