Kyle A. Forgue is an associate in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Department. Kyle represents clients in protecting and enforcing patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, with a focus on patents. He also counsels clients on issues of infringement and in purchasing, selling and licensing intellectual property.
Kyle has experience in the preparation and prosecution of foreign and domestic patent applications; plaintiff and defendant side litigation in Federal District Court; and conducting patent validity challenges before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is proficient in a wide variety of technologies, including mechanical and electromechanical systems for the aircraft, automotive and consumer product industries.
While earning his undergraduate degree at Purdue University, Kyle was a project leader of Engineering Projects in Community Service, a group that designs and creates devices to assist members of the local community.
During his final year of law school, Kyle was a law clerk in the firm's Indianapolis office. As a clerk, he assisted in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Kyle gained experience as a technical advisor at a patent firm in Houston, Texas. He was also a judicial intern for the Hon. Theodore M. Sosin in the Marion Superior Court in Indianapolis.