Brian Sodikoff advises clients on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters. He devotes a significant part of his practice to complex patent litigation and has worked on all phases of cases involving a diverse array of technologies, including thermoplastic air bag covers, automated truck transmissions, DVD technology and hard disk drives.
A registered patent attorney, Brian prosecutes and secures patents, partnering with clients to design and implement customized strategies to create strong patent protection that transforms ideas into competitive business advantages. He also helps clients to develop their brands through trademark prosecution and protect proprietary information through trade secret protection.
With extensive experience litigating patents in the pharmaceutical industry, Brian has developed a strong understanding of the legal issues surrounding ANDA litigations, including the intricacies of FDA approval, exclusivity periods under Hatch-Waxman and the antitrust implications stemming from settlements.
Brian also leads the Chicago office’s IP pro bono group, which counsels digital start-up companies at the 1871 business incubator on patent-related matters.