Exemplary List of Cases


  • ABT Systems, LLC v. Emerson Electric Company, Case No. 4:11-cv-00374 (E.D. Mo. 2013) (enforcing thermost-related paetnts; jury finding willful infringement and awarding damages), rev'd on appeal (Fed. Cir. 2016)

  • ABT Systems, LLC v. Lennox, Case No. 09-CV-6957 (N.D. IL 2010) (pursuing patent infringement case, resulting in confidential settlement agreement)

  • ABT Systems, LLC v. Lux, Case No. 09-CV-6957 (N.D. IL 2010) (pursuing patent infringement case, resulting in confidential settlement agreement)

  • ABT Systems, LLC v. Braeburn, Case No. 09-CV-6957 (N.D. IL 2010) (pursuing patent infringement case, resulting in confidential settlement agreement, followed by confidential mediation proceeding)

  • ABT Systems, LLC v. Robertshaw Controls Company, Case No. 1:11-CV-5112 (N.D. IL 2013) (pursuing patent infringement case, resulting in confidential settlement agreement)

  • ABT Systems, LLC v. Hunter Fan Company, Case No. 1:13-CV-03065-YK (M.D. PA 2013) (pursuing patent infringement case, resulting in confidential settlement agreement)

  • Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation v. Sam The Shoe Doctor, Inc. et al., 98C6143 (N.D. Ill. 1999) (successfully enforced trademark, resulting in consent judgment order and settlement agreement)

  • Jeffrey L. Buschur v. Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Case No. 03-71404 (E.D. Mich. 2003) (enforced plaintiff’s patents resulting in confidential settlement agreement and consent judgment order confirming validity of patents)

  • C&F Packing Co. v. IBP, Inc., 93C1601 (N.D. Ill., Williams, J.), 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2158 (successfully argued summary judgment motion in patent case involving trade secrets for pizza toppings)

  • CIVIX-DDI, LLC v. Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC, (N.D. Ill. 2010) (defended large real estate listing service from allegations of patent infringement, resulting in confidential settlement)

  • F&G Scrolling Mouse, LLC v. IBM Corp., 1:99CV460 (M.D. N.C.), 190 F.R.D. 385, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20186 (Oct. 26, 1999); (N.D. Ill.), 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7241 (May 11, 1999) (extensive involvement in patent case involving computer mouse, resulting in confidential settlement)

  • F&G Scrolling Mouse, LLC v. Microsoft Corporation, Key Tronic Corporation, 98C7655 (N.D. Ill.), 56 F.Supp.2d 1005, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17470 (May 11, 1999) (extensive involvement in trade secret case resulting in jury verdict against Key Tronic for $16 million for misappropriation of trade secrets involving 3-D computer mouse; settled)

  • Galion Solid Waste Equipment, Inc. v. Waste-Quip, Inc. and Dempster, Inc. C2-94-1129 (S.D. Ohio, 1995) (successfully argued Markman and summary judgment hearing in patent case involving recyclers, resulting in confidential settlement)

  • Galion Solid Waste Equipment, Inc. v. The Heil Company, C2-94-0156 (S.D. Ohio, 1995) (enforced recycler patents in case involving waste recyclers, resulting in confidential settlement)

  • Galion Holding Company, Inc. v. Toccoa Metal Technologies, Inc., C2-96-385 (S.D. Ohio 1997) (successfully enforced patent recycler patents, resulting in consent judgment order and license agreement)

  • IEM v. Fast-Trac (D. Minn. 1998) (successfully argued PI and summary judgment hearings regarding snowmobile fasteners, resulting in invalidity of patent asserted against client)

  • Induction Innovations Inc. v. Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Corporation. Case No. 07-CV-0369 (N.D. Ill. 2007) (patent infringement lawsuit resulting in confidential settlement agreement)

  • Induction Innovations, Inc. v. Lace Technologies, Inc., Case No. 1:13-CV-00219 (N.D. IL 2013) (pursuing trade dress and trademark infringement claims, and defending counterclaims, resulting in confidential settlement agreement)

  • Induction Innovations, Inc. v. David Pacholok, Case No. 1:13-cv-5102 (N.D.IL 2016) (enforcing breach of fiduciary duty issues relating to patents, resulting in confidential settlement agreement)

  • Jack Web v. Amato et al, (N.D. Ill., 2000) (appointed as pro bono attorney by court; achieved confidential settlement with City of Chicago on eve of trail, in civil rights case).

  • Jerr-Dan Corporation v. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Company Inc., Case No. 2:13-CV-00081 (W.D. PA. 2013) (defending patent infringement case, resulting in confidential settlement agreement

  • Mahurkar v. C.R. Bard, Inc. (represented plaintiff in summary judgment proceedings and jury (validity and infringement) and bench (damages) trials in case involving enforcement of catheter patent) (N.D. Ill., Zagel, J.), multi-million dollar verdict affirmed on appeal, 79 F.3d 1572 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 29, 1996).

  • Marshall Patent Holdings, LLC v. Network IP et al (E.D.Tex. 2008) (settled patent cases against multiple defendants on confidential terms)

  • Miami Beverage, Inc. v. A.J. Canfield Co., S91-00230S (N.D. Ind. 1993) (successfully defended breach of contract and trademark claim).

  • Microelectronic Modules Corporation v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (E.D. Wis., 2001) (argued Markman and summary judgment hearings in patent case involving switching regulators, resulting in confidential settlement).

  • PSN Illinois, LLC v. Abbott Laboratories et al., Case No. 09-cv-5879 (N.D. Ill. 2012) (confidential settlement of patent infringement case).

  • MTN Products, Inc. et al v. Paul A. Dubsky (Trademark cancellation proceeding, resulting in confidential settlement agreement)

  • Nestle Purina Petcare Co. v. Oil-Dri Corp. of America, IPR 2015-00737 (representing Patent Owner, resulting in Patent Board confirmation of all challenged claims of patent)

  • Original Creations, Inc. v. Shye Worldwide, LLC, Sun-Mate Corp., J.E. Allton, LLC, Great Neck Saw Mfrs., Inc., Hisonic Int'l, Inc., and Trademark Global (N.D. IL), Case Nos. 09-cv-8048, 10-cv-03828, 10-cv-6092, and 11-cv-3453 (enforcing patents for battery charger against various parties, resulting in multiple confidential settlement and license agreements)

  • PSN Illinois, LLC v. Grain Processing Corp. and The Andersons, Inc., Case No. 04 C 6061 (N.D. Ill. 2004) (enforced plaintiff’s patents concerning clumping animal litter, resulting in confidential settlement agreements)

  • PSN Illinois, LLC v. Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. et al., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21044 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 21, 2005) (manufacturer's patent misuse, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices counterclaims dismissed where patent misuse was an affirmative defense, not a counterclaim, and there were no allegations of any disparaging comments by the patent holder outside of the lawsuit).

  • PSN Illinois, LLC v. Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. et al.,  398 F. Supp. 2d 902 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 10, 2005) (represented plaintiff in patent infringement action involving porcelain veneers, prevailing on defendant’s laches defense)

  • PSN Illinois, LLC v. Abbott et al. (N.D. Ill. 2008-present) (multiple cases covering 19 defendants to date, who have agreed to the validity of the patents-in-suit, concerning type of G-protein coupled receptors useful for drug manufacture, and/or paid royalties to license same)

  • PSN Illinois, LLC v. Oil-Dri Corporation Of America, Case No. 04 C 0915 (N.D. Ill. 2004) (enforced plaintiff’s patents concerning clumping animal litter, resulting in settlement agreement including $1.25 million payment)

  • PSN Illinois, LLC v. The Andersons, Inc., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24496 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2004) (in a patent infringement case against Ohio and Iowa corporations, transfer of venue was not warranted because, inter alia, venue was not proper in Iowa and the inconveniences of the parties and witnesses were more or less equivalent).

  • Quinton Instruments Co. v. IMPRA, Inc. (In re Mahurkar Double Lumen Hemodialysis Catheter Patent Litigation) (extensive involvement in summary judgment hearings and bench trial in patent case enforcing catheter patents (N.D. Ill., Easterbrook, J.), affirmed on appeal, 71 F.3d 1573 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (multi-million dollar verdict affirmed on appeal)

  • Robert Golden d/b/a Leg Lamp Factory v. Brian Jones and Red Rider Leg Lamps, Inc., Case No. 1:06-cv-5494 (N.D. Ill. 2007) (represented leg lamp manufacturer in copyright infringement lawsuit resulting in confidential settlement agreement)

  • Schofield v. United States Steel Corp., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30471, 30478, 30481 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 28, 2005) (represented plaintiff in patent case, resulting in confidential settlement agreement)

  • Schreiber Foods, Inc. v. Beatrice Cheese, Kustner Industries, S.A. (E.D. Wis. 1998), (Markman hearing and August, 1998 trial; represented plaintiff patent owner in patent case involving enforcement of patents directed to individual wrapping cheese singles machines in food processing industry; jury verdict of $26 million affirmed on appeal at 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 11819 (Fed. Cir. 2002))

  • Schreiber Foods, Inc. v. Natec Reich Summer GmbH & Co. Kg. and Beatrice Cheese, Inc., 95-C-0542 (E.D. Wis. 1996) (successfully enforced patents for individual wrapping cheese singles machines, resulting in confidential settlement)

  • SwitchPower, Inc. v. Celestica Corporation, C-01-21051 RMW (N.D. Cal. 2002) (represented plaintiff in patent case involving circuit protection patent, resulting in confidential settlement)

  • Thor Technology Corporation v. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, 98C0278 (E.D. Wis. 1999) (represented plaintiff in patent case involving oximeter sensor patent, resulting in confidential settlement).

  • Vas-Cath, Inc. v. Mahurkar, (Easterbrook, J. N.D. Ill.) (represented plaintiff in patent case involving medical catheters, including summary judgment proceedings and appellate hearings and briefing, 935 F.2d 1555 (Fed. Cir. June 7, 1991) (precedential decision finding that drawings alone may satisfy written description requirement of 35 U.S.C. Section 112)

  • Vulcan International, Inc. v. Jerr-Dan Corporation, Case No. 2:94-CV034-B-0 (N.D. Miss.), 31 USPQ2d 1911 (represented plaintiff in patent case, and obtained preliminary injunction enforcing patent for wheel retainers in vehicle recovery industry)

  • Zohar Waterworks LLC dba Tripalm Int’l and Elkay Mfg. Co. v. MTN Products, Inc. (N.D. Ill. 2006) (represented defendant in patent case involving water cooler manufacturer, settled on confidential terms)

 

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