May 27, 2018

James R. Sobieraj

Jim Sobieraj has more than 35 years of experience in intellectual property and commercial litigation.  He has successfully defended a large multi-level marketing company in several litigation against illegal pyramid claims, as well as against claims for federal antitrust violations, breach of contract, patent infringement, false advertising and various commercial torts.  He also has successfully prosecuted claims, including a $25.8 million arbitration award against former distributors for breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation. 

Jim Sobieraj also has been lead counsel in many litigations involving claims of patent infringement, ownership of patent rights, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, defamation and fraud.  Clients have commented that, “Jim is a great analyst and he's incredible in motion practice … . He projects so much intellectual integrity that after a while the judges all want to hear from him. . . . Jim deserves particular recognition for his leadership, courtroom presence, and … organizational skills…."  

Jim  has served as the president of Brinks, Gilson & Lione, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), and the Licensing Executives Society International. 

He received his J.D. and B.S.E. from the University of Michigan. 

Articles in the National Law Review database by James R. Sobieraj

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