Michael J. Allikian312.474.6642EmailView articles
For clients developing valuable products in molecular biology, associate Michael J. Allikian, Ph.D. brings extensive technological expertise to secure their patents. His significant graduate study, including extensive doctoral research on aging and postdoctoral research on musculoskeletal disease, gives him extraordinary grasp of the issues as well as application of the science. Clients find him careful and precise in working with them, as well as a strong communicator on behalf of their rights from his experience as a teacher and writer. Read full bio here.
Joshua T. Elliott312.474.6623EmailView articles
With over 15 years of experience, Josh Elliott focuses on patent law matters related to biochemistry and biotechnology, including advising and counseling clients on issues such as freedom-to-operate, infringement, validity, and design around strategies. His practice includes rendering opinions, conducting patent due diligence investigations, advising clients on patent portfolio strategies, strategically managing global patent portfolios, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Mr. Elliott also has experience advising clients on due diligence issues related to potential investments, venture funding, and initial public offerings. Read full bio here.
David A. Gass312.474.6624EmailView articles
David Gass is a registered patent attorney for biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies, diagnostics companies, universities, and research institutions, helping clients develop and implement IP strategies to protect and commercialize life-improving biotechnology inventions. He assists clients with patentability analyses, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and maximizing patent term and patent life-cycle for products. He also assists clients with freedom-to-operate issues relative to the IP rights of others. He has experience with appeals and inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including interferences, reexamination and reissue proceedings. Read full bio here.
Kevin D. Hogg312.474.6604EmailView articles
Kevin D. Hogg focuses his practice on litigation and counseling concerning patents, trademarks, unfair competition and trade secrets, and works with a wide variety of products and technologies. During his 25+ year career, he has appeared in federal courts across the United States in cases ranging from the relatively modest to complex multidistrict actions with claimed damages in excess of $100 million. He regularly advises highly respected innovators, such as The Procter & Gamble Company, on intellectual property matters. Read full bio here.
Benjamin T. Horton312.474.9575EmailView articles
Mr. Horton litigates intellectual property actions in federal courts across the country and speaks regularly on patent litigation and strategy. SuperLawyers, a Chicago Magazine publication, selected Mr. Horton four years running for its 2012-2015 Illinois Rising Stars® lists, which feature outstanding lawyers recognized among the top up-and-coming attorneys in intellectual property law. He was also selected as an “Emerging Lawyer” in the inaugural edition of Emerging Lawyers Magazine as a top Illinois attorney under 40. Mr. Horton has been recognized by intellectual property publications such as Intellectual Property Magazine, InsideCounsel, Law360, Chicago Magazine, and IPPro. Read full bio here.
Matthew M. Jorge312.474.6613EmailView articles
Matthew M. Jorge focuses his practice on patent counseling and the securing of patents for clients in the areas of electrical and mechanical technologies in the United States and abroad. Mr. Jorge’s practice also includes assisting clients with post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, having experience handling public use proceedings and broadening design patent reissues. Read full bio here.
Jeremy R. Kriegel312.474.9561EmailView articles
Jeremy R. Kriegel is listed in Chambers USA as a “key individual” at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun. Chambers 2013 praises the “thorough[ness] in his consideration of the issues and their potential impact on his client’s business,” and his “innovative insight and creative solutions.” Chambers 2012 says he “is known for his work in medical device patents. He is well-respected by his peers for his expertise in patent prosecution.” Mr. Kriegel reliably guides clients in such industries as medical devices and consumer products, across all phases of the product life-cycle. Read full bio here.
John R. Labbé312.474.9579EmailView articles
Trial lawyer and patent attorney John Labbé represents clients in intellectual property disputes in federal and state courts across the country. He has broad experience in patent litigation involving biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, cable television and data services, and e-commerce. John’s engagements have included a trial victory in a patent ownership suit, representation of biotechnology companies in numerous patent infringement matters, management of multiple patent infringement actions for one of the nation’s largest cable television providers, and representation of clients in trademark infringement suits. Read full bio here.
Michael Muczynski312.474.9576EmailView articles
Michael Muczynski advises clients on all issues relating to patent strategy and portfolio management, with particular emphasis in patent prosecution and opinions in pharmaceutical and other chemical fields. His clients benefit from his previous litigation experience involving generic pharmaceuticals, in anticipating potential issues and strengthening patents through prosecution. Read full bio here.
Matt Nealon312.423.3453EmailView articles
Matthew is a Technical Specialist within Marshall Gerstein’s Electrical & Computer Technologies Group. He assists in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and conducts examiner interviews. He is experienced within the industries of sustainability, technology, healthcare, and manufacturing. Read more.
Chelsea M. Murray312.423.3426EmailView articles
Chelsea M. Murray recently joined the firm as an Associate in 2019. Ms. Murray was a Summer Associate in the IP Litigation practice group, supporting our Electrical & Computer Technology and Litigation clients. Ms. Murray is proficient in the programming languages of Java, C++, Ruby on Rails, Erlang, HTML, CSS, and Scratch.
Thomas I. Ross312.474.6635EmailView articles
Thomas I. Ross has litigated successfully in district courts throughout the United States and in the International Trade Commission (ITC) on matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He has first-chaired numerous trials, both bench and jury, and has been the lead attorney on a number of appeals before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and other Circuit Courts. His skills derive from his experience, as well as his training in mechanical engineering and work as an examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read full bio here.
Joseph S. Sakevich312.423.3431EmailView articles
Joseph has more than 15 years of experience drafting, prosecuting, and filing patent applications within the industries of electrical and computer technologies, healthcare, and telecommunications. He manages diverse patent portfolios and has an in-depth understanding of a broad swath of technologies.
Joseph is highly skilled in the area of patent searching specifically related to patentability, invalidity and freedom-to-operate issues. Prior to joining Marshall Gerstein, Joseph served as in-house counsel within the healthcare sector. He also provided legal counsel in the areas of litigation, prosecution, and licensing with Chicago-based law firms. As a solo practitioner, he guided startups in the areas of trademark prosecution, patent prosecution and copyrights.
Sharon M. Sintich, Ph.D.312.474.6631EmailView articles
Clients seeking to obtain and protect world-wide patent rights for all types of biotech innovation can benefit from the education and experience of Sharon M. Sintich, Ph.D. On their behalf, she combines expertise in all aspects of patent prosecution with technical insight gained from her graduate research in tumor cell biology. She also counsels clients in portfolio management, and provides opinions on patent validity, patent enforceability and freedom to operate issues. Whether a non-profit, startup or large company, they rely on Dr. Sintich’s committed and methodical approach to protecting their innovations in biotechnology while adding value for their businesses. Read full bio here.
Noah K. Tilton312.474.6609EmailView articles
Noah K. Tilton is a registered patent attorney who represents clients innovating in the electrical, software, insurance, financial, and sporting goods industries. He provides value to clients with a perceptive and balanced approach, informed by his graduate training in computer science, and more than a decade of combined practical computer programming and in-house legal experience. Mr. Tilton handles his clients’ most complex patent procurement matters with dexterity and efficiency. Read full bio here.
Jim Warriner312.474.6643EmailView articles
Jim brings more than a decade of legal experience to Marshall Gerstein’s Electrical & Computer Technologies Group. He has experience handling patent litigation and patent prosecution matters. Prior to his legal career, Jim worked on computer networking and information security systems for Ford Motor Company, Symantec Corp., and TruArx, Inc. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional. Read full bio here.