Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s nationally acclaimed Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions practice manages, prosecutes and enforces global patent and trademark portfolios and is consistently recognized as one of the leading IP practices in Chicago and beyond. The group has obtained major victories for some of the most cutting-edge technology and Fortune 500 companies.
We represent multinational, mid-sized and emerging companies, start-ups, nonprofit organizations and individuals in all realms of IP law, including counseling, litigation and prosecution matters that involve patents, trademarks, service marks, domain names, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights and advertising claims.
The group has also negotiated some of the largest technology deals of their respective types ever conducted in the U.S. and abroad. Our attorneys are also well-versed in helping clients leverage their intellectual property assets through transactions, including developing and negotiating licensing programs, and transferring technology and know-how.
U.S. News-Best Lawyers' 2014 "Best Law Firms" ranked the firm’s IP and technology transactions group in the first tier of Chicago law firms and among the best nationally. The group was also ranked in Chambers USA in 2014, in which our clients described the group as “a talented team that can call in the support of colleagues in other departments to offer expertise across a broad array of areas.”
In 2014, our IP group has obtained 293 U.S. patents and 241 global patents for our clients and registered 72 global trademarks, year-to-date. In 2013, the group obtained 354 U.S. patents for our clients.