Gary W. McFarron

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Upon his graduation from Northwestern University School of Law, Mr. McFarron joined the firm of Fitch, Even, Tabin & Luedeka in Chicago, specializing in intellectual property law matters. For a period he was Division Patent Counsel for Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (now Baxter Healthcare Corporation) in Deerfield, Illinois. Mr. McFarron has been with the present firm or a predecessor since 1979, specializing during that entire time in patent, trademark, and copyright law and related unfair competition and antitrust matters. Mr. McFarron's legal practice has involved a broad spectrum of intellectual property law matters. Much of his practice has been devoted to general counseling and has included due diligence investigations, patent validity and infringement opinions, patent prosecution, licensing and agreements, trademark clearance and registration, copyright matters, and other general client counseling, as well as substantial intellectual property litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. He has served as an arbitrator in intellectual property cases for the American Arbitration Association and has lectured before various engineering societies on intellectual property law matters. He represents a variety of clients, but focuses principally on representing established and start-up corporate clients.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Unfair Competition
  • Antitrust

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
866-323-1334  Phone
312-236-8500  Phone
312-236-8176  Fax
University Attended:
Purdue University, B.S.M.E., with distinction
Law School Attended:
Northwestern University, J.D., cum laude
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1974, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1974, Illinois; U.S. Supreme Court
Chicago and American Bar Associations; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago; American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Reported Cases:
Talon Div. of Textron v. Weiner, S.D.N.Y.; Woodstream, Inc. v. Trophy Products, S.D. Texas; Sargent-Welch Scientific Co. v. McKelvy, D. Col.; Sargent-Welch Scientific Co. v. J/B Industries, Inc., N.D. Ill.; Sargent-Welch Scientific Co. v. Egan, et. al., D. Mass.; Sargent-Welch Scientific Co. v. Egan, et. al., First Cir. CA.; George A. Hormel & Co. v. Poss Famous Foods, N.D. Georgia; George A. Hormel & Co. v. Wolverine Packing Co., E.D. Mich.; George A. Hormel & Co. v. Baltz Bros. Packing Co., M.D. Tenn.; George A. Hormel & Co. v. Bluebird, et al., N.D. Ill.; Medallion, Inc. v. Airguide Instruments, Inc., N.D. Ill.; Baxter Travenol Laboratories v. Imed, N.D. Ill.; Pioneer Viggo v. Travenol Laboratories, N.D. Ill.; Biomedical Engineering v. Travenol Laboratories, D. Mass; Cordis Corporation v. Medtronic, Inc., S.D. Florida; Baxter Travenol Laboratories v. Abbott Laboratories, N.D. Ill.; Baxter Travenol Laboratories v. LKB, D. Maryland; Sage v. Baxter Healthcare, N.D. Ill.; Beraha v. Baxter Healthcare, N.D. Ill.; IMS v. Baxter Healthcare, C.D. Cal.; Baxter Healthcare v. Cobe Laboratories, N.D. Ill.; D. Colo.; Perkins Mfg. Co. v. Standard Equipment, N.D. Ill.; Perkins Mfg. Co. v. Bayne Equipment Co.

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