Widely recognized in the area of trademark infringement issues and a frequent instructor for the International Trademark Association, Jim is a lead trial counsel with wide experience in patent, trademark and copyright litigation. He has secured several jury verdicts for clients and argued a number of appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, for the Seventh Circuit and Federal Circuit.
In private practice, Jim has extensive experience on behalf of a maker of plush toys, serving as lead counsel in more than 200 copyright and trademark cases in which the client has received favorable decisions and settlements. He also developed and spearheaded a successful worldwide intellectual property enforcement program for the client, assembling a team of lawyers dedicated to registration of the companyís trademarks and copyrights, anti-counterfeiting efforts, licensing programs and a vigorous policing policy which essentially stopped infringers in all countries where the company does business.
Prior to entering private practice, Jim was an Assistant U.S. Attorney representing federal agencies and officers in affirmative and defensive litigation.
Jim is Co-chair of the firmís Intellectual Property Litigation Department as well as the Managing Partner of the Chicago office.
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