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Thomas J. Ring

Thomas J. Ring

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Thomas J. Ring has more than 25 years of experience in various aspects of patent and trademark law, including the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications; representing clients in re-examinations and interferences; preparation of patent and trademark opinions including non-infringement, invalidity, product clearance, and trademark availability opinions; patent and trademark litigation; negotiating and drafting patent and trademark licenses, IP due diligence reviews, and IP litigation support.

Mr. Ring has been selected by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Leading Lawyer Network as a “Leading Lawyer.”

Practices
• Patent Prosecution

Industries
• Aeronautical 
• Composites and Materials
• Automotive & Transportation
• Ballistics
• Housewares
• Optics
• Industrial & Mechanical Technologies

Representative Experience
• Developed and prosecuted a client’s entire patent portfolio from the ground up, resulting in a substantial eight-figure purchase of those assets by a competitor.
• Successfully handled IP litigation resulting in one of the largest jury-verdict punitive damage awards in the United States at the time.
• Successfully conducted interference proceedings instigated in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by a client’s most aggressive competitor.
• Successfully assisted a number of clients in designing around a main competitor’s patent portfolio providing a pathway that resulted in commercial successes for those clients.
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