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Mr. Augustyn is active in all facets of patent litigation, client counseling, and prosecution, particularly in the mechanical arts. His litigation experience has involved several industries, including medical devices, printing processes, agricultural equipment, manufacturing equipment, automotive equipment, fuel storage containers, and consumer products. He also manages the patent prosecution for several international corporations. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of agreements relating to intellectual property, including patent licenses, technology licenses, joint venture agreements, and research and development agreements.
Mr. Augustyn received a B.S. in engineering, with honors, from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a J.D. in 1987 from Loyola University Chicago, where he graduated at the top 10 percent of his class. In law school, he received several awards for scholarship and writing and was on the National Moot Court Team. He has authored several articles and chapters for books, has appeared on several occasions on television and radio, and has provided seminars for attorneys and clients.
Mr. Augustyn was an instructor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law for more than five years. In addition, he was the advisor of the Intellectual Property Moot Court Team at Loyola University Chicago for more than15 years. Prior to attending law school, he worked as an engineer at a large equipment manufacturer in the areas of eesign engineering, manufacturing engineering, and quality engineering.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Year of Birth: 1959
Law School: Loyola University Chicago School of Law,J.D., 1987
Undergraduate School: Illinois Institute of Technology, B.S., engineering, 1981
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: with honors
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Intellectual Property Section Council, chair, 1999-2000; vice chair, 1998-1999
American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
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.
The firm numbers more than 80 attorneys in four U.S. offices and provides counseling, litigation, licensing and prosecution services to clients throughout the world.