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Department Chair, J.D., LL.M., Associate Professor
College of Business and Management
Trade Regulation
Courses Taught 
BLAW 109 FYE: Professionalism, Ethics, Law and Chicago Scandals
BLAW 285 The Legal Environment of Business
BLAW 380 Business Law I
BLAW 381 Business Law II
BLAW 410 International Business Law
Research Interests 
Patents and Antitrust, Commercial Law, Education Law.

• New York University School of Law, LL.M.

• Thurgood Marshall School of Law, J.D. (Magna Cum Laude)

Selected Publications 

• Stijepko Tokic, Impact of Legal (Un)certainty on Patent Valuation: What Investors Should Know Before Investing in Patents, 22 FED. CIR. B.J. 363 (2013). Official journal of the Federal Circuit Bar. 

• Stijepko Tokic, Rethinking Educational Malpractice: Are Educators Rock Stars?, JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND LAW __ (forthcoming 2014).

• Stijepko Tokic, Enforcing the Duty of Disclosure after Therasense: Antitrust Implications, 40 AIPLA Q.J. 221 (2012). Published by the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

• Stijepko Tokic, The Role of Consumers in Deterring Patent Settlements Based on Invalid Patents: The Case of Non-Practicing Entities, 2012 STAN. TECH. L. REV. 2 (2012). 

• Stijepko Tokic, In Re "DDAVP" Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation: Is the Second Circuit's Massage the Way to Relieve the Key Pressure Points Between the Patent System and Antitrust Laws? 92 J. PAT. & TRADEMARK OFF. SOC'Y 536 (2010). 

• Stijepko Tokic, The New Horizontal Merger Guidelines, 22 (2) J. CORP. ACCT. & FIN. 31 (2011).

• Stijepko Tokic, Intersection Between the Patent System and Antitrust Laws: Patents Speeding, Antitrust Yielding, Innovation Bleeding! 5 AKRON INTELL. PROP. J. 18 (2011). 

• Stijepko Tokic & Genevieve Beyea, Regulatory Convergence and Cross-Border M&A: Important Changes and Predicted Effects, 21 J. CORP. ACCT. & FIN. 33 (2010).

• Stijepko Tokic & Genevieve Beyea, An M&A Lesson: Should Money Always Talk? 20 J. CORP. ACCT. & FIN. 3 (2009).


Stijepko Tokic joined the Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Fall 2008. He currently teaches Legal Environment of Business, International Business Law, Business Law I and II, and a First Year Experience course entitled Professionalism, Ethics, Law and Chicago Scandals. Professor Tokic focuses much of his research on the intersection between patent and antitrust laws, and he has published articles in, among others, the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, the Stanford Technology Law Review, and the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society. Professor Tokic has presented his research at many conferences, including the largest patent conference in the world, known as “PatCon,” and his research has been included in multiple amicus briefs that were submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States. Prior to joining NEIU, Professor Tokic worked as a Teaching Assistant for Contracts and Property Law, a law clerk, a consultant, and a researcher. In his spare time, Professor Tokic enjoys playing tennis, writing music, and fishing in his hometown of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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