Anthony Nimmo is a registered patent attorney and litigating partner in Ice Miller's Intellectual Property Group. He has well over 35 years of experience in all areas of intellectual property law with special emphasis on litigation, principally as lead counsel in numerous patent and trademark infringement cases. He is the Practice Group Manager for Chicago's Intellectual Property Practice.

Anthony’s extensive litigation experience includes substantive roles as lead counsel in numerous patent and trademark cases in both jury and bench trials. Anthony has appeared and argued cases in more than 30 different U.S. Federal District Courts, as well as handling appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Despite heavy trial demands Nimmo oversees the protection of client’s intellectual property portfolios in the United States and abroad. He has also registered copyrights, trademarks and service marks at the state and federal levels, as well as overseas. He maintains an active practice relating to opinion work and client counseling regarding the acquisition and protection of intellectual property rights in the United States and abroad.

Anthony is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois, state of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the Federal Circuit and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Cases which have been litigated by Nimmo include in chronological order:
  • Ameranth, Inc. v. Pizza Hut, et al. (Patent Litigation - Restaurant Management Systems - Southern District of California)
  • CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc. v. National Gypsum Properties LLC(Trademark Opposition - In the USPTO, Before the TTAB)
  • Gemini IP, LLC v. Consona Corp. (Patent Litigation - Network based Customer Service Methods - Eastern Division of Texas)
  • Hewlett-Packard Company v. Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC (Patent Litigation - Radio Frequency Networks - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Joao Bock Transaction Systems v. First National Bank, et al. (Patent Infringement - Banking Security Systems - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Lucas-Milhaupt v. Bellman-Melcor, LLC (Patent Litigation - Brazing Products - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Activision TV, Inc. et al. v. Richardson Electronics, Ltd. et al. (Patent infringement – Digital display system – Northern District of Illinois)
  • Minkus Electronic Display Systems, Inc. v. Adaptive Microsystems LLC et al. (Patent infringement – Digital Display Systems – District of Delaware)
  • Ogma, LLC v. 3M Company et al. (Patent infringement - Display monitors- Eastern District of Texas)
  • Encore Rail Systems, Inc. v. The Willamette Valley Company (Patent infringement – Railroad tie repair systems- Northern District of Illinois)
  • ArrivalStar, S.A. et al. v. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. et al. (Patent infringement – purchase order management software-Southern District of Florida)
  • Garcia Group, Inc. v. Syndicate Sales, Inc. (Design patent infringement – Vases-Northern District of Georgia)
  • Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC v. New NGC, Inc. d/b/a National Gypsum Company (Patent Infringement - Glass Matt Faced Wallboard - Northern District of Georgia)
  • New NGC, Inc., d/b/a National Gypsum Company v. Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC (Patent Infringement, Antitrust - Glass Matt Faced Wallboard - North Carolina, Charlotte Division)
  • Qualitas Manufacturing Inc. v. R. Lang Company (Trademark Infringement – Northern District of Illinois)
  • SS White Burs, Inc. v. Komet USA LLC, et al. (Patent Infringement – Dental Burs – Northern District of New Jersey)
  • Health-Trax Solutions, LLC v. Transfusion Management Services, Inc., et al. (Copyright Infringement – Northern District of Illinois)
  • Lucas Oil Products, Inc. v. OAO Lukoil et al. (Trademark Infringement - Southern District of New York)
  • CoolLite International Holdings Limited v. Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (Patent Infringement - Cold Cathode Florescent Lamps - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Patriot Homes, et al. v. Forest River Housing, Inc, et al. (Trade Secret/Copyright Infringement - Northern District of Indiana - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • S & L Vitamins, Inc. v. Australian Gold, Inc. (Trademark and Copyright Infringement - Eastern District of New York)
  • Garvey Corporation v. Barry Wehmiller (Patent Infringement - Conveyor Belt Systems - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Garvey Corporation v. Nercon (Patent Infringement - Conveyor Belt Systems - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Steelhead Corporation v. United Enertech Corporation (Patent Infringement - Damper Control System-Northern District of Illinois)
  • National Gypsum Properties, LLC v. BPB USA, Inc. (Trademark Infringement - Western District of North Carolina)
  • Nissan v. BMW (US) Holding Corporation, and BMW of North America (Trademark Infringement - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Solaia Technology LLC v. Rockwell Software Inc. and Allen Bradley Company, LLC (Patent Infringement - Factory Automation Software - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Solaia Technology LLC v. Jefferson Smurfit, et al. (Patent Infringement – Factory Automation Software – Northern District Illinois)
  • Oakwood Laboratories, LLC v. TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. (Patent Infringement - Leuprolide - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Steoan Company v. Oxid LP (Patent Infringement – aromatic polyols – Northern Distict of Illinois)
  • Hyseq Inc. v. Affymetrix Inc. (Patent Infringement - Sequencing Nucleic Acids - Northern District of California)
  • Affymetrix Inc. v. Hyseq Inc. (Patent Infringement - DNA Chips - Northern District of California)
  • Novo et al. v. Pharmacia and Upjohn Company (Patent Infringement - Human Growth Hormone - New Jersey District Court)
  • Discovision Associates v. Distronics Texas Inc. (Patent Infringement - CD Technology - Delaware District Court)
  • Pharmacia Corp. v. Ranbaxy (Patent Infringement - Thiazolylacetamido cephalosporin - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Den-Mat Corporation v. Bisco, Inc. (Patent Infringement - Dental Compounds - Los Angeles District Court)
  • Hurletron Incorporated v. Press Tech Controls, Inc. (Patent Infringement - Electrostatic Assist Unit - Northern District of Illinois)
  • The Toro Company v. McCulloch Corporation (Patent Infringement - Vacuum/Blowers - Minnesota District Court)
  • Mion International Company v. Bisco Dental Products Co. (Patent Infringement - Dental Composition - Southern District of Indiana)
  • A.E.C. v. Rogers Farms (Plant Patent - Western District of Oklahoma)
  • Nelson v. Sheehan (Civil Rights Violation - Northern District of Illinois)
  • NSK Ltd. v. THK America, Inc. (Antitrust - Northern District of Illinois)
  • THK America v. NSK Ltd. (Patent Infringement - Roller Guides - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Hurletron Incorporated v. Spengler Electronic AG (Patent Infringement - Electrostatic Assist Unit - Northern District of Illinois - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • Classic Font Corporation v. FontBank, Inc. (Trademark and Copyright Infringement - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Wicklander-Zulawski v. John E. Reid & Associates (Trademark and Copyright Infringement - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Hurletron Incorporated v. J.M. Heaford Limited (Patent Infringement - Electrostatic Assist Unit - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Hurletron Incorporated v. Graphicart Inc. (Patent Infringement - Electrostatic Assist Unit - Northern District of Illinois)
  • McNeill PPG Inc. v. Proctor & Gamble Company (Patent Infringement - Absorbent Pads - Colorado District Court)
  • Ideal Roller Company v. Hurletron Incorporated (Patent Infringement - Electrostatic Assist Unit - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Harvest States Corporation v. Harvest Industries, Inc. (Trademark - Minnesota District Court)
  • Intertech Resources Inc., v. Vital Signs, Inc. (Patent Infringement - Manual Resuscitation Technology - Northern District of Illinois Court of Appeals Federal Circuit)
  • R.I.T.A. Corp. v. Immudyne Corp. (Patent Infringement - Betaine - Northern District of Illinois)
  • R.I.T.A. Corp. v. Bio-Products Corp. (Patent Infringement - Cosmetic Base Composition - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Proctor & Gamble Company v. Kimberly Clark Corp., Court (Patent Infringement - Absorbent Core - South Carolina District Court, Court of Appeals Federal Circuit)
  • National Gypsum Company v. Tremco Inc. (Trademark - Northern District of Illinois)
  • United States Gypsum Company v. National Gypsum Company (Patent Infringement - Joint Compounds - Northern District of Illinois Court of Appeals Federal Circuit)
  • National Gypsum Company v. Studco Rollforming Inc. (Patent Infringement - Shaftwall Systems - Northern District of Texas)
  • National Gypsum Company v. Windsor Gypsum Company (Trade Secret - Northern District of Texas)
  • National Gypsum Company v. Domtar Gypsum Company (Patent Infringement - Shaftwall Systems - Eastern District of Michigan)
  • National Gypsum Company v. Pacific Coast Building Products (Patent Infringement - Gypsum Accelerator - Nevada District Court)
  • National Gypsum Company v. Western Metal Lathe Company (Patent Infringement - Shaftwall Systems - Central District of California)
  • National Gypsum Company v. Steel Systems International, Inc. (Patent Infringement - Shaftwall Systems - Oregon District Court, Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit)
  • Custom Building Products Inc. v. Unifix Inc. (Trademark Infringement - San Jose District Court)
  • IJR v. Colt Industries Operating Corp. (Patent Infringement - EDM - Taper Cut 5 Axis Control - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Colt Industries Operating Corp. v. IJR (Patent Infringement - EDM Power Supplies - Northern District of Illinois)
  • Shell Oil Company v. Union Carbide Company (Patent Infringement - Ethylene Oxide Catalysis - Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Flex-O-Glass, Inc. v. Manco, Inc. (Patent Infringement - Flexible Plastic Mat - Northern District of Illinois)
Published In
  • Inside the Minds: Developing A Patent Strategy: "THE FAR-REACHING IMPACT OF PATENT LITIGATION", Publication Date - May 15, 2005
  • Inside the Minds: Recent Trends in Patent Infringement Lawsuits: "PURSUING AND DEFENDING PATENT INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS IN LIGHT OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN U.S. PATENT LAW", 2011 Edition
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