Charles Lee Mudd, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Chicago, IL

Mudd Law
 | 3114 West Irving Park Road, Suite 1W
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: 773-588-5410
Fax: 773-588-5440
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (30%),
  • Media and Advertising (30%),
  • Technology Transactions (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
Attorney Profile

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder and principal of Mudd Law.  For over twenty years, he has focused on intellectual property, the Internet, and startups becoming one of the foremost thought leader in these sectors.  Indeed, highly regarded for his experience and insight in Internet and privacy, he has drafted proposed state legislation and recently testified in support of data breach proposals at the municipal level.  Over the last few years, he strategically placed his firm to provide critical advice and counsel to actors within the emerging commercial space industry and the broader astro sector.

Mr. Mudd received a B.A. in philosophy and a M.A. in political science from Purdue University.  He obtained his Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997 graduating magna cum laude and 4th in his class.  After law school, he completed both a state appellate and federal trial clerkship after which he practiced in the commercial litigation and emerging technologies practice groups at a mid-size New England law firm before founding Mudd Law.

Apart from managing his firm and its three offices in Chicago, Houston, and Park City, Charles teaches technology and privacy courses as an adjunct faculty member at John Marshall Law School and also guest lectures at DePaul University College of Law.  Within the broader legal community, he serves as a Board Member for the International Technology Law Association and holds leadership positions within the Illinois State Bar Association.  He is a member of the European Center for Space Law and the American Astronomical Society.  Recently, Charles participated in the First United Nations Conference on Space Law and Policy in Moscow, Russia.

Admitted to practice in Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, and Utah, Charles is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Colorado and Utah; the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois; the Northern District of Indiana; and, the Northern District of Florida. He is additionally licensed to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th, 7th, and 10th Circuits.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property (30%): Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Media and Advertising (30%): Defamation, Libel, Slander, Communications and Media Law

Technology Transactions (10%): Internet, Science and Technology Law

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Business Litigation (10%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Aviation and Aerospace (10%)

Focus Areas

Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Defamation, Libel, Slander, Communications and Media Law, Internet, Science and Technology Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Charles Mudd, Jr.

Admitted: 1999, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.muddlawoffices.com/attorneys/charles_lee_mudd_jr....

Honors/Awards:

  • magna cum laude, Quinnipiac University, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • Board Member, ITechLaw, 2015
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Secretary, Intellectual Property Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2010 - 2011
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • State of Illinois
  • Vice-Chair, Computer Law Section, Connecticut Bar Association 2000 - 2001
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • Ex-Officio, IP Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Vice-Chair, Intellectual Property Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • State of Connecticut
  • Co-Chair, Privacy and Computer Crime Cmte., Science and Technology Section, American Bar Association, 2000 - 2001
  • State of Utah
  • Chair, Membership Needs Subcmte., Internet and Electronic Commerce Cmte. , Indiana State Bar Association 1998 - 1999
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Chair, Intellectual Property Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
  • International Technology Law Association
  • Chair, Social Media and Gaming Committee, iTechLaw, 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State of Indiana
  • Co-Chair, Internet Law Section, Regional Bar Association, 2000 - 2001

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lyons Township Alumni Board

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented on the need for advocacy in developing space law and policy., Speaker, Effectuating Astronomical Impact on the Future of Space Law and Policy: The Need for Academic and Scientific Contribution to the Emerging Discourse, American Astronomical Society 233rd Meeting, Seattle, Washingson , Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space, 2019
  • Addressed matters related to virtual worlds and the law., Speaker, Developing Issues in Virtual Worlds, Univesity of Illinois, College of Law, Springfield, Illinois, 2012
  • Panelist, When Copyright Trolls Attack, SXSW Conference, Austin, Texas, March 9, 2012
  • Speaker, "Developing Issues in Virtual Worlds," Cyberlaw Leadership Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2, 2011
  • Speaker and Panelist, "CLE: Hot Topics in Privacy Law," Non-Resident Lawyers Division (Illinois Chapter) of State Bar of Wisconsin, November 16, 2011
  • Speaker, "Virtual Worlds and Employees," Utah Cyber Symposium, Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar Association, October 28, 2011
  • Speaker, "Virtual Worlds: Employer Regulation of and Response to Employee Avatars," Cyberlaw Symposium, Illinois State Bar Association, June 22, 2011
  • Speaker, "Virtual Worlds: Employer Regulation of and Response to Employee Avatars," Cyberlaw Symposium, Illinois State Bar Association, June 22, 2011
  • Speaker, "Cyberbullying: Remedies Before and After Litigation," Cyberlaw Symposium, Illinois State Bar Association, June 22, 2011
  • Speaker, "Copyright, Trademark, and Other Intellectual Property Law," LawReviewCLE, April 21, 2011
  • Speaker, "Employee Use of Virtual Worlds and Online Communities," Utah Cyber Symposium, Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar Association, September 17, 2010
  • Moderator, "Current Topics in Cyberlaw," Utah Cyber Symposium, Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar Association, September 17, 2010
  • Speaker, "Privacy in the Workplace: Electronic Surveillance under State and Federal Law," Utah State Bar 2010 Summer Convention, July 15, 2010
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Internet IP and Privacy," Intellectual Property Counseling: From Start-Up to Initial Public Offering – 2010, Illinois State Bar Association, April 28, 2010
  • Panelist, "Personal v. Professional: Handling Employee Participation in Online Communities," American Bar Association Teleconference and Live Telecast, April 27, 2010
  • Lecturer, "Litigating Matters Involving Privacy Issues on the Internet," DePaul University College of Law, April 12, 2010
  • Speaker, "Publicity, Privacy and Libel Issues on the Internet," Illinois State Bar Association, June 9 and 11, 2009
  • Speaking Engagements Prior to 2010
  • Sucks' Sites: A Public Relations Nightmare for Victimized Companies, e-info, Spring 2001.
  • Consumer Privacy Concerns Grow, e-info, Fall 2000
  • Year 2001 May Be the Year for Privacy in Washington, blast, December 2000
  • Judicial Response to Cyberspace,  2000 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 24-26, 2000
  • Congressional Response to Cyberspace: Slowing Down Big Brother,  1999 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington, March 25-27, 1999
  • Big Brother and the Marketing Giants: The Extent to Which Electronic Personal Information Should be Legally Protected. 1997 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Tucson, Arizona, March 13-15, 1997
  • Toward a Less Hostile Cyberspace: A Critical Analysis of the 'Federal Guidelines for Searching and Seizing Computers' and the Fourth Amendment, 1996 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 18-20, 1996
  • Cybercourt: A Virtual Resolution of Differences, 1995 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Portland, Oregon, March 16-18, 1995
  • An Initiative in the Study of the Destructive Effects of the Symbolic Presidency, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 14-16, 1994
  • The Emerging Realm of Electronic Law and Policy, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 10-12, 1994
  •  Speaker and Moderator, "Overview of Intellectual Property,” "Eavesdropping, Privacy, and Publicity Law in Illinois,” and "Intellectual Property Issues on the Internet,” Illinois State Bar Association’s What Every Lawyer Should Know about Intellectual Property, October 17, 2012
  • Moderator, “America Invests Act - Part 1: Protecting Innovation in a First to File System,” Illinois State Bar Association, February 27, 2013
  • Moderator, “America Invests Act - Part 1: Protecting Innovation in a First to File System,” Illinois State Bar Association, February 27, 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Chicago, Graduate Student at Large
  • M.A., Political Science, Purdue University, 1994
  • B.A., Philosophy, Purdue University, 1990
  • J.D., Quinnipiac University, magna cum laude, 1997

Industry Groups

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Commercial Space
  • Communications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Drones
  • Film
  • Internet
  • Social Media
  • Space
  • Technology
Office Location for Charles Lee Mudd, Jr.

3114 West Irving Park Road
Suite 1W
Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: 773-588-5410

Fax: 773-588-5440

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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