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John R. Schaibley, III

Adjunct Professor of Law

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225


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B.A., 1975, Purdue University
J.D. (summa cum laude) 1981, Indiana University Maurer School of Law


Patent litigation and Intellectual Property


John R. Schaibley, III joined the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law as Executive Director of the school’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation. Schaibley retired from Baker & Daniels after more than 25 years of litigation experience. Much of his recent practice has been on intellectual property matters. His focus included patent litigation, including infringement and licensing disputes, as well as complex breach of contract actions and arbitrations, often involving complex technology issues. He also has extensive experience with trademarks, copyrights, trade regulation, administrative law and environmental issues. He has worked with major corporations in the medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics and other industries, while representing clients in federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

A graduate of Purdue University (B.A., 1975), Schaibley graduated first in his law school class at Indiana University (J.D., Maurer School of Law, 1981), where he was Executive Editor of the Indiana Law Journal. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Order of the Barristers. He has received West Publishing Company Hornbook Awards three times and American Jurisprudence Awards four times.

Schaibley served as a law clerk at all three levels of the federal judiciary. He clerked for Judge Jesse E. Eschbach in both the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and for Justice John Paul Stevens in the U.S. Supreme Court.

His many awards include Indiana University's Edwards Fellowship and the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy. He has also been chosen for “The Best Lawyers in America” for 2009-2010, and “Indiana’s Best Lawyers” (2009).