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John L. Hines, Jr.

Reed Smith LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


John L. Hines, Jr. is a Partner in Reed Smith's Chicago office, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, internet law and software licensing (including open source). John regularly counsels clients on technology and computer-driven liability, including matters involving unfair competition, copyright infringement, privacy and online speech and defamation (including matters involving the U.S. Communications Decency Act). He also advises businesses on policies and practices relating to reputation management and the dissemination of content in an electronic environment, including privacy and security policies, website terms of use, communications policies and document retention policies. John has taught Internet law at Northwestern University School of Law since 1998.  He also teaches Intellectual Property at Northwestern and regularly speaks and writes on legal issues related to technology and the online environment.  John serves as a Trustee of the Erikson Institute, a graduate school in early childhood development.
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