CHICAGO, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Four attorneys with more than 70 years of collective experience in intellectual property litigation and strategic IP counseling have formed Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan, a Chicago-based intellectual property litigation law firm dedicated to helping clients navigate complex IP-related legal and business issues in court, governmental agencies and the marketplace. The founding partners have extensive jury and bench trial experience in cases involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, unfair competition and other business torts.
Principals are Chris Lee, David Sheikh, Richard Megley and Brian Haan, all of whom previously practiced at a leading intellectual property litigation firm with a national reputation for its successful trial record and for representing clients on alternative billing arrangements. The partners have represented emerging technology companies, multinational corporations and individual inventors on both sides of high-stakes intellectual property disputes involving diverse technologies such as consumer electronics, manufacturing, e-commerce, semiconductors, food science, medical devices and other industries.
The four founding partners are joined by Joseph A. Culig, another highly experienced intellectual property litigator, as well as a highly experienced technical support staff. The firm anticipates further growth in the near future.
Their prior cases have resulted in numerous multi-million dollar recoveries and injunctive relief through jury verdicts, judgments, settlements, licensing and sale of intellectual property rights. Outcomes have included a $100+ million jury verdict for breach of a non-disclosure agreement, a $20+ million settlement following a jury verdict of willful patent infringement of a telecommunication patent, an award of a trademark registration for a color, and licensing campaigns yielding $75+ million in revenues.
The attorneys have also successfully defended Fortune 500 and other technology clients against allegations of patent, trade secret and trademark infringement, including obtaining early dismissal of complaints, summary judgment of no liability through motion practice and favorable trial outcomes. They have also obtained and successfully defeated motions for preliminary injunctions in trademark, trade dress and trade secret lawsuits, and counseled clients on acquisition, management and monetization of intellectual property portfolios.
At the new firm, the attorneys will continue to represent clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts as well as before the Patent and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. They will also continue to assist inventors, operating companies and private equity firms in developing IP strategies and evaluating IP portfolios for commercial, investment, and offensive and defensive litigation purposes.
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