People: Joseph R. Lanser, Partner

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Joseph R. Lanser

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5895
Fax: (312) 460-7895
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Mr. Lanser is a partner focusing his practice in intellectual property and information technologies litigation, particularly patent and copyright infringement litigation. His litigation experience has involved a wide range of technologies and issues, including semiconductors, computer hardware and science, chemical science, medical devices, mechanical joining technologies, mechanical devices, electrical devices, food preparation products, Internet, business methods, and university ownership and fair use of faculty teaching materials. Mr. Lanser has participated in all aspects of litigation, including bench and jury trials and hearings on motions for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunctive relief, before federal district courts, federal appellate courts, including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Mr. Lanser is also registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has prepared and prosecuted numerous patents in the mechanical, business method, Internet search engine, information technology, software, electrical and chemical arts. He has counseled clients in numerous intellectual property and information technology matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, patent infringement opinion analysis, invention ownership, intellectual property licensing, federal grant funding, Internet privacy policies, domain name disputes, and employee privacy issues.

Mr. Lanser is a partner focusing his practice in intellectual property and information technologies litigation, particularly patent and copyright infringement litigation. His litigation experience has involved a wide range of technologies and issues, including semiconductors, computer hardware and science, chemical science, medical devices, mechanical joining technologies, mechanical devices, electrical devices, food preparation products, Internet, business methods, and university ownership and fair use of faculty teaching materials. Mr. Lanser has participated in all aspects of litigation, including bench and jury trials and hearings on motions for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunctive relief, before federal district courts, federal appellate courts, including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Mr. Lanser is also registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has prepared and prosecuted numerous patents in the mechanical, business method, Internet search engine, information technology, software, electrical and chemical arts. He has counseled clients in numerous intellectual property and information technology matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, patent infringement opinion analysis, invention ownership, intellectual property licensing, federal grant funding, Internet privacy policies, domain name disputes, and employee privacy issues.

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (2000)
    Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
  • LL.M., John Marshall Law School (2001)
    with honors
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University (1995)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Seventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Affiliations

  • Member of International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (ITCTLA)
  • Member of Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Representative Engagements

  • Quality Edge v. Rollex, Inc., (U.S.D.C. W.D. Michigan) (patent infringement lawsuit involving vented soffit panels)
  • Charles E. Hill v. Follett Higher Education Group, et al. (U.S.D.C. E.D. Texas) (patent infringement lawsuit involving e-commerce interactions with variable data updating)
  • Optimize Technologies v. HSN, Inc., (U.S.D.C. E.D. Texas) (patent infringement lawsuit involving customized website presentation)
  • TQP Development v. HSN, Inc., et al. (U.S.D.C. E.D. Texas) (patent infringement lawsuit involving randomized encryption key generation)
  • Parallel Networks v. HSN, Inc., et al. (U.S.D.C. E.D. Texas) (patent infringement lawsuit involving Internet delivered applets)
  • Soverain v. HSN, Inc., et al. (U.S.D.C. E.D. Tex.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving e-commerce and user authentication)
  • Tessera, Inc. v. AMD, et al., (U.S.D.C. N.D. Cal.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving semi-conductor packages)
  • In The Matter of Certain Semiconductor Chips with Minimized Chip Package Size and Products Containing Same (III), (I.T.C. Inv. No. 337-TA-649) (ITC investigation involving semi-conductor packages)
  • In The Matter of Certain Semiconductor Chips with Minimized Chip Package Size and Products Containing Same (III), (I.T.C. Inv. No. 337-TA-630) (ITC investigation involving semi-conductor packages)
  • Tessera, Inc. v. A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd. et al., (U.S.D.C. E.D. Tex.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving semi-conductor packages)
  • DataTern v. HSN, Inc., et al. (U.S.D.C. E.D. Tex.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving database look-up technologies)
  • Clear with Computers v. HSN, Inc., et al. (U.S.D.C. E.D. Tex.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving electronic proposal generation)
  • Card Activation Technologies v. Chico's FAS, Inc. (U.S.D.C. N.D. Ill.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving method for processing debit card transactions)
  • Nalco Company v. Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc. (U.S.D.C. N.D. Ill.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving method of manufacturing stabilized bromine solutions)
  • Zinkan Enterprises v. Nalco Company (U.S.D.C. N.D. Ohio) (patent infringement lawsuit involving crude glycerin based composition to prevent freezing and dust generation)
  • ClassCo, Inc. v. Motorola, Inc., et al., (U.S.D.C. Mass.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving audible Caller ID)
  • Henrob Limited v. Böllhoff Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, (U.S.D.C. E.D. Mich.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving self-pierce riveting machinery)
  • Woco Motor Acoustic Systems, Inc. v. Böllhoff GmbH, (U.S.D.C. N.D. Ill.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving grommet coupling system)
  • Lumino Designs Ltd. v. Target Corp., et. al., (U.S.D.C. N.D. Ill.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving lighted children’s shoes)
  • Bosch v. Ball-Kell, et al., (7th Cir; U.S.D.C. C.D. Ill.) (favorable jury verdict in copyright infringement lawsuit involving ownership and use of teaching materials – defendants awarded attorneys’ fees)
  • Nova Chemical, Inc. v. Peter Steiner, et al., (U.S.D.C. W.D. Pen.) (trade secret and breach of contract lawsuit involving in-mold labeling technology)
  • Biagro Western Sales, Inc. et al. v. Grow More, Inc., 423 F.3d 1296 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (patent infringement lawsuit involving agricultural fertilizer made from phosphorous acid)
  • World Kitchen (GHC), LLC, et al., v. Zyliss Haushaltwaren AG, et al., 151 Fed.Appx. 970 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (patent infringement lawsuit involving salad spinner brake device).
  • Nalco Company v. Buntrock Industries Inc., (U.S.D.C. N.D. Ill.; U.S.D.C. E.D. Vir.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving investment casting)
  • Attwood Corp v. GEM Products Inc., (U.S.D.C. N.D. Ill.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving boat cleats)
  • Mag Instrument Inc. v. Gillette Company, et. al., (U.S.D.C. C.D. Cal.) (patent infringement lawsuit involving flashlights)
  • Black Industrial Supply v. Latimer, et al., (U.S.D.C. N.D. Ind.) (lawsuit involving ownership of domain name)
  • Coe-Truman Tech., Inc v. Rudnicke, et al., (U.S.D.C. C.D. Ill.) (lawsuit involving misuse of computer information)

Accolades

  • Ranked as a Leading U.S. Patent Infringement Litigator by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine (2014)