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Michael G. Kelber co-chairs Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Intellectual Property practice group. He represents and counsels individuals and corporations in all aspects of intellectual property law and related transactions and litigation. He has represented clients in copyright, trademark and patent litigation, including seeking and defending temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and summary judgment motions. He has prepared and prosecuted thousands of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications. Michael has also drafted and negotiated patent, trademark and software development licenses, and information technology outsourcing and development agreements, as well as music and book publishing agreements and film and video production and distribution agreements.
Before and during law school, Michael spent six years working for MCI Communications Corporation, where he managed the telecommunications needs for all of MCI’s internal offices from the Midwest to the Northeast regions of the U.S.
Michael is a member of the International Trademark Association and American Intellectual Property Law Association. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2016 in the area of Trademark Law. Michael is also listed in the 2016 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers. Michael teaches a course at Chicago-Kent College of Law titled “IP Advocacy: Administrative & Appellate.”