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Richard C. Balough is a Member at Balough Law Offices, LLC, in Chicago, and concentrates his practice in intellectual property, cyberspace, and business law. Mr. Balough is a Past Cochair of the Mobile and Connected Devices Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Cyberspace Law Committee, Past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Computer Law Committee, and a former member of the Board of Managers for the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. Mr. Balough earned his LL.M. cum laude in addition to his J.D.
Glen P. Belvis is a Principal at Belvis Law, LLC, in Chicago, and practices in patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation, prosecution, and transactions. Mr. Belvis is a member of the Richard Linn Inn of Court and the DePaul Law School Intellectual Property Advisory Board. He graduated from DePaul University Law School, where he earned the West Publishing Company Hornbook Award, presented to the student with highest academic average in the class; he received his B.S. from the University of Notre Dame; and he was an extern for Judge Bauer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Keith G. Chval is President and CEO of Protek International, Inc., in Willowbrook, and focuses his practice on digital forensics, e-discovery, and cybersecurity. He was the first Chief of the Illinois Attorney General’s High Tech Crimes Bureau. Mr. Chval received his B.S. from Indiana University and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Bradley L. Cohn is a Partner at Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in the field of trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, right of publicity, and advertising and marketing law. Before entering private practice, Mr. Cohn served as law clerk to the Honorable Anne C. Conway, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Cohn has served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law, teaching a seminar on trademark law and writing. He has also served as a Director of the Chicago Bar Association’s 9,000-member Young Lawyers Section and as a Past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee and the Young Lawyers Section’s Intellectual Property Committee. Mr. Cohn received his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Steven E. Feldman is a Partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in intellectual property. Mr. Feldman sits on the Intellectual Property Advisory Board at George Washington University and the Executive Counsel of the Northwestern University Institute for Sustainability and Energy. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property. Mr. Feldman received his B.S. from Northwestern University and his J.D. with honors from the George Washington University Law School.
R. Mark Halligan is a Member at FisherBroyles, LLP, in Chicago. He is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation including patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. Halligan has also developed a nationally recognized trade secrets litigation practice focused on all aspects of trade secret law. He represents individuals, middle-market companies, and large corporations, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in trade secret and noncompete disputes. He has become a “go-to” litigator on some of the most complex intellectual property matters in the United States and worldwide. Mr. Halligan has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell, and peer reviews rank him as a top lawyer in Intellectual Property in Chambers USA. Best Lawyers recognized Mr. Halligan as Lawyer of the Year in trade secrets law in 2020. Legal 500 has recognized him as a leading lawyer in trade secrets litigation every year since 2008. He has also been ranked as one of the world’s Leading IP Strategists in IAM 250 and IAM 300 and recently was recognized as a leading TMT lawyer in Who’s Who Legal Telecommunications Media & Technology: Information Technology (2016). Mr. Halligan is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property issues; his speaking engagements include the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the Illinois Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLAC). He earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati summa cum laude. Mr. Halligan has taught trade secrets law at The UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago for the past 26 years.
John L. Hines, Jr., is a member of Clark Hill PLC’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, in Chicago, where he focuses on IP and technology transactions. Mr. Hines writes and speaks on topics relating to intellectual property and licensing. Mr. Hines received his J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and his A.B. from Princeton University.
Blake W. Jackson is an associate at DLA Piper LLP (US), in East Palo Alto, California. He concentrates his practice in intellectual property and patent law. He has been involved in patent sales and negotiations, patent licensing, acquisition diligence analysis, and corporate training in patents and other IP. He is a former U.S. Naval officer and enjoys working on numerous veteran’s pro bono projects. Mr. Jackson received his B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Paul R. Kitch is a Partner at Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd., in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on intellectual property. He sits on the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (2020 – 2023) and is a past President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (2017 – 2018). Crain’s Chicago Business has recognized Mr. Kitch for the patent portfolio he has built for over 20 years, ranking him #1 for patent quality three times. He received his B.S. summa cum laude, his M.B.A. with High Distinction, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan.
Daniel F. Lanciloti is a Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP, in Chicago, where he focuses on trade secrets/restrictive covenants law, employment law, and general litigation. Prior to joining Freeborn, Mr. Lanciloti was a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Compete Practice Group. Mr. Lanciloti also worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. He received his B.A. with honors from Knox College and his J.D. magna cum laudefrom Valparaiso University School of Law.
Michael R. Levinson is a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, in Chicago, focusing his practice on litigation, with particular experience in commercial and intellectual property lawsuits. He hashandled cases in federal and state courts and in private arbitrations, in Illinois and throughout the country, involving sporting goods, financial services and products, electronics, food products, construction, business forms, and consulting services, among many others. Mr. Levinson has represented dozens of employers and employees at temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings and at trials in fiduciary duty, noncompete, trade secrets, and computer fraud cases. Mr. Levinson received his undergraduate degree from Claremont-McKenna College, his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Timothy W. Lohse is a Partner at DLA Piper LLP (US) in East Palo Alto, California, where he concentrates his practice in patent prosecution, litigation, and counseling. Mr. Lohse provides patent preparation and prosecution expertise in solar panels and solar module systems, including mechanical mounting and electrical connections; solar panel electronics including technologies for measuring the efficiency of a solar panel, commercial solar panel cleaning systems, drones for inspecting crops and/or wind turbines, and an unmanned aircraft with a blimp portion and a drone portion. Mr. Lohse has a BSEE from Tufts University College of Engineering and a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law.
Allyson M. Martin is an associate at Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd., in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on intellectual property. She has received CALI awards in Senior Research Seminar: Advanced Concepts in Patent Law, Biotechnology Patent Law, Administrative Process, Copyright Law, and Bankruptcy Law. She has also received the Dr. Robert Chambers Patent Law Award. Ms. Martin received her B.S. from the University of Kansas and her J.D. summa cum laude (Order of the Coif) from the DePaul University College of Law.
William T. McGrath is a Partner at Davis McGrath LLC, in Chicago, where his areas of concentration are copyright, trademark, and Internet law, as well as publishing law, trade secret law, and software licensing. Mr. McGrath serves as an arbitrator for the AAA on intellectual property and other commercial disputes and is a mediator for the Lanham Act Mediation Program in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is an adjunct professor and past Associate Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at The UIC Law School. He has written numerous articles on intellectual property law for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, for which he has twice won the Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club. Mr. McGrath is Past President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Copyright Society of the USA and the Board of the Lawyers for the Creative Arts. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.
John S. Paniaguas is Of Counsel to Clark Hill PLC, in Chicago, and focuses his practice on patent law. Mr. Paniaguas is a member of the American Intellectual Property law Association, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, and the Lake County (IN) Bar Association. He is also an adjunct professor of law at The UIC John Marshall Law School. Mr. Paniaguas received his B.S.E. from Purdue University-Calumet and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Marc V. Richards is a Shareholder of Brinks Gilson & Lione in Chicago and concentrates in intellectual property law and patents. Mr. Richards is past Chair of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property — U.S. Chapter (2018 – 2020), a founding board member of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association (2016 – 2018, 2019 – 2020), and President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. He received his B.S. from Washington University at St. Louis, his M.B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago, and J.D. cum laude from Loyola University of Chicago.
Martin B. Robins is a Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on corporate/commercial and privacy law. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Robins coauthored the Marquette University Intellectual Property Law Review (summer 2020). He received his B.S. summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Sherry L. Rollo is a Partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP in Chicago, where she concentrates her practice in intellectual property. Ms. Rollo is a member of the International Trademark Association, Committee Chair of the Licensing Executives Society International, and on the Board of Trustees for National History Day. Ms. Rollo received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School with a certificate from the Center for Intellectual Property Law.
Linda K. Stevens is Of Counsel to Smith O’Callaghan & White in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on intellectual property and commercial disputes. She is a Past Chair of an American Bar Association Trade Secrets subcommittee. Ms. Stevens has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer for several years and was named among that organization’s Top 50 Illinois Women Lawyers in 2011 and 2012. She was selected by Chicago Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Illinois in 2018 and was included in the Legal 500’s “Leading Lawyers” list in Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets. She is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and Chicago-Kent School of Law. Ms. Stevens received her B.A. cum laude from Kalamazoo College and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.
Adam D. Sussman is an associate at Brinks Gilson & Lione in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, the American Chemical Society’s Small Chemical Business Division, and the Richard Linn American Inn of Court. Mr. Sussman received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois Chicago, and his J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School, where he was named a Howard Markey Distinguished Scholar and served as managing editor of the Review of Intellectual Property Law (2013 – 2014).
Steven L. Wiser is a professor, Co-Director of the Business Law Clinic, Director of Externships, and a Visiting Fellow at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Prior to joining DePaul, he focused his practice on intellectual property and business litigation and transactional matters.
Brenna M. Woodley is Of Counsel to Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on labor and employment law and class action litigation. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section and the Women in Law Empowerment Forum Committee. Ms. Woodley received her B.A. and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, where she served as Senior Managing Editor of The Wisconsin Law Reviewand Vice President of the Student Bar Association and received the Joseph E. Davies Award.
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