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Mr. Hartmann was born in Frankfurt, Germany and is fluent in German. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hartmann was employed as an engineer by Mobil Oil Corporation and served an internship with a German patent firm. Mr. Hartmann is active in all phases of intellectual property law. He specializes in patent litigation in the United States and abroad and in the area of international technology transfer and patent enforcement. He has acted as trial counsel in both jury and bench trials and related pre-trial and appellate proceedings in a number of diverse technical fields, including geophysical surveying equipment, polymeric soft contact lenses, molecular sieve zeolites, machine tools, ethylene oxide catalysts, and polymeric membranes. Mr. Hartmann's international experience includes directing legal proceedings in courts in England, Germany, and France, as well as before the European and Japanese Patent Offices. He has lectured before several groups, including the Practicing Law Institute and the Chicago International Trade Association.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court
for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Year of Birth: 1948
Law School: DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1976
Undergraduate School: Colorado School of Mines, B.S., engineering, 1970
When the leaders of industry are faced with difficult or unique intellectual property issues, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. provides trusted counsel. The firm has been at the forefront of intellectual property law for more than 100 years and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in all areas of intellectual property practice.
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