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OVERVIEW

Robert E. Browne
Of Counsel

Chicago

One N. Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

P 312-214-2118

F 312-759-5646

OVERVIEW

Robert E. Browne
Of Counsel

Chicago

One N. Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

P 312-214-2118

F 312-759-5646

With nearly 50 years of experience, Bob Browne has the ability to artfully and skillfully represent clients in virtually all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law that they may be confronted with in the course of their business endeavors.

With nearly 50 years of experience, Bob Browne has the ability to artfully and skillfully represent clients in virtually all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law that they may be confronted with in the course of their business endeavors.

OVERVIEW

With nearly 50 years of experience, Bob Browne has the ability to artfully and skillfully represent clients in virtually all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law that they may be confronted with in the course of their business endeavors.

Clients call on Bob because he is candid and forthright in his advice and recommendations and adept at solving problems. He has experience in protecting and enforcing clients’ IP, and defending clients across a variety of technologies and industries, including animal nutrition, automotive, communications, electrical connectors and controls, farm machinery, food service, pharmaceuticals, software, and others.  

He regularly assists in the IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and negotiates and drafts patent, trademark and merchandise licenses and distribution agreements, along with computer software licenses and development agreements, publishing agreements, and technology transfer and development agreements. 

Bob advocates for his clients in IP-related litigation before the federal district and appellate courts, including obtaining temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. He also represents clients in dispute resolution and mediations involving complex intellectual property and unfair completion matters.

Bob has served as an expert witness on copyright and patent issues, including deposition and trial testimony throughout his career.

Professional and Community Involvement

Current –

  Member, American Bar Association

  Member, International Trademark Law Association

  Board member, HEAR Scholarship Foundation

Former-

  Board of governors, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

  Non-resident board of directors, Wisconsin State Bar Association

  Chair, Chicago Bar Association Trademark Subcommittee

  Vice chair, Chicago Bar Association Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section

  Volunteer attorney, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

  Volunteer attorney, Lawyers for the Creative Arts

  Board member, Lekotek

  Trustee, Village of Glenview 

  Chair, Village of Glenview Plan Commission

  President, Glenbrook South Parent Association

  President and planning chair, North Shore Country Club

Honors

Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2020; Lawyers of the Year in Trademark Law, 2019

Chambers USA Intellectual Property, 2006-2020

Illinois Super Lawyers, 2020

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