|Advisory Board Member|
| County: Cook|
| Practice Description: |
Mr. Goldstein is a partner in the Business Law Practice Group and his area of focus is intellectual property and information technology.
He has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright law; Internet, technology, outsourcing and computer law; advertising and promotion law; and entertainment law including video production, theater and dance related matters.
Mr. Goldstein is listed in Leading Lawyers for advertising & media, arts, entertainment & sports law, and intellectual property law in Illinois. The Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Mr. Goldstein as a leading individual in media and entertainment. He has also been named in Who's Who Legal: Illinois 2008 and to the Illinois Super Lawyers list for each of the past three years.
Notable Cases and Results:
Represented Railmaketplace.com, a joint venture by the six major North American freight railroads, in the formation of a B2B e-commerce exchange.
Year of Birth: 1959
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1984
Law School Honors/Involvement: Magna cum laude
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, B.S., 1981
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: With highest honors
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Board of Directors, International Trademark Association (INTA) (1994-1995)
Former Chair, U.S. Legislation Committee
Board of Directors, Illinois Technology Association (ITA)
Former Chair, Chicago Bar Association's Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee
General Counsel, Publicity Club of Chicago
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Thomas R. Leavens Award from Lawyers for the Creative Arts for lifetime contributions to law and the arts in Chicago
Best Lawyers in America, Entertainment Law, 2014 (cited in multiple years)
Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Media and Entertainment Law, 2014 (cited in multiple years)
Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014 (cited in multiple years)
Leading Lawyer, Advertising & Media; Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law; Computer & Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Law Bulletin Publishing Company
American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, Top Rated Lawyers in Technology, 2013
Chicago's Best Lawyers - Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, 2013
Who's Who Legal: Illinois, 2008-2009
International Trademark Association (INTA) - Outstanding Volunteer Service Award (Inaugural Award)
Publicity Club of Chicago - Distinguished Service Award (cited in multiple years)
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
Lawyers for the Creative Arts, an organization that provides free legal services to financially eligible clients in all areas of the arts. (Former President and Honors Council)
Secretary and Board Member, Illinois Technology Foundation
Published Legal Writing:
"Technology: Navigating deemed export rules," InsideCounsel, July 2013
"In-house Counsel Must Understand the Implications of Viral Media," InsideCounsel, July, 2013
"Technology: Click here to accept," InsideCounsel, May 10, 2013
"Broadcasters Strike Out Again In Aereo Ruling," Media & Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Appellate and New York Law360 newsletters, April 5, 2013
"Legal Issues in the Cloud," The Corporate Counselor, December 2011
"Legal Issues in the Cloud: Exploring Business Continuity, Liability and SLA-related Issues," Computer Technology Review, November 14, 2011
"Documentary and Noncommercial Filmmakers Can Now Bypass Copy Protection Devices to Use Short Clips of Copyrighted Motion Pictures," Screen Magazine, March 2011
"PR Firm Held Liable for iTunes Product Reviews," O'Dwyer's Communications & News Media, November 2010.
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