Patrick D. Ertel is recognized as one of the world’s leading IP strategists for major corporations and technology-based start-ups.  He has experience in diverse industries, most recently focusing on companies in the medical devices, consumer products and internet photo services fields.  His ability to successfully protect and defend intellectual property for these companies is grounded in over 35 years of practice.  He also has extensive experience utilizing unique and effective licensing practices and achieving advantageous resolution of critical disputes.  Relying on Mr. Ertel’s cost-effective methods for intellectual property portfolio development and management, his clients extract full value from their portfolios. 

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S., Aerospace Engineering, cum laude

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)

  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Patrick D. Ertel

Senior Counsel

Patrick D. Ertel is recognized as one of the world’s leading IP strategists for major corporations and technology-based start-ups.  He has experience in diverse industries, most recently focusing on companies in the medical devices, consumer products and internet photo services fields.  His ability to successfully protect and defend intellectual property for these companies is grounded in over 35 years of practice.  He also has extensive experience utilizing unique and effective licensing practices and achieving advantageous resolution of critical disputes.  Relying on Mr. Ertel’s cost-effective methods for intellectual property portfolio development and management, his clients extract full value from their portfolios. 

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Patrick D. Ertel

Patrick D. Ertel

Patrick D. Ertel

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S., Aerospace Engineering, cum laude

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)

  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)

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