Adrienne B. Naumann

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Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Skokie, IL

Law Office of Adrienne B. Naumann
 | 8210 North Tripp, Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 847-329-8185
Fax: 847-329-8750
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property
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    Ms. Naumann earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law with high honors and as a published member of the Law Review. She also holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois where she was the recipient of grants, research assistantships and teaching assistantships. Ms. Naumann was elected to the Nu Pi Sigma Honorary Society at the University of Chicago.

    Admitted to practice in Illinois, Ms. Naumann is licensed to appear before federal courts including the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal Circuit. Ms. Naumann has provided intellectual property law for 29 years, and she provides this expertise with flat attorney fees for patent, trademark and copyright prosecution as well as trade secrets. 

    Ms. Naumann currently serves as secretary and board member of the University of Chicago Women’s Alliance. Over the past year, Ms. Naumann has hosted two attorney colleagues who each presented on legal topics for this University's alumni.

    Ms. Naumann has also served upon the e-discovery pilot program committee for the 7th Circuit Bar Association and the Alumni Board of Directors at the Illinois Institute of Technology. During her tenure on the e-discovery pilot committee, Ms. Naumann presented on e-discovery topics and drafted a comprehensive proposal to reduce e-litigation costs for small and medium sized entities. Ms. Naumann has also served as Chairman of the Science, Technology and Law committee for the Chicago Bar Association, and she currently remains a member of this Association.

    Ms. Naumann has written  and published extensively on a wide range of cutting-edge intellectual property topics.  Ms. Naumann is also a faculty member of the company APEXCLE where she has recorded her original intellectual property presentations over  a period of eight years. These video presentations are generally ninety minutes in length and are distributed nationally for CLE credit to participating attorneys. Ms. Naumann's next APEX CLE intellectual property presentation is currently scheduled for June 22, 2020 . In 2919  Ms. Naumann presented an online 90 minutes intellectual property  presentation for Pincus Communications, Inc.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Intellectual Property
    Focus Areas

    Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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    About Adrienne Naumann

    Admitted: 1984, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://www.naumannpatentcopyright.com/About/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Graduation with HIGH HONORS, American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • from 2017-2020, Rated A+, Better Business Bureau of Northern Illinois, 2020
    • Argonne National Laboratory, Summer Internship
    • Recipient of Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research
    • Nu Pi Sigma Honorary Society, University of Chicago, Member
    • Chicago-Kent Law Review, Published Member
    • Chicago Bar Association, Member
    • Teaching and Research Assistantships, University of Illinois

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Federal Seventh Circuit Bar, Member
    • Former Chairman, Science, Technology and Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association
    • University of Chicago’s Women’s Alliance, Board Member and Secretary
    • Federal Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Member
    • Seventh Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program Committee
    • Federal Circuit Bar, Member
    • Illinois Institute of Technology Alumni Board of Directors, Past Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • This article discusses this recent Surpreme Court decision which held that Congress did not have constitutional authority to enact the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act., Sole author, Who's the Pirate Here? Allan v. Cooper, Intellectual Property for Business People, Attorneys, Paralegals And Business People Worldwide, 2020
    • Discussion of a recent U. S. Supreme Court decision holding that annotations which are an integral  part of an official state code, and  prepared under the authority of the state legislature, are not copyright eligible in the United States.  In particular, the Court resolved that works prepared by state officials during their official duties are within the scope of the government edits doctrine, and therefore these works are not copyright eligible on this basis.          , Sole Author, Peaches, peanuts and statutes oh my! Georgia v. Public.Resource, Intellectual Property for Business People, Attorneys, Paralegals And Business People Word Wide, 2020
    • This  article details the background and holding of the U. S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit,  and wherein the court affirmed the Patent Office Trial and Appeal Board decision in The University of California et al.  v. The Broad Institute et al. litigation. In its  decision the Federal Circuit held that the in vitro bioengineered invention of the University of California was a distinct and separate invention from the in vivo bioengineered invention of the Broad Institute.  , Sole author, Loose Lips Sink Ships, Intellectual Property for Business People, Attorneys, Business People Wordwide, Paralegals, 2020
    • Title of article: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime: Halo Electronics, Inc.  v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. This U.s. supreme  Court decision restored a trial court's discreton to award treble damages for patent infringement based upon evidence solely for subjective bad faith. , writer, Author, Friendly Passages November/December 2016, Legal, 2016
    • This article discusses judicial decisions which resolve threatened misappropriation claims under the Act., Sole author, Inevitable Disclosure under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, Intellectual Property for Business People, Attorneys, Business People World Wide, Paralegals, 2020
    • This article addresses recent judicial decisions interpreting the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act. In particular, there are discrepancies in interpretation with respect to the necessary elements for threatened misappropriation. So far, the appellate circuit or state in which a federal district court sits appears to determine the evidentiary or allegation requirements for a plaintiff., Author: Adrienne B. Naumann, Esq., Plain old run of the mill threatened misappropriation, Intellectual Property for Business People, Attorneys, Paralegals And Business People Wordwide, 2020
    • This pending United States Supreme Court decision will resolve whether a computer program's (i) organization and (ii) specific code forcomputer instructions are each, in and of themselves, copyright eligible. If they are copyright eligible does copying of these computer instructions and the computer program organization without authorization compriise fair use?, Author: Adrienne B. Naumann, Esq., Declarations of Independence? Google v. Oracle, Intellectual Property for Business People, Attorneys, Paralegals And Business People Worldwide, 2020
    • This Supreme Court pending decision will resolve whether two generic terms comprising a single logo are ever eligible for trademark status in the United States. More specifically, can 'booking' which is generic for hotel reservation services, and the internet domain identifier '.com,' be combined to create a trademark eligible descriptive mark?, Author: Adrienne B. Naumann, Esq., Book of (Generic?) Business: USPTO v. Booking.com, Intellectual Property for Business People, And Business People World Wide, Attorneys, Paralegals, 2020
    • This recent United States Supreme Court decision confirms a wide scope of non-appealable patent office decisions in inter partes review which are non-appealable. Specifically, in this instance the patent office's decision to commence an inter parties review  is not subject to judicial review  even though the statutory deadline to submit the initial petition had expired. , Author: Adrienne B. Naumann, Esq., Thryv is Thriving! Thryv v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP, Intellectual Property for Business People, Attorneys, Paralegals And Businesspeople Wordwide, 2020
    • This article is a discussion of the recent United States Supreme Court decision addressing the statutory trademark infringement remedy of defendant's profits., Author: Adrienne B. Naumann, Esq., Beware of whom you hook up with: Romag Fasteners v. Fossil, Intellectual Property for Businesspeople, Attorneys, Business Communities Worldwide, Paralegals, 2020
    • This book addresses in detail the significant judicial decisions and statutory provisions of the United States federal Defend Trade Secrets Act. It also addresses in detail the United States Supreme Court  intellectual property decisions for the 2018-2019 term. This book is approximately 120 pages in length., Author: Adrienne B. Naumann, Esq., United States Federal Intellectual Property Developments 2018-2019, Publisher: Pincus Professional Education, Business Communities , International Attorney, Paralegal, 2019
    • FRIENDLY PASSAGES is a law journal published by the Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library of St. Lucie County, Florida., scholarly publication about recent updates in trade secret protection, "Don't Let Your Cat or Trade Secrets Out of the Bag", FRIENDLY PASSAGES Summer 2018, pp. 25, 27 and 28. , All Attorneys, 2018
    • Intellectual Property for Business Persons, Author, Author: Adrienne B. Naumann, Esq., United States Federal Intellectual Property Developments 2018-2019, Publisher: Pincus Professional Education, 2019

    Transactions:

    • Review of client's 80 page manuscript entitled "Improving Healthcare & Retail Customer Experiences" for proper citation to the appropriate source; proper designation of intellectual property ownership such as United States trademark and copyright symbols; identification of manuscript passages carrying possible tort liability for claims such as, but not exclusively,  false light, invasion of privacy, and defamation.  , 2020
    • Draft of assignment of rights from LLC members to the LLC, and on behalf of sixth client/author-artist., 2019
    • Settlement of cease and desist claim from seventh client's former employer., 2019
    • Draft of non-disclosure transfer of rights agreements for third parties, and prepared on behalf of a sixth client/author-artist., 2020
    • Draft of non-disclosure transfer of rights agreement for second inventor for potential licensees and developers, 2019
    • Draft of non-disclosure transfer of rights agreement for inventor-client to present to third parties, and especially potential manufacturing licensees; draft of introductory letter to potential manufacturing licensees for the same inventor-client.  , 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Election to the Board of Directors for the University of Chicago Alumni Club, 2019
    • continued A+ rating from Better Business Bureau of Northern Illinois
    • Re-election to the national University of Chicago Women's Alliance Alumni Board of Directors as Program Coordinator. Election to the national University of Chicago Alumni Club Board of Directors, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • M.S., University of Illinois
    • B.A., University of Chicago 

    Industry Groups

    • Artists
    • Businesses
    • computer programmers.
    • Inventors
    • Writers
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    8210 North Tripp
    Skokie, IL 60076

    Phone: 847-329-8185

    Fax: 847-329-8750

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