Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

Law Firm in Chicago, IL

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Firm Overview

Wood Phillips is adept at all aspects of intellectual property, including patent application preparation and prosecution, registration of trademarks and copyrights, and litigation to enforce and protect those rights.
Main Office

Main Office
500 West Madison Street
Suite 1130, Citicorp Center
Chicago  IL  60661

Phone
  • 312-876-1800
Intellectual Property
Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer will represent your Intellectual Property legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-Intellectual Property
-Unfair Competition
-Biotechnology
-Computers and Software
-Software Copyright
-Software Licensing
-Copyrights
-Entertainment and the Arts
-Artistic Property
-Chemical Intellectual Property
-Electrical Intellectual Property
-Electronic Intellectual Property
-Industrial Models and Designs
-Industrial Property
-Industrial Property Rights
-Intellectual Property Enforcement
-Intellectual Property Infringement
-Intellectual Property Licensing
-Intellectual Property Litigation
-Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
-Intellectual Property Procurement
-Intellectual Property Prosecution
-Intellectual Property Rights
-International Intellectual Property
-Internet Intellectual Property
-Mechanical Intellectual Property
-Medical Intellectual Property
-Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property
-Piracy
-Proprietary Rights
-Protection of Personality
-Patents
-Biotechnology Patent Prosecution
-Biotechnology Patents
-Business Method Patents
-Chemical Patent Prosecution
-Computer and Software Patents
-Chemical Patents
-Computer Architecture Patents
-Design Patents
-Electrical Patents
-Electrical Patent Prosecution
-Electro-Mechanical Patents
-Electronic Patents
-International Patent Prosecution
-International Patents
-Internet Patents
-Mechanical Patent Prosecution
-Mechanical Patents
-Metallurgical Patents
-Medical Patents
-Molecular Biology Patents
-Patent Applications
-Patent Infringement
-Patent Interference Practice
-Patent Licensing
-Patent Litigation
-Patent Portfolio Management
-Patent Prosecution
-Patent Protection
-Pharmaceutical Patent Prosecution
-Pharmaceutical Patents
-Trade Secrets
-Trademarks

Jeffrey L. Clark

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Phi Kappa Phi; Chi Epsilon; Tau Beta Pi. Articles Editor, Southern Illinois University Law Review, 1978-1979. Author: "The Contract Clause Reemerges," Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Vol. 1978.

Areas of Law:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1979, Illinois
-1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
-1982, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
Southern Illinois University
Class of 1979
J.D.
summa cum laude

University Attended:
Purdue University
Class of 1975
B.S.
with Highest Distinction

Birth Information:
Born in 1953
Garrett, Indiana, October 8, 1953

Associations & Memberships:
Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.
Education
  • Southern Illinois University
    Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude , 1979

Jeffrey N. Fairchild

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Areas of Law:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1997, Illinois
-1998, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School
Class of 1997
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
University of Illinois
Class of 1984
B.S.M.E.
with honors

Birth Information:
Born in 1962
Nurnberg, Germany, February 2, 1962

Associations & Memberships:
Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago; American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Education
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1997

Stephen D. Geimer

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Areas of Law:
Patents

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1977, Illinois
-1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
Loyola University
Class of 1977
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Illinois
Class of 1974
B.S.M.E.

Birth Information:
Born in 1952
Chicago, Illinois, July 14, 1952

Associations & Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.
Education
  • Loyola University
    Juris Doctorate , 1977

Thomas F. Ging

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Areas of Law:
-Commercial Litigation
-Intellectual Property Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1970, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
-1989, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
-1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
-1991, U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
-1997, U.S. Tax Court

Military:
Capt., JAGC, U.S. Army, 1966-1970

Associations & Memberships:
American Bar Association; Association for Conflict Resolution.

Martin L. Katz

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Areas of Law:
-Patents
-Trademarks
-Copyrights
-Intellectual Property Licensing

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1968, District of Columbia
-1969, New Jersey
-1987, Illinois
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
Georgetown University
Class of 1968
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Rhode Island
Class of 1964
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1942
New York, N.Y., December 11, 1942

Associations & Memberships:
The District of Columbia Bar; Illinois State and American Bar Associations; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (Member, Board of Managers, 1987-1989).

F. William McLaughlin

Attorney in Chicago, IL
Tau Beta Pi; Eta Kappa Nu; Phi Alpha Delta.

Areas of Law:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1985, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
-1989, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
-1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
DePaul University
Class of 1984
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Notre Dame
Class of 1978
B.S.E.E.
with honors

Birth Information:
Born in 1956
Chicago, Illinois, April 9, 1956

Associations & Memberships:
Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago; American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Education
  • DePaul University
    Juris Doctorate , 1984

Dean A. Monco

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Member, Board of Directors, Loyola University Graduate School of Business Alumni Association, 1979.

Areas of Law:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1979, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
-1989, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
DePaul University
Class of 1979
J.D.

University Attended:
Loyola University
Class of 1973
B.S.

Loyola University
Class of 1977
M.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1950
Chicago, Illinois, August 6, 1950

Associations & Memberships:
Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago; Justinian Society.
Education
  • DePaul University
    Juris Doctorate , 1979

John S. Mortimer

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Tau Beta Pi; Pi Tau Sigma.

Areas of Law:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1980, Illinois and Florida
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
DePaul University
Class of 1979
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Notre Dame
Class of 1976
B.S.M.E.

Birth Information:
Born in 1954
Chicago, Illinois, October 20, 1954

Associations & Memberships:
Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.
Education
  • DePaul University
    Juris Doctorate , 1979

Paul M. Odell

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Licensed Professional Engineer: Illinois, 1973; Indiana, 1975.

Areas of Law:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1973, Illinois
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
DePaul University
Class of 1973
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Wisconsin
Class of 1968
B.S.N.E.

Birth Information:
Born in 1945
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, April 10, 1945

Associations & Memberships:
Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago; American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Education
  • DePaul University
    Juris Doctorate , 1973

Mark V. Polyakov

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 2005, New York and Ohio
-2006, Illinois

Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University
Class of 2005
J.D.

University Attended:
Case Western Reserve University
Class of 1999
B.A.
Education
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Juris Doctorate , 2005

Steven F. Weinstock

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Areas of Law:
Intellectual Property

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1980, Michigan
-2006, Illinois

Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School
Class of 1980
J.D.
with distinction

University Attended:
Washington University
Class of 1975
B.S.
Chemical Engineering

Birth Information:
Born in 1953
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 26, 1953

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Michigan.
Education
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate, with distinction , 1980

Richard S. Phillips

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Phi Delta Phi; Eta Kappa Nu; Pi Mu Epsilon.

Areas of Law:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Retired Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1951, Illinois
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
University of Illinois
Class of 1951
LL.B.

University Attended:
Northwestern University and University of Illinois
Class of 1950
B.S. in E.E.

Birth Information:
Born in 1926
Peoria, Illinois, April 11, 1926

Associations & Memberships:
Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago; American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Education
  • University of Illinois
    LL.B. , 1951

Peter J. Shakula

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Areas of Law:
-Intellectual Property Law
-Patents
-Trademarks
-Unfair Competition
-Copyrights
-Litigation
-Patent Licensing

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1990, Illinois
-1993, Indiana
-1995, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana,
-1998, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
Indiana University
Class of 1989
J.D.

University Attended:
Purdue University
Class of 1986
B.S.
Education
  • Indiana University
    Juris Doctorate , 1989

Joel E. Siegel

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Areas of Law:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1969, Illinois
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended:
Washington College of Law of American University
Class of 1969
J.D.

University Attended:
Purdue University
Class of 1964
B.S.I.E.

Birth Information:
Born in 1943
New York, N.Y., March 23, 1943

Associations & Memberships:
Illinois State and American Bar Associations; American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Education
  • Washington College of Law of American University
    Juris Doctorate , 1969

Mr. Christian Miller

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Articles Editor, Editorial Board Member for The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law

Electrical Quality Engineer for Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Hardware Engineer for Lexmark International

Areas of Law:
-Patents
-Trademarks
-Copyrights
-Trade Secrets

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Languages:
English, Secondary and French

Associations & Memberships:
Chicago Bar Association; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.

Hobbies & Interests:
Racquetball Extraordinaire

Kristina Swanson

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Areas of Law:
-Intellectual Property
-Patents

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Birth Information:
Born in 1981
1981
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