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Paul R. Kitch

Paul R. Kitch

Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.

Chicago, IL, USA


Paul R. Kitch is a partner with Greer, Burns & Crain in Chicago with significant experience in IP prosecution, litigation, and client counseling. Mr. Kitch’s practice focuses on the strategic development, management and enforcement of strong global patent and trademark portfolios.  A patent portfolio Mr. Kitch has worked with a client to build for over 20 years has been consistently been ranked one of the highest quality portfolios of any Illinois company by Crain’s Chicago Business – being ranked #1 in 2016, #1 in 2015, #2 in 2014, and #1 in 2013.

Mr. Kitch is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has extensive patent prosecution experience in electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, business method, communication and internet related technologies across a variety industries.

Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Kitch was awarded an Electrical Engineering degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan and worked with both the Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation.

RECOGNITION

  • Crain’s Chicago Business: Patent portfolio built with client for over 20 years, quality ranking of portfolios of Illinois companies – ranked #1 in 2016, 2015, & 2013 and #2 in 2014.
  • Leading Lawyer by the publisher of Leading Lawyer Magazine 2013–2016
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