Jonathan LA Phillips, Attorney at Law
Illinois IP Attorney

Intellectual Property & IP Litigation

Protecting your intellectual property

Jonathan Phillips is a respected intellectual property attorney, one of the few in downstate Illinois. The Illinois State Bar Association has published his articles on intellectual property matters, he chairs the ISBA’s Intellectual Property Section Council, and Leading Lawyers has repeatedly named him an Emerging Lawyer for intellectual property.

He is experienced in securing intellectual property rights, enforcing those rights in court, and monetizing those rights through sale or licensing. He handles intellectual property matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the District of Colorado, the Eastern District of Missouri, and the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has appeared in other courts by pro hac vice admissions, especially relating to our BitTorrent litigation practice and signal piracy practice.

What is intellectual property law?

Intellectual property is about protecting your ideas.  Not your personal property, your money, or your real estate, but amorphous, hard to pin down, ideas. Intellectual property law is composed of patent law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secret law, and various laws relating to the right of publicity. We are knowledgeable in all of these areas.

What can Jonathan do for me?

Intellectual property is thought of, in many fields, as the most important asset of a business. But even for non-tech businesses, protecting intellectual property is incredibly important. Unlike many other attorneys, Jonathan always considers intellectual property when providing advice about your business formation, development, and other legal work.  Protecting the client’s intellectual property is a constant concern.  He is able to counsel on all forms of intellectual property, prosecute (aka register) trademarks, provide representation when the USPTO issues office actions, put an end to cybersquatters with UDRP Complaints, and even enforce his client’s rights with cease and desist letters and litigation.  From engineers to sculptors to web-designers, Jonathan makes sure his clients are aware of, and protect, their intellectual property.

Sometimes, his clients are accused of infringing another company’s or person’s intellectual property. Jonathan provides intellectual property infringement defense representation as well. No matter where you stand with intellectual property issues, we can help you through it.

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