CHICAGO, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- David Sheikh, a founding partner of new Chicago-based intellectual property litigation law firm Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan, has been named to the IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2015 list of the world's top patent practitioners and patent law firms. Available at www.iam1000.com as well as in hard copy, the list identifies the leading patent specialists in 41 of the world's most important jurisdictions and 18 US states based on more than 1,500 interviews with attorneys and in-house counsel in those markets.
Hailed as a "formidable litigator" in the latest edition of the annual list published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), Sheikh has practiced intellectual property law for over 22 years. He was a partner at Niro, Haller & Niro from 1999 until this past March, when he formed Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan with three other attorneys from the Niro firm specializing in intellectual property litigation and strategic IP counseling.
Sheikh has successfully litigated a diverse array of patent, trade secret and other intellectual property cases as lead counsel. He has obtained judgments, settlements and commercial arrangements yielding recoveries of more than $100 million for his clients.
He is currently lead counsel on a high-profile case involving allegations of breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and other claims against Zebra Technologies related to a system that Zebra is using to track the real-time movements of National Football League players during games. Sheikh represents the plaintiffs, Massachusetts-based Lynx System Developers and IsoLynx , LLC, which created their own real-time motion tracking system that was used during the 2012-2013 NFL season. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on June 10, 2015.
Other cases handled by Sheikh have spanned a wide range of other industry sectors, from medical and manufacturing to industrial tools, consumer electronics and Internet systems. Examples include hemodialysis catheter technology; knee replacement technology; manual and power wheelchairs; sunscreen technology; floor, paver and turf underlayment systems; dielectric fluids for electrical equipment; environmental remediation equipment; glassware manufacturing systems; polyurethane rollers used in laser printing; tire pressure monitoring systems; sensors for measuring speed and distance; networked systems for 3D geospatial visualization; audio recognition technology; Internet-based coupon systems; Internet-based local search systems; and authoring tools for mobile device applications.
"In the world of commerce, patents have become pivotal in driving corporate value and profitability. When it comes to obtaining, enforcing and monetising these vital commodities, private practice lawyers and patent attorneys play an essential role; selecting the right specialist is of paramount importance," said Nicholas Richardson, research editor for the IAM Patent 1000. "The IAM Patent 1000 delivers the most in-depth coverage of the market yet undertaken, pinpointing the best of the best in prosecution, litigation and licensing. The listings and editorial provide readers with a truly comprehensive overview of patent services around the world, making the IAM Patent 1000 an essential tool for all IP decision makers."
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