Adam K. Sacharoff
Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology practice, Adam counsels clients on patents, trademarks, and copyright matters, as well as a broad range of technology matters including sweepstakes, online privacy matters and licensing.
Adam provides clients with a full range of patent-related legal services, including U.S. and international patent prosecution, patent opinions, pre-litigation counseling, ex parte and inter partes patent reexamination, due diligence of intellectual property assets, and patent licensing. He has filed and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in the United States and throughout Europe, South America and Asia. His experience has allowed him to work on patent prosecution in the fields of mechanical arts, aerospace, medical devices, computer-related inventions and business methods.
"One of my favorite quotes is from the movie Willy Wonka, 'Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation and 2% butterscotch ripple.' The truth behind it is, all great inventions take hard work, energy and time. But above all, do not forget to have a little fun along the way."
Adam also provides comprehensive legal services on an international basis in the areas of trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, the internet, trade secrets, and copyright laws. His experience extends from the creation, maintenance, and exploitation of trademarks, trade dress, domain name and copyright rights to their protection in worldwide competition against infringement, misappropriation, deceptive trade practices and counterfeiting.
In addition to focusing on family, Adam is fully engaged in his community. He dedicates time to helping artists and musicians protect their intellectual property rights through the Lawyers for the Creative Arts in Chicago.
Adam has managed and coached youth travel hockey teams, and he currently serves as President of the D155 High School Hockey Club.
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- 50 U.S. Trademark Attorneys, Trademark Insider, 2009
- Leading Lawyers Network, Copyright & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law, 2017-2022