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Kathleen A. Rheintgen

Kathleen A. Rheintgen

Senior Counsel
Chicago
office: 312.526.1599
fax: 312.655.1501
Overview

With a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, Kathy utilizes her educational background to assist pharmaceutical clients with a broad range of intellectual property matters.

Kathy’s intellectual property litigation experience includes managing pharmaceutical, as well as mechanical, patent cases in a variety of trademark and copyright infringement matters and trade secret and antitrust matters. She also has experience in writing infringement opinions for patent, trademark and copyright cases.

In the area of trademarks, Kathy has vast experience in the development and protection of trademarks, including counseling and management in corporate identity programs for New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq-listed companies, trademark clearance opinions and searches. She also counsels clients on proper use of their marks and negotiating and drafting license agreements. Kathy has registered a number of product configurations as trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She also has worked with clients and foreign associates to obtain worldwide protection for numerous marks and has managed a number of foreign filing dockets.

Kathy also handles all aspects of copyright law and has worked with clients to negotiate and draft employment agreements and agreements with independent contractors to insure that an entity can obtain ownership to those works.

Kathy’s experience includes:

  • Representing a billion-dollar Canadian pharmaceutical corporation on Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation matters.
  • Assisting a multinational postsecondary education provider with various trademark and copyright matters.

Kathy also helps clients develop proper in-house registration procedures for computer programs, periodicals and other creative work to insure that clients maintain up-to-date registration.


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Services

Recognition

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2006

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • B.S., University of Illinois
    • Biochemistry

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
Experience
  • Counseled large Canadian pharmaceutical corporation on Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA)litigation and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation matters.
  • Assisted a multinational postsecondary education provider with various trademark and copyright matters.
  • Achieved a favorable outcome before the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals for a design company’s motorcycle stand patent. Patent was in jeopardy when a third party convinced a patent examiner that the patent was invalid. Client’s case was taken to the federal Board of Patent Appeals, which reversed all of the examiner’s rejections.