Joe Bogdan 

Professor of Law at IIT, Chicago-Kent college of Law

Professor Bogdan is more over 25 years expert intellectual property executive in the entertainment and technology industries. He began his career as an attorney in private practice focusing on the intellectual property issues raised by the convergence of entertainment and technology, concluding his private practice career in 2000 as a Partner in the Entertainment and Media Business Unit of the Los Angeles-based law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Most recently, Professor Bogdan was Sr. V.P. of Business and Legal Affairs for World Wrestling Entertainment, where he held primary responsibility for running the day-to-day operation of the Business Affairs of the company.  Prior to WWE, Professor Bogdan spent nearly 6 years as an entrepreneur, including 4 years with Cognitive Concepts, makers of the Earobics® line of early literacy technology entertainment products. As both Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Cognitive Concepts, Professor Bogdan was instrumental in positioning a dynamic intellectual property portfolio towards revenue generation, and in a successful sale of the company to Houghton Mifflin.
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