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On September 19, 2019, Master Paul Kitch (Partner, Greer Burns & Crain) visited the Middle Temple Inn in London. Paul had lunch in their dining hall and received tours of both of the formal areas of the Inn and the Library.
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Thanks to Master Chris Lee and Associate Shaun Hawkinson, the Fifth Annual Golf Outing was a huge success! Held at Harborside International Golf Center on September 18, 2019, over 50 members and guests enjoyed an 18 hole golf scramble to benefit the Mark T. Banner Scholarship Fund. The weather was perfect. Thank you to our incredible sponsors (and golfers) for a wonderful event.



Banner Witcoff


No. 18 Hole Sponsor/

Dinner Beverage Sponsor

Caliber Advisors


Hole No. 6 Sponsor

Davis McGrath


Hole No. 2 Sponsor

FAB Group


Longest Drive Sponsor – Hole 12

Greer Burns & Crain


Hole No. 5 Sponsor

Harborside GC - KemperSports


Outing Prize Sponsor

Henderson Legal Services


Hole No. 13

Closest-to-the-pin Contest

Hon. James Holderman (ret.)



Hole No. 4

Closest-to-the-pin Contest



Hole No. 15 Sponsor

Lempia Summerfield Katz (aka LSK)


Hole No. 3 Sponsor

Magna Legal Services


Hole No. 9 Sponsor

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun


Hole No. 1 Sponsor

Norvell IP


Hole No. 10 Sponsor

Ocean Tomo


“Beat the Presidents” Contest

Hole No. 17

Rosenberg Consulting Services, Inc.


Hole-in-one Contest – Hole No. 8



Hole No. 11 Sponsor

Taft Law


Dinner Sponsor

The Glen Club (KemperSports)


Outing Prize Sponsor



Luncheon Sponsor



Hole No. 14 Sponsor

On August 11, 2019, President Adam Kelly and his son Liam completed the parent-child golf camp with US Kids Golf at Longleaf Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

On July 1, 2019, Past President Rebecca Pallmeyer was inducted as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, becoming the first female chief for the Northern District which is also celebrating 200 years.

On June 28, 2019, the Linn Inn held its Thirteenth Annual Dinner at the Ritz Carlton. The black and white themed dinner honored Sahara Williams, recipient of the Mark T. Banner Scholarship Award of $10,000. Congratulations, Sahara! Honored Speaker Hon. Jay S. Plager, Circuit Judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit shared his thoughts on the intersection of IP and Administrative Law.

On May 9, 2019, the Linn Inn hosted its first bowling outing to raise funds for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship Award at 10 pin in River North. On December 11, 2018, the Linn Inn celebrated the holiday season with a festive party at the American Writers Museum where holiday ornaments created by board members were “sold” to benefit to the Mark T. Banner Scholarship.

On September 6, 2018, the Linn Inn tried to host its fourth Golf Outing to support the Mark T. Banner Scholarship at Riverside Golf Club. Thunderstorms turned the golf outing into the Inn’s first cornhole or “bags” tournament in support of the scholarship.

The Linn Inn congratulates Past President The Honorable James F. Holderman (Former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) for receiving the 2015 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Award from the American Inns of Court for his exemplary service in the areas of legal excellence, professionalism and ethics.

Judge Richard Linn recipient of the 2014 Distinguished IP Professional Award

Intellectual Property Owners Association--September 2014
Judge Richard Linn Named Distinguished IP Professional by IPO Education Foundation

The Bencher--September/October 2014
A Few Personal Observations on My Relationships with Law Clerks
By Judge Richard Linn

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