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Ice Miller IP attorneys are grounded in technology (with nearly all 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.

Ice Miller's patent law practice offers experienced patent counsel in nearly every technical discipline. Our clients range from the innovative start-up business with a novel product idea to established companies seeking to protect their hard-won market share through a patent acquisition and enforcement program.

Ice Miller’s IP Group attorneys assist clients in developing and protecting their inventions, including counseling clients in preparing guidelines for documentation of inventions and setting up in-house patent review committees and inventor incentive award programs. We conduct freedom-to-operate and patentability assessments for our clients, and assist our clients by performing IP due diligence, third-party portfolio assessments, and patent landscape analyses and procuring IP assets, as well as drafting and negotiating IP licenses. We have assisted several significant research institutions in monetization of patent portfolios and complex patent licenses, taking into consideration issues presented by related agreements with public and private institutions. We represent clients on both sides of Inter Partes Reviews, Covered Business Method Reviews, and other proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). We also handle the domestic and international patent portfolios of companies and universities in a wide range of fields.

The team at Ice Miller has considerable experience at the preparation and filing of documents necessary to secure rights to inventions/discoveries in the U.S. and abroad. (We are currently handling patent matters in virtually every country). During patent application preparation, our technical degreed attorneys work directly with the inventors to ensure we have an accurate understanding of the invention. In addition, our patent litigation experience is reflected in our patent prosecution practice. For example, we understand the importance of filing claims that balance the desire for broad claim scope with the understanding that amendment during prosecution can create prosecution history estoppel and eliminate doctrine of equivalents claim scope.

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Name Position Phone Email
Holiday W. Banta Partner 317-236-5882
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
Fabian Koenigbauer Partner 202-807-4055
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
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
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
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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