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Meredith Martin Addy

Meredith Martin Addy

Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC

Chicago, IL, USA


Meredith Martin “Mimi” Addy is a deeply experienced patent litigator who specializes in cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in the U.S. District Courts and at the Court of Federal Claims. Addy has led nearly 30 federal district court cases and has handled close to 50 appeals to the Federal Circuit.

Addy is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s board of directors and for many years served as a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council. She is a former chair of the Amicus Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and is a co-founder of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court, which is directed to intellectual property, and of which she was the first president. Addy has testified before the U.S. Congress to address the state of the Federal Circuit and patent appeals.

Addy counsels companies in the software, technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors on the most efficient strategies for realizing their IP goals. Clients describe her as “an exceptionally skilled lawyer” and a “key figure, who knows the courts inside and out” adding that she is “extremely pro-business. She really understands business and how it’s run.” (Chambers USA) She is appreciated for her ability to explain complex legal and technical issues to jurists and laypeople alike—in part because of her training as an electrical engineer. Former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel has remarked, “When you ask Addy a difficult question, as we often do in oral arguments, she fires right back with a very crisp, clear answer that is totally responsive to the question. It’s factual and accurate and fair. The contrast with other attorneys is stark. Most other attorneys duck the questions. Addy answers them head-on.”

Reflecting her passion for protecting innovation and preserving entrepreneurial businesses, Addy created the blog Business De Novo, to generate conversations around the business of innovation. She has been an editor for Edward Manzo’s Claim Construction in the Federal Circuit (West LegalWorks). A frequent speaker and panelist at conferences, she has authored numerous articles and publications. Addy was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List in 2016 as  in  years  past  and  is regularly named in the Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers and Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers. In 2014, Law360 featured her as a Female Powerbroker and named her one of the Most Influential Women in IP Law. That year she was inducted into Law Bulletin Publishing Co.’s 40 Under Forty Hall of Fame, a list of the 40 most recognized lawyers nominated for 40 Under 40 during its fifteen-year history. She has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Patent Litigation and Patent Law each year since 2007, and is perennially in Band 1 in Chambers USA.

Addy earned her JD cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. In 2015, she received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She earned an LLM with honors in Intellectual Property from The John Marshall Law School. She has a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.A. in fine arts from Rice University.

Meredith Martin Addy is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Concurrent PTAB & District Court Trial Strategies - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Final Written Decision, Rehearing & Appeals to the CAFC - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Concurrent PTAB & District Court Trial Strategies - Concurrent PTAB & District Court Trial Strategies, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Final Written Decision, Rehearing & Appeals to the CAFC - The Final Written Decision, Rehearing & Appeals to the CAFC, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts The Final Written Decision, Rehearing & Appeals to the CAFC - The Final Written Decision, Rehearing & Appeals to the CAFC, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Concurrent PTAB & District Court Trial Strategies - Concurrent PTAB & District Court Trial Strategies, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Final Written Decision, Rehearing & Appeals to the CAFC - The Final Written Decision, Rehearing & Appeals to the CAFC, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Concurrent PTAB & District Court Trial Strategies - Concurrent PTAB & District Court Trial Strategies, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017, New York, NY
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