On behalf of the firm’s clients, Sean has helped procure more than 500 design patents in the U.S. and more than 1,500 design patents/registrations outside of the country. He also has successfully enforced numerous design patents, and offers clients valuable insight into strategically creating and managing their design patent portfolios.
In addition to his patent practice, Sean has extensive experience in all phases of intellectual property litigation, from pre-trial investigation, discovery, motion practice, and pre-trial efforts. He has helped file and litigate over 30 cases asserting trade dress and trademark rights.
Sean has represented a wide range of clients, including a leader of lifestyle products, a popular footwear and fitness apparel brand, and a personal care corporation with a portfolio of global brands, among others. Sean counsels these clients on a variety of intellectual property issues. Among his other professional accomplishments, Sean has been recognized by Super Lawyers as an Illinois Rising Star for his work in intellectual property law for four consecutive years, most recently in 2019. During law school, Sean received two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for legal writing, served as an associate editor for the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, and was involved with the Intellectual Property Law Society.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2006, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Chicago - Kent College of Law
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office