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Marc A. Cavan

Marc A. Cavan

Harrison Law LLC

Chicago, IL, USA


Marc Cavan is an experienced patent litigator.  Marc has been lead counsel to innovative clients in the life sciences, technology, and consumer product industries and has successfully handled patent cases in federal courts throughout the United States.  Marc’s experience includes jury trials, ANDA Hatch-Waxman litigation, arbitrations, and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  Marc is registered as a patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and Marc’s client base has spanned small start-ups, academic medical centers, private and public companies, and leading multinationals.  Marc is also experienced with trade secret and commercial litigation, licensing, and risk management, and has advised on intellectual property issues for significant transactions, including mergers and private equity investments.  

Marc’s litigation and counseling expertise has included a range of technologies, including medical products, surgical instruments and procedures, pharmaceuticals including both small molecules and biologics, electronic health records, health care technology, nanotechnology, software, wireless and internet technology, automotive components, energy, and consumer products. 

Client feedback has earned Marc recognition as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA, International Asset Management, and SuperLawyers.  Marc also co-chairs the Patent Law Institute’s Patent Boot Camp, presenting on strategic patenting issues, and Marc is a member of the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

Marc graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where he taught legal writing as a member of the Board of Student Advisers and served on the editorial board of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.  Marc graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University with a B.S. in Biology.  After graduating from Duke, Marc taught as an Annenberg Fellow as a master at Eton College in Windsor, England. 
Marc A. Cavan is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation
Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2018: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Meera Nair, Yon-Sun W. Sohn, Melissa M. Green, Recent Cases Patent Prosecutors Should Know (February 3, 2017) - Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Mackenzie Martin and Erin Choi, Claims That Contradict the Specifications Are Still Indefinite after Nautilus (February 10, 2017) - Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Katie Fisk, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Categorizing Abstract Ideas (February 10, 2018) - Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2018: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Tuesday, May 08, 2018
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