Brian Sodikoff, national head of the firm's Patent Litigation group, 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 medical devices, thermoplastic air bag covers, automated truck transmissions, DVD technology and hard disk drives.
A significant portion of Brian's practice is dedicated to working with pharmaceutical companies to help grow their business. Brian has particular experience in the interplay between patent law and procedures, FDA law and regulations, and competition law, and how they impact a company's ability to enter the market. Brian has represented numerous leading pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman patent litigations, including significant pre-trial, trial and appellate success. With his knowledge of the industry, Brian also is routinely tapped for guidance on a wide range of activities, from internal product selection to crafting settlement agreements, to diligence on acquisitions of select drugs or companies.
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 particularly enjoys working with entrepreneurial companies and start-ups, and has worked with several local incubators and universities on IP issues for young companies. Brian also leads the Chicago office's IP pro bono group.
Shown below is a selection of Brian’s engagements.