Jake focuses his practice in a variety of intellectual property areas, including both patent and trademark litigation and patent prosecution.
Jake’s litigation experience includes patent, trademark, trade dress, and other intellectual property disputes. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants through all phases of intellectual property matters, including pre-trial investigation, discovery, motion practice, and pre-trial efforts. Jake has drafted and argued motions, taken and defended depositions of numerous witnesses, and prepared claim constructions in a variety of litigations throughout the country. He has represented clients in disputes involving consumer and retail products, industrial equipment, apparel, sporting goods, outdoor products, and children’s educational materials.
In addition to his litigation practice, Jake also represents clients in patent prosecution matters. His experience includes the preparation and prosecution of patents in the mechanical arts and other fields, including computer software, industrial equipment, athletic equipment and business methods.
He earned his juris doctorate from Northwestern University Law School, where he was a member and associate editor for the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. He authored the published article, The Aftermath of Louis Vuitton: Why Bringing a Trademark Infringement Case in the ITC is a Viable Option, 13 Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 385 (2015). Jake earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, cum laude, and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Kentucky in 2012.
Jake is heavily involved in the firm’s recruiting and legal training. He is currently a co-chair on the firm’s Mentoring committee and was previously the chair for the firm’s summer associate program for law students. Jake also devotes his time and experience to pro bono matters, and has successfully represented a refugee in seeking asylum and a prisoner in a Section 1983 lawsuit.
University of Kentucky
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
- 2015, Illinois
- 2021, Colorado
- 2023, Kansas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office