Michele S. Katz

Michele S. Katz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Chicago, IL

Advitam IP, LLC
 | 150 S Wacker Dr, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-332-7710
Fax: 312-332-7701
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (50%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Michele S. Katz is a founding partner of the law firm of Advitam IP, LLC where she is engaged in client counseling, strategic analysis, litigation, prosecution, corporate identity development, global counterfeiting prevention, and enforcement in all areas of intellectual property law. Michele has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, IAM Strategy 300, Marquis Who's Who, Intl Advisory Experts and others.  She is passionate about giving back in a meaningful and measurable way, and therefore, annually funds a scholarship in the innovative sciences, created an on-line mentoring program and donates her time to other worthwhile causes.

    About Michele Katz

    Admitted: 2001, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://www.advitamip.com/your-team/michele-s-katz/

    Honors/Awards:

    • The guide created by IAMStrategy identifies the individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios. The guide lists individuals from all kinds of entities – whether service providers, corporations, research institutions or universities. These world-class IP strategists are primarily identified through an extensive research process involving online nominations and face-to-face and telephone interviews, and email exchanges, with senior members of the global IP community. No individual can qualify for a listing in the IAM Strategy 300 unless he or she is nominated by at least three people from outside of his or her own organization. But even this does not guarantee inclusion; instead, only those individuals who further research shows to have exceptional skill sets, as well as profound insights into the development, creation and management of IP value, are featured in the IAM Strategy 300., Named to the IAM Strategy 300 Guide, IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists, 2020
    • The attorneys recognized by the Leading Lawyer Association represent the elite among the American legal community., Leading Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, 2020
    • The standard for reliable and comprehensive data for today's leaders., Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in America, 2020
    • Highlights US-based HU alumni and the impact that the university continues to have on our lives. , Top 100 Alumni We Love, American Friends of The Hebrew University (HU) Social Media Campaign, 2020
    • The guide created by IAMStrategy identifies the individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios. The guide lists individuals from all kinds of entities – whether service providers, corporations, research institutions or universities. These world-class IP strategists are primarily identified through an extensive research process involving online nominations and face-to-face and telephone interviews, and email exchanges, with senior members of the global IP community. No individual can qualify for a listing in the IAM Strategy 300 unless he or she is nominated by at least three people from outside of his or her own organization. But even this does not guarantee inclusion; instead, only those individuals who further research shows to have exceptional skill sets, as well as profound insights into the development, creation and management of IP value, are featured in the IAM Strategy 300., Named to the IAM Strategy 300 Guide, IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists, 2019
    • International Advisory Experts is a global alliance of well-established and experienced legal, financial and consulting firms that are committed to providing clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements. The group currently has experts from over 140 jurisdictions and these firms are cutting-edge go-ahead practices that are committed to offering first class advice, with the joint potential to find the right solution for any specific problem and so resolve any legal, financial and tax issues which may arise., Award Winner, International Advisory Experts, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Mediator, 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the bar for the state of Illinois and Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mentor new lawyers and law students in the areas of job searching, navigating a new job and associate life, and transitioning between jobs., 2020
    • Worked with budding entrepreneurs at the 1871/Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Technology Incubator., 2018
    • Lectured on entity formation and intellectual property for Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a groundbreaking year-long educational and mentorship program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running a real business., 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Issues related to the registration of trademarks used in connection with cannabis-related good and services in the United States., Author, “Is the USPTO ready for Bud?”, The Global IP Matrix, Issue 6, Cannabis Industry, 2020
    • Digestible tips for managing your busy life with as much grace as possible!, Author, The Myth of Work Life Balance, Women's IP World, Women Professionals, 2019

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Appellate Court affirms Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision in favor of Advitam IP client that blocked 3 infringing trademark applications from registeration., 2019
    • Victory at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in opposition of an infringing trademark, 2020

    Transactions:

    • XCEEDANCE trademark filing, 2019
    • IBTW trademark filing, 2019
    • Client Liga Productora. Trademark filing, 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Provided 6th full scholarship in innovated sciences via the A. Sidney Katz Student Scholarship Foundation which I created in 2012. , 2019
    • Received award from the National Association of Women Business Owners for leadership provided to the organization., 2017

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    Educational Background:

    • Indiana University, B.A., Psychology and Jewish Studies with Honors, 1997

    Industry Groups

    • We work across industries.
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    Office Location for Michele S. Katz

    150 S Wacker Dr
    Suite 2400
    Chicago, IL 60606

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    Last Updated: 10/3/2020

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