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Intellectual Property

Some of the most valuable assets of companies or individuals are intellectual property (IP) rights. IP assets represent over 80% of the average business' value. When it comes to startups and most technology companies, the percentage is even higher. That IP asset value is the number that is then used to raise money, sell the business, or attract financing.

With offices in Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia, Ice Miller's IP Group helps clients acquire, protect, and defend their IP rights worldwide. Those IP rights enable our clients to obtain and defend market share in the sectors in which they operate (or into which they desire to expand).

Ice Miller IP attorneys have a background in technology (with many of them holding undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in technical fields), experienced in the various facets of IP law, and pragmatic in working with business owners to chart the best possible business solution for the client’s IP issues. We offer a full range of IP legal services, including preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent, trademark, and copyright applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in numerous foreign countries. We also prepare and negotiate licenses and other contracts for protection of IP assets here and abroad and litigate patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust, trade secret, right of publicity, and unfair competition issues in state, federal, and administrative courts of the United States of America. We assist clients with litigation needs in foreign countries through our global network of tested and trusted foreign counsel.

Ice Miller also assists clients in obtaining, protecting, enforcing and defending computer-related technology assets, including software, domain names and website content. We also draft, negotiate, enforce and defend, license, distribution, employment and asset transfer agreements specific to these rights as well as the overall rights of companies and individuals.

Ice Miller also offers audit programs designed to identify risks associated with a company's IP and with the use of the IP of others. It addresses practices and policies designed to avoid the loss or risk of loss of existing IP and addresses practices and policies that help the company capture and maximize the value of its IP.

Our IP attorneys have assisted clients to create and execute strategies designed to build a portfolio of IP assets that serves the clients’ goals and interests. These strategies include policies and systems designed to capture and protect the creative work product of the client’s employees and make strategic decisions on how best to protect a client’s IP assets, as well as how to protect the company from competitors’ IP. We routinely negotiate complex IP licenses on behalf of our clients. These licenses include both licensing-in critical technology and licensing-out technology to monetize our clients’ patent portfolios. Ice Miller’s IP Practice focuses on meeting clients’ business goals by understanding the IP assets at issue, understanding the value of those assets to the clients’ businesses, and working to minimize the business risks associated with litigation.

IP is critical to your company’s success, and so is your choice of IP attorneys. Ice Miller can help you get to where you want to be.

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Name Position Phone Email
Holiday W. Banta Partner 317-236-5882
Amy Berg Partner 317-236-2247
Siddharth Bose Partner 317-236-2243
Troy J. Cole Partner 317-236-2173
Dustin S. DuBois Partner 317-236-2251
Lesley Grossberg Partner 215-982-5169
Weihong Hsing, Ph.D. Office Managing Partner 215-446-8119
Alice A. Kelly Partner 312-726-8128
TaeSoo Sean Kim Partner 212-824-4962
Fabian Koenigbauer Partner 202-807-4055
Jacqueline Lesser Partner 215-982-5165
T. Earl LeVere Partner 614-462-1095
Safet Metjahic Partner 212-824-4943
Kenneth Sheehan Partner 202-807-4008
Justin Swindells Partner 312-705-6021
Thomas A. Walsh Partner 317-236-5946
TC Clare Of Counsel 215-377-5030
Roger A. Gilcrest Senior Counsel 614-462-1055
Sheldon Heber, Ph.D. Senior Counsel 215-982-5157
Jesús Joanós i Timoneda, Ph.D. Senior Counsel 215-446-8138
Brian J. Lum, Ph.D. Senior Counsel 312-726-8129
Aaron A. Nichols Of Counsel 410-951-5882
Candice Reder Of Counsel 614-462-1117
Esther Earbin Sandlin Associate 317-236-2149
Sean Flood Associate 202-807-4027
Ming He, Ph.D. Associate 215-446-8127
Robert Keeler Associate
Natalie Northup Associate 312-726-6280
Simone Park Associate 212-835-6302
Thomas Rammer Associate 312-705-6016
Matthew Grothouse Intellectual Property Attorney 312-726-2528
Barbara Bacon Paralegal 614-462-1093
Samantha Chan Paralegal 212-835-6314
Jennifer Chaplis Paralegal 215-377-5034
Kamaljit Chawla Paralegal 202-572-1603
Erica Clark Paralegal 317-236-2389
Maria Flores Paralegal 312-726-2517
Wendy Joris Paralegal 317-236-2171
Nancy Paine Paralegal 202-807-4032
Elizabeth Seggern Paralegal 267-534-8265
Rebekah Sigler Paralegal 215-446-8144
Virginia Hargest, Ph.D. Technical Advisor 215-446-8125
Laurie Mittenthal Practice Group Director 202-807-4011
Adel Drake IP Operations Manager 215-446-8134
Andrew Baraniak, Ph.D. Patent Agent 215-446-8121
Megan Coyle, Ph.D. Patent Agent 215-446-8136
Michael Graham Patent Agent 202-807-4036
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