EDUCATION: B.S.M.E., University of Cincinnati, 1964; J.D. (magna cum laude), Indiana University, 1967
HONORS: Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honorary, Order of Coif, Indiana University Law Journal, Editorial Board.
PUBLICATIONS: Author of Use of An Arbitration Clause As A Defense To 8(a) Charge Resulting From The Employer's Refusal To Bargain When Acting Unilaterally With Respect To A Mandatory Subject of Collective Bargaining, Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 41, p. 455.
Author, Intellectual Property: A General Practitioner's Guide, Illinois Bar Journal, February 1990, Vol. 75, No. 3, p. 104, reprinted Res Gestae, April 1991, Vol. 34, No. 10, p. 452. Contributing Author, Reflections On The Practice of Patent Law, The Art and Science Of Patent Law, Aspatore Books, 2004
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: 1967 - June to October - Associate, Kirkland and Ellis; November 1967 - December 1969 - U.S. Army, First Lieutenant and Captain, Contract Administration Officer, Ammunition Procurement and Supply Agency; December 1969 - December 1977 - Kirkland and Ellis, Partner (1973-77); January 1978 – December 1989 - Haight & Hofeldt, Partner; January 1990 – December 2008 - Ice Miller LLP, Partner and Chairman of the Intellectual Property Group.
BAR ADMISSIONS: Supreme Court of Indiana, Supreme Court of Illinois U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Indiana, Northern District of Indiana, Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar) and Western District of Michigan.
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Seventh Circuits
United States Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 25,799)
LEGAL EXPERIENCE: Has been extensively involved in patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, antitrust, trade secret, and product liability consultation and litigation.
Has handled litigation and prosecution matters in such diverse mechanical, chemical and electrical fields as, for example, thermostatic mixing valves, children's car seats, dental methods and devices, hearing protection devices, soil aerating equipment, computer software, heart defibrillators and pacemakers, urological stents, ceramic products and processes, data recording and transmission equipment, electronic musical instruments, high voltage transmission equipment, food processing equipment and processes, vending equipment, electronic games, railroad equipment, welding equipment and processes, UV curable inks and coatings, plastic lamina, and RF curable particle board manufacturing processes
Also has had extensive experience in trademark, copyright, software, trademark and patent litigation, prosecution, licensing and counseling.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Member of the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and Federal Circuit Bar Association.
Awards and Recognitions: Listed in Best Lawyers in America Listed in Who's Who in American Law Listed in Marquis Who's Who