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Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Alton, IL

Paul A. Lesko
Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
One Court Street
Alton, IL 62002
T:Work 618-259-2222
F: Fax618-259-2251
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Education: Tulane University Law School
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation


Attorney Paul Lesko is the head of the Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC's Intellectual Property Department.  Paul focuses his practice on helping inventors and small businesses develop and maintain an equal footing in the marketplace by enforcing their intellectual property rights against companies that infringe those rights.

Paul’s cases have taken on entire industries, including the financial, telecommunications and electronic voting industries.  He has represented clients against some of the world’s largest companies, including Google, Apple, Visa and Cisco.

Paul represents clients nationwide and has obtained millions of dollars in settlements on their behalf, including litigation in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Texas and throughout Illinois and arguing before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

Paul’s IP practice has involved a wide range of technologies, including Internet, computer software, electronic voting, telecommunications, financial, welding, sports protective, hunting, clothing, transgenic biotechnologies, and a wide-variety of chemical related technologies.

Years of Selection

Rising Stars: 2009 - 2014

About Paul Lesko

Admitted: 2000, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair of AAJ's Intellectual Property Group, 2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The article offers insight and analysis on a current case between card maker Topps and rival card maker Upper Deck in the Southern District of New York. The Simmons firm is not involved in the case, but Lesko found it a fitting vehicle to explain to his two young sons exactly what an intellectual property attorney does. , Of Fathers, Sons, Baseball Cards, and Intellectual Property, IP Law & Business , Intellectual Property, 2009
Last Updated: 7/1/2014
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