Faculty News for Professor John Walton

John WaltonJohn A. Walton
Associate Professor of Law

B.S., Illinois State University
M.S., Illinois State University 
J.D., Northwestern University
Email: jwalton@niu.edu 
Phone: (815) 753-0120

NIU Law Professors Present at Local Landmark

Professor Yolanda King and Professor John Walton presented a talk entitled "Patents and Copyrights" at the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center in DeKalb, IL on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Professor John Walton's Universal Jack Stand Spotlighted in Newsletter Article

Professor John Walton was featured in the August 2013 edition of the Waubonsee Community College "Small Business Connections" newsletter for his patented invention of a universal jack stand.  Walton received assistance from NIU Law alumni Greg ('96) and Mike Chinlund ('09) in securing trademarks and patents for the jack stand.  He also consulted the Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee Community College in the initial stages of his project.  Professor Walton's jack stand is now available all over the world, and was featured on an episode of the webseries "Jay Leno's Garage."