Eric M. Brusca, Ph.D.312.474.6628EmailView articles
For clients producing biotech advancements in biologics and vaccines, Eric M. Brusca, Ph.D. secures patents internationally through prosecution and related proceedings. Clients rely on his legal experience from handling a wide variety of these technologies. They also gain sure and insightful assessments of their patentable products and processes, all rooted in his graduate training and research in microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. A teacher as well, he communicates effectively with his clients and successfully represents their interests. Read full bio here.
Matthew R. Carey312.474.9581EmailView articles
Matthew R. Carey is a registered patent attorney who counsels clients in the electrical and software engineering industry as it relates to patenting strategies as well as all stages of patent prosecution. His engineering background provides him an understanding of clients’ technologies and enables him to effectively and efficiently provide a range of patent procurement services. Mr. Carey also leverages his experience to assist on intellectual property litigation as well as develop strategies for acquiring and protecting intellectual property. Read full bio here.
Jennifer BurnetteEmailView articles
Jennifer Burnette advises clients that innovate in material and polymer sciences, chemistry/chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, and mechanical products. Ms. Burnette has experience in strategic patent portfolio management and counseling, foreign and domestic prosecution of patent applications, inter partes post grant proceedings, and counseling clients on invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom to practice matters. She uses her interdisciplinary training in material science to quickly establish in-depth understanding of technologies and invest in understanding a client’s business needs and objectives to counsel clients on how to maximize the value of their patent portfolio. Read full bio here.
Thomas L. Duston312.423.3446EmailView articles
Tom is a hands-on, lead trial attorney who handles intellectual property litigation across a wide spectrum of technologies, from aerospace and biochemistry to Internet/e-Commerce and medical devices. He has served as lead trial counsel in more than 60 matters in federal courts throughout the country. He has been named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers® in Illinois, repeatedly named one of the Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Litigation by U.S. News and World Report, voted a “Leading Lawyer” in the areas of Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition by his peers, and named by Managing IP as one of its “IP Stars.” Read full bio here.
Tron Fu312.423.3454EmailView articles
Tron Fu represents clients in a variety of industries in many aspects of intellectual property litigation. As an MBA graduate and founder of both an Internet service company and software company, he has first-hand understanding of clients’ business needs. Mr. Fu employs this experience to develop and execute strategies that protect his clients’ intellectual property interests. Read full bio here.
Tiffany D. Gehrke312.474.6656EmailView articles
Tiffany D. Gehrke secures and protects the intellectual property rights for a broad range of clients. In this role, her prior experience as a software engineer gives her valuable insider perspectives into clients’ technologies. Ms. Gehrke understands the value of clients’ intellectual property rights and assists those clients in obtaining and protecting those rights in the U.S. and throughout the world. Ms. Gehrke enforces clients’ intellectual property rights through litigation in state and federal courts, through proceedings before the USPTO, and through other dispute resolution forums. Read full bio here.
Julianne M. Hartzell312.474.6625EmailView articles
Ms. Hartzell has significant experience in intellectual property litigation, including cases involving patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret. She also has experience enforcing covenants not-to-compete and confidentiality agreements. Clients hire her to protect their intellectual property rights and to defend them against infringement allegations. She works closely with her clients to understand their business needs and aggressively defends her clients’ interests, seeking the most efficient route to resolve litigation in a way that satisfies those needs. Read full bio here.
Lynn L. Janulis, Ph.D.312.474.6637EmailView articles
Clients seeking advice in establishing and maintaining patent portfolios worldwide in all areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals can benefit from the education and experience of Lynn L. Janulis, Ph.D. Her advanced graduate and post-doctoral scientific training in molecular and developmental biology, reproductive endocrinology and cancer, along with her legal experience, allow her to counsel clients in strategic management of their scientific intellectual property. She assists clients in obtaining worldwide patent rights with her experience in patent prosecution, opinions, due diligence analyses, and interference proceedings. Read full bio here.
Heather R. Kissling312.474.6638EmailView articles
Heather R. Kissling draws from over fifteen years of experience securing biotechnology patents to develop worldwide filing and prosecution strategies that further her clients’ business objectives. She actively collaborates with bench scientists, business development personnel, and in-house counsel to maximize protection of biotechnology innovations in a broad range of technologies. Her background in interference and opposition proceedings also benefits clients seeking advice with respect to competitor patent positions and third party challenges in the patent office. Read full bio here.
William K. Merkel, Ph.D.312.474.6629EmailView articles
William K. Merkel, Ph.D., has provided a range of intellectual property legal services to a diverse portfolio of clients for more than 20 years. With a current focus on patent prosecution in the biotechnological arts, he has prosecuted numerous domestic, foreign and international patent applications drawn to such diverse technologies as modulators of metabolic pathways involved in disease states, viral oncotherapies, agricultural technologies, and pharmaceutical products and methodologies. Read full bio here.
Katherine L. Neville, Ph.D.312.474.6633EmailView articles
For clients seeking patent protection in all areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, Katherine L. Neville, Ph.D. delivers guidance to secure their inventions worldwide. She calls on her advanced studies in microbiology and immunology and over a decade of patent prosecution experience to advance their business goals. In addition to counseling clients in strategic management of worldwide patent rights, her extensive experience includes patent preparation, opinions, due diligence analyses for clients interested in partnering, and various patent proceedings, including interference, reexamination and opposition proceedings. Read full bio here.
Kate Nuehring Su312.423.3435EmailView articles
Kate Nuehring Su protects and enforces the intellectual property rights of her clients in all phases of complex litigation and patent prosecution. In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Nuehring Su has a background in engineering, including a degree in biomechanical engineering from Stanford University. Her extensive legal and technical knowledge enables her to devise successful strategies for clients across a range of industries. Read full bio here.
Sandip H. Patel312.474.9562EmailView articles
Sandip H. Patel has more than 20 years of experience in representing clients in inter partes matters before the Patent Office, including interferences, reexaminations, and AIA trials. He has a formal education in chemical engineering, but his work in these matters has spanned the entire spectrum of engineering and sciences, including biotechnology, chemistry/chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. Read full bio here.
Ryan N. Phelan312.474.6607EmailView articles
Ryan N. Phelan is a registered patent attorney who counsels and works with clients in intellectual property (IP) matters, with a focus on patents. As a former technology consultant with Accenture and with a background in computer science and engineering, Ryan has extensive experience in computer system and software design, engineering, development and related technologies. He has represented numerous Fortune 500 clients with patent matters in technical areas including electrical and software engineering, internet and e-commerce, computer networking, encryption and security, finance, insurance, consumer electronics, and mobile and telecommunications. Read full bio here.
Ryan J. Schermerhorn312.423.3441EmailView articles
Ryan Schermerhorn is a registered patent attorney who helps clients in all stages of patent prosecution. Mr. Schermerhorn is experienced in preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in mechanical, electrical, medical, e-commerce and business method arts. He has counseled clients on patentability, freedom to operate and patent invalidity and has reviewed and interpreted licensing and joint research agreements. Read full bio here.
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.
Michael R. Weiner312.474.9560EmailView articles
Michael R. Weiner represents clients in patent infringement matters before district courts, post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Weiner’s litigation experience involves technologies such as endoscopic surgical instruments, pharmaceutical compositions, and mechanical devices such as mining equipment. Read full bio here.