Partners, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard and Geraldson
David C. Hilliard is a senior partner (and former Managing Partner) of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP. David handles IP matters of every description, from anti-counterfeiting and infringement to unfair competition and false advertising. He has tried major copyright, trademark and unfair competition cases and appeals throughout the United States. He protects iconic brands like Ford, Pepsi, BASF, Encyclopedia Britannica, and the American Medical Association. In recent years, his cases have resulted in over 70 leading Federal Appellate and District Court opinions.
Janet Marvel is a partner and member of the Executive Committee at Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard and Geraldson, a Chicago firm specializing in trademark, copyright and unfair competition law. Her practice is broad-ranging, encompassing litigation, including anti-counterfeiting actions, and counseling, including developing comprehensive brand plans for Fortune 50 companies. Janet teaches Trademarks and Unfair Competition at Northwestern Law School. She is co-author of the treatise Trademark and Unfair Competition Deskbook (3rd ed. 2007) (LexisNexis Matthew Bender). She was voted an Illinois Super Lawyer by her peers. Professional activities include co-chairing the U.S. Trademark Law committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, and serving on the Membership Committee of the International Trademark Association. Janet is a graduate of Indiana University, Phi Beta Kappa, and the University of Michigan Law School.
Joseph N. Welch II is the managing partner at Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP in Chicago, and the co-author of two Lexis Publishing books: the single volume treatise Trademark and Unfair Competition Deskbook, and the law school course book, Trademarks and Unfair Competition. He has taught that subject as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law since 1989. He repeatedly has been recognized by his peers in national publications and national organizations as a leading practitioner in intellectual property law.