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OVERVIEW

Jonathan P. Froemel
Partner

Chicago

One North Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

P 312-214-8315

F 312-759-5646

OVERVIEW

Jonathan P. Froemel
Partner

Chicago

One North Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

P 312-214-8315

F 312-759-5646

Jonathan P. Froemel, a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg, is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Litigation Departments. Jonathan's intellectual property practice focuses on trademark prosecution and trademark, copyright and patent litigation, trademark prosecution and licensing. His litigation practice includes general commercial, construction, environmental, and real estate disputes.

OVERVIEW

Jonathan P. Froemel Partner

Chicago

One North Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

P : 312-214-8315

Jonathan P. Froemel, a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg, is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Litigation Departments. Jonathan's intellectual property practice focuses on trademark prosecution and trademark, copyright and patent litigation, trademark prosecution and licensing. His litigation practice includes general commercial, construction, environmental, and real estate disputes.

Jonathan represents clients in actions across the United States and has litigated intellectual property cases involving a wide array of technologies, including electrochemical sensors, base station antennas and controller systems, computer software and infant incubators.

Jonathan graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and German. While at Washington University, he was sports director for the campus radio station, providing play-by-play for football, basketball, and volleyball.

Jonathan received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1996. While attending law school, he served as president of the Sports Law Society, educating the law school community on issues and career possibilities related to the field of sports law.

He is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, and Western District of Michigan. He is a member of the Litigation Standing Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Jonathan is also part of the Rising Leaders Mentoring Program for the U.S. Business Leadership Network.

EXPERIENCE
  • Barnes & Thornburg attorneys represented a large Midwestern-based manufacturing company in a trademark and copyright infringement case in Indiana. Our client alleged that its competitor, copied promotional materials and also the actual appearance of its pressure gauge products. This case has been hotly contested by the defendant. Our client prevailed on motions to compel discovery, and on summary judgment, with a finding that Defendants are liable for trademark infringement.
  • Barnes & Thornburg attorneys represented a road construction contractor in a dispute against the Village of Lombard. The circuit court found for our client after a bench trial, holding that it was entitled to payment for its work at a higher rate than claimed by the Village. The lower court did not, however, award the client prejudgment interest. The appellate court affirmed the verdict in favor of client and reversed the lower court on the issue of prejudgment interest, holding that our client was entitled to the interest. Fortech, L.L.C. v. R.W. Dunteman Co., Inc., 306 Ill. App. 3d 804, 852 N.E.2d 451 (2006).
  • Barnes & Thornburg represented a large international pharmaceutical company in multiple trademark opposition proceedings. In each instance, the client challenged the registration of a specific trademark that the client believed would be confusingly similar to one of their marks. In 3 separate proceedings, the defendant abandoned its application for said mark and judgment was granted in favor of our client.
  • Barnes & Thornburg represented the plaintiff, a Fortune 500 financial services company, in a trademark opposition proceeding against the defendant, who applied for a mark that the client believed to be of close similarity to one of their registered marks. The client prevailed on the opposition and the defendant was refused registration of its mark.
  • Barnes & Thornburg successfully obtained an order dismissing a lawsuit against our client, UGS Corp. The plaintiff, a Polish businessman, filed this suit against UGS after his business was shut down by the Polish authorities because of his infringing use of UGS's technologies. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the plaintiff's appeal, holding that the dispute was beyond the power of U.S. courts to resolve.
  • Defended manufacturer of blood glucose meters and test strips against claims of patent infringement in a multi-billion dollar market. The case settled after the plaintiffs potential recovery was reduced by partial summary judgments of laches and invalidity and a motion in limine barring a substantial portion of the plaintiffs remaining damages claim.
  • In a trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement case, a motion to dismiss was defeated. The trade dress count and state law unfair trade practices count, joined with a copyright infringement count for imitation and copying of retail catalogs, survived the motion to dismiss based on the Dastar case.
  • In two Northern District of Illinois suits relating to remote down tilt antenna patents and technology, we assisted our client Andrew Corp. in its effort to efficiently translate their remote down tilt patent portfolio into an ongoing licensing stream.
  • The Barnes & Thornburg Construction Law Practice Group routinely represent owners, contractors and subcontractors in connection with various mechanic's lien and related claims.
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