Guiding Principles +


You benefit from our experience with similar problems for clients like you and from our ability to discover creative solutions to new problems. Members of the firm have over twenty-five years of experience handling litigation throughout the United States, and in the International Trade Commission, United States Patent and Trademark Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization.


We know the law and how it affects your business. Your success matters to us, so we dedicate our own time and effort to learn about your business and your industry. We also know the tools to protect and enhance the value of your brands, content and ideas. We have taught trademark, copyright and Internet law to attorneys around the world for over twenty years, and have published books and numerous articles on intellectual property law. This expertise has earned us recognition from our peers in Illinois and abroad, and selection as an expert on copyright and trademark law in federal court litigation, arbitration and international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

Personal Attention

You receive personal and responsive service from us as your advisors and advocates. Our client service team puts your interests first. You can expect prompt answers, responsive advice, quality work and personal attention. We also provide clients with a range of free resources - such as newsletters, white papers, and seminars - to help you reduce legal expense and increase the value of your business. We will invest our own time and expense to attend client meetings at your offices. We know legal work can be expensive, so we will work with you on alternative fee arrangements, budgets and estimates to help you control expense and meet your goals.