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About Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

With over 125 years of experience and over 20 attorneys, this intellectual property law and litigation powerhouse promises to protect and defend its clients’ brand assets. Big time clients, including over 20 members of the Fortune 500, recognize that Pattishall is a true boutique and turn to the firm with their specialized IP needs.

Chance Encounters 

In an effort to escape from a downpour, Edward S. Rogers, a third year at University of Michigan law school, took shelter in Frank R. Reed’s lecture about trademark and copyright. Although not enrolled in the class, Rogers was so fascinated by the subject that he chose to attend the remaining lectures. Upon graduation in 1883, Rogers reached out to Reed, and the two quickly grew their IP empire in Chicago, Illinois. Over the past 125 years, Pattishall has continued to expand and tackle some of the most complex and interesting IP battles representing clients such as entertainer and comedian Johnny Carson, AT&T, BP, and Beer Nuts, Inc. Thunderstorms have never been so profitable.

Literally Writing the Book

After receiving praise for his legal writing and encouragement to write beyond the monthly trade periodicals, Rogers published “Good Will Trade-Marks and Unfair Trading” in 1914. For decades, the book stood as the leading publication in its field.

In 1974, attorneys at Pattishall decided to continue the academic tradition started by Rogers and published “Trademarks, Trade Identity and Unfair Trade Practices,” the first law school textbook devoted entirely to trademark and unfair competition law. This book remained the only text devoted exclusively to the subject for almost 10 years.

Pattishall attorneys continued to improve and revise this textbook and merged it into a new text called “Trademarks and Unfair Competition.” The text is now on its seventh edition and is used by 48 law schools nationwide.

In 2001, Pattishall attorneys launched a single volume treatise called “Trademarks and Unfair Competition,” now used in Federal Judiciary Intellectual Property seminars and launched through Lexis Nexis in 2007.

Who better than practicing attorneys living IP law everyday to explain it to students? 

Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

311 South Wacker Dr
Suite 5000
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 554-8000

Firm Stats

Partner: David Hillard
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
1 - 50

Base Salary

Firm did not disclose salary information

Employment Contact

Deborah O'Donnell
Director of HR & Operations
(312) 554-8000

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL

Major Departments

Advertising & Promotions
Brand Protection
Licensing & Franchising
Media Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Rights of Publicity & Privacy
Trade Duress
Trade Secrets
Video Game Law