Jacob R. Graham


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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Coverage
  • Employment & Labor
  • Intellectual Property
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices
  • Environmental
  • Product Liability
  • Employee Benefits
Contact InfoTelephone: 312.821.6170
Fax: 312.704.1522
University Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 2007
Law SchoolLoyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012 Law Review
Admitted2012, Illinois; Supreme Court of Illinois; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Jacob Graham represents clients in state and federal courts and agencies, primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and intellectual property, environmental and employment law. He is a licensed patent attorney with a background in biotechnology, microbiology, pharmaceuticals and information systems. Jacob enjoys researching and analyzing complex issues and interpreting the law to effectively advise and assist clients. Prior to joining Wilson Elser as an attorney, Jacob clerked for the firm for nearly two years and interned for Judge Ronald Guzman of the Northern District of Illinois.

As an attorney, Jacob has handled the defense of environmental claims and technology errors and omissions matters alleging defects in software, hardware, database management systems and technology services. In addition, Jacob represents primary and excess insurers that issue policies for directors and officers, technology services and professional liability. His coverage analysis skills, background in science and technology, program management abilities and litigation experience have contributed to successful resolutions in major commercial litigation matters involving financial institutions, technology companies and health care companies.

Before beginning his legal career, Jacob gained valuable experience working as a scientist for a large pharmaceuticals company. As a scientist, he concentrated on the development and analysis of liquid dose and solid dose drug formulas. During his undergraduate studies, Jacob interned with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and worked at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, where he published research papers and performed experiments, including necropsies and chemical assays, to measure enzyme levels and the effects of the nerve agent VX.

Awards & Distinctions

Awarded Intellectual Property and Health Law Fellowship


Agents of America Publishes Article by Pernicone, Cohen and Graham

April 17, 2013


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The PATENT Act in Its Infancy
Jacob R. Graham,Jura Christine Zibas, May 29, 2015
The Senate Judiciary Committee members introduced the bipartisan Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (the PATENT Act) on April 29, 2015, aimed at curbing abusive patent practices and litigation. The Committee held a full-committee hearing on “S. 1137, the PATENT ACT -...

Apple v. Samsung: Trade Dress Functionality and Total Profits without Apportionment
Jacob R. Graham,Jura Christine Zibas, May 28, 2015
The highly publicized Apple v. Samsung litigation saga began in April 2011 when Samsung alleged various infringements of patents and trade dress related to Apple¿s iPhone. A jury awarded more than $1 billion in damages. In a May 18, 2015, opinion, a three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit reversed...
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Jacob R. Graham

120 N. La Salle Street, 26th Floor
ChicagoIL 60602-2412


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