Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP announced the promotion of associates Lawrence E. James, Jr. and Gregory J. Leighton to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2014.
James, a registered patent attorney, is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions practice group. He focuses his practice on litigating patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright and unfair competition matters before the U.S. federal courts, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Board of Patent Appeals and the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. James earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law.
Leighton, a registered patent attorney, is also a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions practice group. He focuses his practice on both patent prosecution and the protection and enforcement of various forms of intellectual property. One key focus of Leighton’s practice is controversies regarding intellectual property rights in the chemical and life sciences areas. Leighton earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, and his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
“We are pleased to welcome Lee and Greg to the firm’s partnership,” said Managing Partner Jerry H. Biederman. “Their commitment, hard work and professionalism are assets to the firm. We congratulate them and look forward to their continued success.”
Formed in 2002, the IP group has experienced tremendous growth and now boasts 32 attorneys, of which 17 are partners and 19 are registered patent attorneys, and represents multinational, midsized and emerging companies, as well as start-ups and nonprofit organizations. With 9 members of the Federal Trial Bar, the IP group counsels, enforces and defends its clients in a wide array of industries, including consumer electronics, gaming, online and social media services, and restaurant and hospitality, and focusing in a broad range of technologies, including, biotech, electrical, and mechanical arts.
Neal Gerber Eisenberg is a Chicago-based law firm whose lawyers share a culture of teamwork and devotion to personalized client service to advance clients’ business interests throughout the U.S. and beyond. Our lawyers provide legal business solutions to public and private entities of all types in connection with domestic and global business transactions and litigation. Our client base reflects a number of Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, nonprofits and high net-worth individuals. Although the firm has one office in Chicago, it represents clients throughout the world. A steadfast devotion to our single-office concept ensures that our clients will never get lost in a shuffle of thousands of lawyers or multiple worldwide offices. With nearly 165 attorneys, the firm is suited to handle nearly any legal matter, yet small enough so clients personally know the lawyers accountable to their matters.