12.12.14 | Michael L. Krashin

Michael L. Krashin


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Michael Krashin is an intellectual property lawyer of distinguished credentials and capabilities. Michael’s practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, with an emphasis on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including through litigation. On the patent and trade secret side, his practice has involved a wide range of technologies, including lighting fixtures, electronic banking methods, injection molding equipment, athletic shoes, window hardware, and consumer products.

Michael has experience in all phases of litigation and counseling, from pre-filing investigation through fact discovery, claim construction, expert discovery, dispostive motions, pre-trial proceedings, and trial. Michael has also counseled clients before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. In addition, he has in-depth experience in procuring trademark and copyright rights, including drafting applications and responding to office actions. In conjunction with his litigation practice, Michael served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law from 2007 through 2009, where he taught the specialized intellectual property section of legal writing.

Michael graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He gained valuable legal experience serving as a judicial extern for two federal judges at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Honorable William J. Hibbler and the Honorable Ruben Castillo. He also served as a Production Editor for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.

Michael earned his B.S. in Materials Engineering, with distinction, from Iowa State University, where he focused on polymers and the electronic properties of materials. As an undergraduate, he researched chemical vapor deposition and performed X-ray diffraction analysis of strontium niobate films.

Mr. Krashin practices in the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.


71 South Wacker Drive,
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60606

T 312.463.5000
F 312.463.5001
E Emailmkrashin@bannerwitcoff.com


B.S. 2002, Iowa State University

J.D. 2005, Loyola University

Bar Admissions

2005, Illinois

2011, Oregon

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin