James B. Conte

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade Secrets
  • Intellectual Property Counseling
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patents
  • Trademarks & Copyrights
University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Premed/Finance, with high honors, 1987; Roosevelt University, Certification, Biotechnology, 2004
Law SchoolUniversity of California - Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1992
Admitted1992, Illinois; 1992, California; 1995, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 2003, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

Intellectual Property Law Association-Chicago, Litigation Committee, Chair, 2012-2014


As a patent attorney and member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, James concentrates on the clearance, registration and enforcement of patents, trademarks, trade dress and copyrights in the U.S. and internationally. He has extensive experience in licensing intellectual property and negotiating agreements and noncompete agreements.

His industry experience encompasses:

•Negotiation of joint venture agreements for U.S. and foreign jurisdictions concerning marketing, development and distribution of industrial products.

Preparation of patent and trademark applications for industrial machinery and parts, processes, controls, and chemical coatings.

James' experience as a litigator includes working on matters involving patent and trademark infringement and unfair competition, along with nullification actions and appeals in the U.S. and abroad. He represents clients in federal and state courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Awards and Recognitions

Illinois Leading Lawyer, Intellectual Property Law, 2013


Prepared, negotiated and completed joint venture agreements for U.S. and foreign jurisdictions concerning marketing, development and distribution of industrial machinery, industrial parts, medical devices and chemical coatings.

•Drafted, prosecuted and obtained patent and trademark applications for U.S.- based and foreign-based companies in the field of medical devices, chemical coatings and compositions, drugs, industrial machinery, controls, industrial parts, packaging and housewares.


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James B. Conte

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2200
ChicagoIL 60606-3912


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