Howard E. Silverman: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Howard E. Silverman

Shareholder; Co-Chair, Chicago Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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  • Intellectual Property & Technology
    Contact InfoTelephone: 312.456.5202
    Fax: 312.456.8435
    University Purdue University West Lafayette, B.S.E.E., 1981
    Law SchoolWashington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 1984
    Admitted1984, Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Professional & Community Involvement
    •Member, American Bar Association
    •Member, Patent Law Association of Chicago

    BornGary, Indiana, January 7, 1958

    Howard E. Silverman is Co-Chair of the Chicago Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. He focuses his practice on U.S. and foreign patent, trademark and copyright matters, with particular concentration on the electrical arts and computer software, including prosecution, litigation and transactional matters.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Patent, trademark and copyright prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries
    • Patent, trademark and copyright litigation in the U.S. and foreign countries
    • Counseling U.S. and foreign clients in varied aspects of U.S. and international intellectual property law
    • Preparation and negotiation of technology acquisition, development, licensing and transfer agreements
    • Due diligence investigations and intellectual property audits
    • Patentability, infringement and avoidance opinions
    • Representation of multinational clients in software acquisition and licensing matters
    • Management of worldwide patent procurement efforts for multinational corporations

    Awards & Recognition
    •Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2005-2015
    •Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, IP Stars, 2013-2014
    •Listed Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005-2006
    •Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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    Associated News & Events

    Press Releases

    01.13.15 63 Greenberg Traurig Chicago Attorneys Recognized by Leading Lawyers

    06.10.14 Managing IP Magazine Recognizes 27 Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig's Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice as 'IP Stars'

    05.03.13 24 Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig's Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Recognized as IP Stars by Managing IP Magazine

    01.11.13 Forty-Five Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois

    03.29.11 Greenberg Traurig Represents Goose Island in its Sale to Anheuser-Busch

    12.09.05 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to the Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois

    04.13.05 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers

    11.12.04 Seventeen Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to the Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois

    08.29.02 Greenberg Traurig's Chicago Office Expands with Addition of Attorneys from Intellectual Property Firm Dick & Harris

    Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented FuelQuest Inc., a leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, in the sale of its Zytax energy-related tax automation business to Avalara, a leading cloud-based sales tax and compliance automation technology provider. Oversaw the labor and employment law aspects of the transaction, including negotiation of employment-related terms of the deal, and structuring and advice regarding federal and various state employment law compliance issues. Represented VTech Holdings, Ltd. and its many global subsidiaries in connection with their worldwide intellectual property matters. Represented German machine tool industry members in a patent infringement matter resulting in favorable finding of inequitable conduct and unenforceability of complex electro-mechanical patents. Represented an electronic consumer product design and development group in connection with intellectual property protection.

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    Office Information

    Howard E. Silverman

    77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
    ChicagoIL 60601


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