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Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Provides comprehensive support to household names across all areas of IP work. Longstanding experience acting for plaintiffs and defendants in ANDA litigation. Also offers adept assistance for copyright and trademark infringement claims. Regularly acts for clients in the retail, manufacturing and electronics sectors.

Strengths

A client comments: "The team is very communicative, helpful, and is always ready to jump in to assist in any way."

"The team is extremely professional and accurate with legal advice and strategy," a further source adds.

Work highlights

Acted as lead counsel for Sawai Pharmaceuticals in patent litigation against Astellas regarding five patents that purportedly covered Astellas' drug Myrbetriq.

Successfully represented Gatorade in a trademark battle over Gatorade's slogan brought by nutrition consulting firm SportFuel.

Notable practitioners

Floyd Mandell has a strong reputation as a trademark litigator and is a go-to attorney for complex infringement claims. He frequently acts on disputes involving advertising and online platforms.
"Floyd is an outstanding lawyer." "He is a very sophisticated lawyer who produces high-quality work."

Kristin Achterhof cochairs the firm's IP litigation group and is noted for her adroit handling of high-value trademark and copyright disputes for clients from a range of industries.
"She is sharp, extremely diligent and has a very practical approach."

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Overview

Katten's Intellectual Property team provides a complete range of services for domestic and international clients in all major industries seeking to protect and benefit from their intellectual property and to defend claims asserted by others. Inventors and corporations alike turn to us for counsel regarding their innovations in biotechnology and life sciences, electrical and electronic systems, computer hardware and software, e-commerce and business methods, telecommunications, product design, and mechanical systems. 

Katten's seasoned attorneys develop, enforce, protect and defend our clients' patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights in jurisdictions across the United States and abroad. We partner with clients to develop global strategies and programs to safeguard and maximize the value of their intellectual property, and to audit their intellectual property assets, including domestic and international licensing and transfers of technology, to ensure that these assets are correctly identified and properly protected. We manage our clients' intellectual property portfolios, including registration and enforcement of patents, trademarks and copyrights worldwide, and administration of intellectual property agreements. Additionally, we have considerable experience representing clients in high-profile lawsuits when their most valuable intellectual property is at stake.

Members

Mandell, Floyd A (Head of Department)

Achterhof, Kristin J

Achterhof, Kristin J.

Benson, Stephen P

Dorfman, Michael A

Sodikoff, Brian

Industries

Banks

Charities/Not for Profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Fashion

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Hardware & Electronics

Health Care

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients/Individuals

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

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Intellectual Property

Katten

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Location

525 West Monroe Street

Suite 1900

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60661-3693

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Illinois

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets


Floyd A Mandell
Band 1
Kristin J. Achterhof
Band 3