Brent A. Hawkins is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Chicago office. Brent focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, counseling and procurement. He has served as lead counsel in numerous patent, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition and copyright matters, representing clients in jurisdictions throughout the country. Brent’s practice has embraced a wide range of technologies including, most recently, prescription topical pharmaceutical products, internet based technology, consumer electronics hardware and software, photo processing, diesel engine, and consumer housewares.
In addition to his litigation experience, Brent has prosecuted patent applications in the mechanical, electro-mechanical and software arts. He has also preformed due diligence investigation, provided counseling and rendered opinions in connection with the sale or acquisition of businesses or targeted business assets involving various technologies, including: multi-band antenna technology, wireless communication technology, ethernet switching technology, semiconductor technology, diesel engine technology, paper converting technology, optical elements and current control regulators for lighting systems and polymer intermediates. Brent has also represented clients in appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Brent is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.