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Laurie engages primarily in copyright and trademark litigation and licensing matters.

She has also done extensive federal appellate work in intellectual property matters and trademark work on behalf of a nationwide physicians’ association.

Laurie was a member of the Pattern Jury Instruction Committee for Intellectual Property for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, from 2006-2007 and was involved in drafting the Seventh Circuit’s pattern jury instructions for copyright and trademark cases.




  • J.D., Brigham Young University Law School
  • B.A., University of Utah
    • English
    • cum laude 


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Utah Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Richard Linn Inn of Court
  • Involved with team protecting the intellectual property rights of the maker of famous plush toys, including policing, and licensing activities and involvement with anti-counterfeiting efforts in Asia.
  • Represented video game company in obtaining a copyright registration for the early game “Breakout” by successfully challenging the Copyright Office’s refusal to register the game. The case is one of the few decisions in which the Copyright Office’s refusal to register a work based on lack of creativity was reversed by a Federal Court. (Atari v. Oman)
  • Successfully defended pharmaceutical manufacturer in U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against competitor's claim that generic drug was marketed unfairly.
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