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Our Clients

Katten's Intellectual Property team provides a complete range of services for domestic and international clients in all major industries seeking to protect and benefit from their intellectual property and to defend claims asserted by others. Inventors and corporations alike turn to us for counsel regarding their innovations in biotechnology and life sciences, electrical and electronic systems, computer hardware and software, e-commerce and business methods, telecommunications, product design, and mechanical systems.

Our Services

Katten's seasoned attorneys develop, enforce, protect and defend our clients' patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights in jurisdictions across the United States and abroad. Our Intellectual Property team partners with clients to develop global strategies and programs to safeguard and maximize the value of their intellectual property, and to audit their intellectual property assets, including domestic and international licensing and transfers of technology, to ensure that these assets are correctly identified and properly protected. We manage our clients' intellectual property portfolios, including registration and enforcement of patents, trademarks and copyrights worldwide, and administration of intellectual property agreements. Additionally, we have considerable experience representing clients in high-profile lawsuits when their most valuable intellectual property is at stake.

With deep experience in mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, venture capital investments, joint ventures and other strategic alliances, our transactional attorneys identify and evaluate the intellectual property rights and technology involved in business transactions; structure the transfer, protection and licensing of these assets; and develop long-term strategies to maximize their value. We also provide guidance on new media and emerging rights, and claims involving social media, cyber torts, computer fraud, keyword advertising, pricing and the First Amendment.

In addition, our team advises on a wide range of intellectual property issues relating to the Internet, new media and social media. We help protect and enforce intellectual property involving the Internet, focusing on the protection of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, keywords, domain names and other online content in the United States and internationally. We provide guidance on Internet governance, domain name law, and claims involving social media, cyber torts, computer fraud, keyword advertising, pricing and the First Amendment. We also work with clients to develop comprehensive online brand promotion and protection strategies, including recovery of infringing domain names through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), suspension of infringing domain names through the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS), and implementation of creative strategies for managing domain name disputes.

Whether it be preparing a patent application, ensuring the continued goodwill of a brand, or effectively defending or prosecuting claims, clients can rely on Katten to help them protect, manage and capitalize on their intellectual property throughout the world.

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MLRC Media Law Conference | Reston, Virginia
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INTA Annual Meeting | Orlando, Florida
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Industry Trilateral Meeting | London, United Kingdom
November 5, 2015
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WWD Apparel CEO Summit | New York, New York
September 17, 2009
August 26–28, 2009
AIPLA Patent Prosecution Boot Camp | Alexandria, Virginia
July 20–21, 2009
2009 Patent Practice Update | San Diego, California
July 16–17, 2009
November 18, 2008
June 23, 2008
Multilateral Patents Workshop | San Francisco, California
April 9, 2008
PCT Strategies | Webinar
February 20, 2008
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July 16, 2007
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Digital Hollywood | Santa Monica, California
January 10, 2007
November 15–16, 2006
International Patent Strategies | New York, New York
March 9 - 10, 2006
Mastering Complex IP Licensing | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
August 11–13, 2004
Intellectual Property

Recognition

BTI Litigation Outlook 2018

IP Litigation Honor Roll

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (National)

2017–2018
Legal 500 US – Trademarks: Litigation
Intellectual Property – Trademarks: Litigation, 2013–2017

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook - Trade Mark Contentious (United States)

(United States), 2014
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Patent Law (Chicago)
Patent Law (Chicago), 2016

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Trademark Prosecution (United States)

2017

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook

"Highly Recommended" firm for intellectual property in Illinois, 2013–2015
Chambers USA – Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (Washington, DC)
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (Washington, DC), 2016
Chambers USA – Intellectual Property (Illinois)
Intellectual Property (Illinois), 2006–2018

Trademarks Law Firm of the Year by Lawyer Monthly

2012
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Patent (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Patent (Los Angeles), 2015–2016
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Patent (National)
Litigation – Patent (National), 2012–2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook - Trade Mark Prosecution (United States)

(United States), 2014

Midwest Copyright Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property

2011

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Copyright (United States)

2017

Managing IP North America Awards 2016

Trademark Contentious – Midwest

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Trademark Contentious (United States)

2017

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (Washington, DC)

2017–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago)
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago), 2012–2018

IAM Patent 1000

Patent Litigation, 2017

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (New York)

2017–2018
Legal 500 US – Copyright
Copyright, 2016–2018

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (Chicago)

2017–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Intellectual Property Law (Chicago)
Intellectual Property Law (Chicago), 2011

Managing Intellectual Property Annual Awards – Trademark Contentious (Midwest Region)

2017
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Trademark Law (National)
Trademark Law (National), 2016–2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Patent Contentious (United States)

2017
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Patent (Chicago)
Litigation – Patent (Chicago), 2012–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Intellectual Property (National)
Litigation – Intellectual Property (National), 2012–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Trademark Law (New York)
Trademark Law (New York), 2016–2018
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Recognition

BTI Litigation Outlook 2018

IP Litigation Honor Roll

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (National)

2017–2018
Intellectual Property – Trademarks: Litigation, 2013–2017

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook - Trade Mark Contentious (United States)

(United States), 2014
Patent Law (Chicago), 2016

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Trademark Prosecution (United States)

2017

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook

"Highly Recommended" firm for intellectual property in Illinois, 2013–2015
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (Washington, DC), 2016
Intellectual Property (Illinois), 2006–2018

Trademarks Law Firm of the Year by Lawyer Monthly

2012
Litigation – Patent (Los Angeles), 2015–2016
Litigation – Patent (National), 2012–2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook - Trade Mark Prosecution (United States)

(United States), 2014

Midwest Copyright Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property

2011

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Copyright (United States)

2017

Managing IP North America Awards 2016

Trademark Contentious – Midwest

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Trademark Contentious (United States)

2017

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (Washington, DC)

2017–2018
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago), 2012–2018

IAM Patent 1000

Patent Litigation, 2017

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (New York)

2017–2018
Copyright, 2016–2018

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (Chicago)

2017–2018
Intellectual Property Law (Chicago), 2011

Managing Intellectual Property Annual Awards – Trademark Contentious (Midwest Region)

2017
Trademark Law (National), 2016–2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Patent Contentious (United States)

2017
Litigation – Patent (Chicago), 2012–2018
Litigation – Intellectual Property (National), 2012–2018
Trademark Law (New York), 2016–2018

OUR CLIENTS SAY...

"They really understand our business and help it move forward."

Chambers USA 2016
(Intellectual Property)

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