Victoria R. McDonald Webb
Victoria Webb practices in a variety of areas of intellectual property law and works with clients to obtain and enforce a broad range of intellectual property rights. She currently focuses her practice on patent prosecution and litigation, as well as trademark and trade dress matters.
Ms. Webb’s experience includes the preparation and prosecution of patents in the mechanical arts. She also has experience prosecuting patents in the dental, personal care, business method, appliance, and consumer product fields. In addition to prosecuting U.S. patents, she also assists clients in obtaining foreign patent protection in a variety of jurisdictions.
Additionally, Ms. Webb has a wide range of litigation experience, representing clients from small companies to Fortune 500 corporations. She has experience drafting motions and opinions, assisting in key phases of patent infringement cases, and representing both plaintiffs and defendants in infringement suits. Ms. Webb is currently part of a litigation team defending a Fortune 500 sporting goods client against claims of patent infringement. She also is assisting a client in the development of use guidelines and enforcement strategies to protect iconic trade dress.
Ms. Webb has also provided counseling and opinion work on patent and trademark matters. In this area, she has evaluated the scope of obtainable intellectual property protection and her clients’ freedom to practice in various fields.
Prior to earning her J.D., Ms. Webb worked in the plumbing division of Kohler Co. focusing on current and new product development of toilets, urinals, and other bathroom fixtures. She also worked in manufacturing, facilities, and quality at John Deere. Additionally, Ms. Webb has experience in solar and other renewable energy, water pumping, and potable water system design through her work with Engineers Without Borders.
Ms. Webb graduated from Marquette University with honors, earning a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a minor in Spanish. She was a founding member of the Marquette University chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and led the design and implementation of several renewable powered drinking water systems in developing regions of Guatemala. Additionally, she was a member of the honors program, the Jesuit Honors Society, the Mechanical Engineering Honors Society, the Engineering Honors Society, and the Spanish Honors Society.
Ms. Webb graduated order of the coif from the University of Iowa College of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the first team from the University of Iowa to participate in the INTA Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition, earning Best Brief and placing second overall in the Midwest region in 2010 and earning Best Oral Arguments and placing third overall in the Midwest region in 2011. Ms. Webb was an associate note editor for the Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems and authored Stirring the Waters: Whether The Pirate Bay Case and the Thomas-Rasset Case Will Impact File Sharing and Piracy in Sweden and the United States
, 20 Transnat’l Law & Contemp. Probs. 563 (2011).
Ms. Webb is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Illinois. She practices in the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
B.S. 2008, Marquette University
J.D. 2011, University of Iowa
Supreme Court of Illinois