Gregory J. Leighton is a member of Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions practice group and is also a registered patent attorney. Greg’s practice involves both patent prosecution and the protection and enforcement of various forms of intellectual property. One key focus of Greg’s practice is controversies regarding intellectual property rights in the chemical and life sciences areas. Some of his recent representative matters in this space include successfully representing clients in patent disputes before federal courts and the United States International Trade Commission regarding the genetic sequence of microorganisms used in fermentation processes and the production of sintered rare earth magnets.
Greg also has represented clients in numerous patent, trademark, and copyright cases in federal court and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board dealing with digital or e-commerce-based properties. Many of these cases have turned on issues at the forefront of how intellectual property laws are adapted to govern Internet-based technology, including a ground-breaking decision in the Seventh Circuit regarding the type of copyright liability that can be attached to hyperlinks. Greg frequently counsels clients on how to structure their websites and online content to avoid copyright and trademark pitfalls as well as to take advantage of the safe harbors provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Gregory J. Leighton