US Department of Justice (Washington)

Frances E. Marshall

US Department of Justice (Washington)
Assistant Chief & Special Counsel for Intellectual Property

Frances Marshall has been Special Counsel for Intellectual Property in the Antitrust Division at U.S. Department of Justice since 2002. In this role, she advises the Antitrust Division on a wide range of matters in which competition and intellectual property law and policy intersect. She is also the Assistant Chief of the Division’s Legal Policy Section, which advises the Division about policy and legislative matters more broadly, including providing analysis of complex antitrust matters, developing and supporting the Division’s legislative programs, conducting long-range planning projects and programs of special interest to the Assistant Attorney General, and a engaging in advocacy to advance competitive principles with federal and state entities. Ms. Marshall is a frequent speaker on IP-antitrust issues and has taught antitrust law as an adjunct professor. Before joining the Antitrust Division in 1994, Ms. Marshall was an Attorney-Advisor in the General Counsel=s Office at the U.S. International Trade Commission and worked in private practice. She clerked for the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger, III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 1991 to 1993. Ms. Marshall received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 1988, after graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Carleton College and spending two years in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. While at Berkeley Law, she was Managing Editor of the International Tax and Business Lawyer.Ms. Marshall is admitted to the bars of California, the District of Columbia, the Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Frances E. Marshall, Frederic Jenny, Herbert Hovenkamp, Ioannis Lianos, Sivaramjani Thambisetty Ramakrishna Competition law, intellectual property rights and dynamic analysis: Towards a new institutional “equilibrium?”


The emphasis put on innovation as the common objective of intellectual property law and competition law, and consequently the shift of focus towards the dynamics of economic change, may well be a leitmotiv in recent policy documents and scholarly comment. By focusing on the strengths and (...)


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