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Hugh A. Abrams

Hugh A. Abrams

Sidley Austin LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

HUGH A. ABRAMS applies his nearly 30 years of litigation, prosecution and counseling experience in analysis of complex litigation, clearance and transactional issues. He has served as lead trial counsel in several cases (including four-week bench trial and four-week and three-week jury trials) as well as part of a larger trial team in dozens of litigated patent matters (including nine week jury trial and four-week and three-week bench trials). He has successfully tried patent cases to juries, district court judges, arbitrators, and administrative law judges involving diverse technologies such as medical devices, pharmaceutical products, metallurgical processes, chemical processes, automotive technology and complex electronics. He has also successfully argued appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Although his current practice focuses on litigation work, Mr. Abrams has written and prosecuted several hundred patent applications, as well as handled complex reissues, reexaminations and appeals in the Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Abrams has spent substantial time in Japan working on matters on behalf of and adverse to Japanese companies and has a limited working knowledge of the Japanese language.


University of Illinois College of Law (J.D.,1984), Rickert Award for Excellence in Advocacy
University of Illinois (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1981), General Motors Scholar


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