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Experienced intellectual property lawyer (registered patent attorney, trademark lawyer, copyright attorney, USPTO lawyer and trial lawyer), with offices in Chicago, IL, LaGrange, IL, and SW Michigan (Coloma), focusing on US and international intellectual property rights (IP or IPR), namely, patent, trademark, service mark, copyright, trade dress, trade secret, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, e-commerce, technology, and licensing matters, including patent, trademark, service mark, and copyright application prosecution, management, protection, enforcement, and IPR or IP infringement litigation (prosecution and infringement defense).  Chicago intellectual property attorney offering alternative billing arrangements, such as flat fee billing, flat rate billing, hybrid billing, and contingency or contingent fee arrangements, for many intellectual property rights matters, including infringement lawsuits (infringement litigation).

Affordable intellectual property law firm perennially ranked among the "TOP TRADEMARK FIRMS" and "TOP PATENT FIRMS" in the U.S. by Intellectual Property Today, a monthly publication focused on intellectual property rights legal issues.

Founded in 1993 by a Chicago intellectual property lawyer providing confidential, practical and comprehensive intellectual property rights representation and strategic direction to hundreds of clients in Chicago, Illinois, LaGrange, Illinois, SW Michigan (Coloma), and worldwide, ranging from start-ups, small businesses and private entrepreneurs to publicly-traded companies, including the world's largest corporate trademark licensing company, one of the top ten pharmaceutical and healthcare products wholesalers in North America, a pharmaceutical company with proprietary and generic drug interests, the largest video catalog in the United States, the two largest music catalogs in the United States, the largest movie store on the Internet, one of the largest catalog and Internet direct marketers of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, products featured on ABC's Shark Tank, one of Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things 2010, products featured on QVC, one of Internet Retailer's Top 50 Best of the Web, one of Internet Retailer Top 50 Retailing Sites, and one of the 2011 Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies. Intellectual property lawyer striving to vigorously enforce clients' intellectual property rights and to obtain the broadest scope of protection possible. Chicago intellectual property attorney counseling corporations and individuals in the evaluation, acquisition, protection and enforcement of United States and international intellectual property rights, namely, trademark, patent, copyright, and trade dress, including preparing clearance, right to use, freedom to operate, validity, enforceability and infringement opinions, licensing, and infringement litigation in all areas of intellectual property law and virtually all technologies. USPTO attorney and IP lawyer using state-of-the-art computerized patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, and trade dress portfolio management software to register, monitor, maintain, renew and protect clients' intellectual property rights portfolios ranging in size from one to several hundred patents, copyrights, and trademarks worldwide.

IP attorney offering a free intitial phone consultation for intellectual property rights matters, including a preliminary review of cease and desist letters, websites, infringement complaints, infringement litigation, or infringement lawsuits, and business insurance policies, to determine the possibility of insurance coverage and a defense funded by the insurance company in the event of a lawsuit. Upon completion of a free review, intellectual property law firm selectively defending IPR or IP infringement lawsuits at no cost to the client.  Click here for an overview of FREE DEFENSE for IP infringement lawsuits.

Chicago intellectual property law firm with unparalleled success in commercial and intellectual property litigation, including being lead counsel in lawsuits involving the intellectual property rights of such notables as Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc., Albion Laboratories, Inc, J.C. Whitney & Co., Microsoft Corporation, Polo Ralph Lauren, Deston Therapeutics, L.L.C., PruGen, Inc., Rivers Edge Pharmaceuticals, L.L.C., Toll Brothers Homes, Inc., Sean John Clothing, Inc., Intel Corporation, AutoZone, Inc., PracticeWorks, Inc. (a Kodak company), Kellogg North America Company, International Truck and Engine Corporation (Navistar), CheckFree Corporation, United Brands Company, Inc., Americash Loans, LLC, Budget Rent A Car Corporation, American National Red Cross, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Cibavision Corporation, Conseco, Inc., Windermere Holding, LLC, Thomas Kincade, Experian Information Solutions, Inc., Fusion Projects, LLC, Tampico Beverages, Sazerac Company, Inc., Alliance Labs, LLC, Stratus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sonar Products, Inc., U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., Gaither Tool Company, Summit Tool Company d/b/a Ken-Tool, Slep-Tone Entertainment Corporation, Coach, Inc., Coach Services, Inc., Paris Presents, Incorporated, Rucci, Inc., TJX Companies, Inc. d/b/a TJ Maxx, Aircraft Gear Corporation, Trail Gear, Inc., American Beverage Corporation, Florida Fruit Juices, Inc., LiquiTech, Inc., Enrich Products, Inc., and Orbit Media Studios, Inc.

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