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Jason K. Schmitz

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222 North LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60601

+1 (312) 609 7660

Jason K. Schmitz

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Jason K. Schmitz has a comprehensive global intellectual property practice that includes transactional and litigation experience.

His transactional IP focus includes extensive experience in evaluating, structuring and managing commercial transactions including IP due diligence for stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures and strategic alliances involving U.S., foreign and multinational corporations. Clients also rely on him for a broad variety of commercial agreements such as technology transfer agreements, software, trademark, patent and know-how licenses, marketing, sales and distribution agreements, joint development agreements, intellectual property assignments and security interest agreements.

 

Mr. Schmitz has extensive experience in evaluating, structuring, negotiating and managing information technology transactions in a wide variety of industries.  He regularly advises multinational companies, startups, emerging growth companies and non-profits on technology development, distribution, license and service agreements relative to their domestic and foreign operations. Mr. Schmitz provides guidance in connection with technologies related to data analytics, internet of things, smart cities, “as a service” platforms and e-commerce.  He also has experience representing companies in connection with licensing enterprise systems and contracting for systems integration and systems development.

 

Mr. Schmitz also partners with his clients on all aspects of U.S. and international trademark search, availability and clearance opinions, trademark registration and trademark portfolio management, trademark litigation avoidance (including coexistence and consent arrangements), trademark and trade dress litigation in federal courts and before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board,and trademark enforcement programs. Mr. Schmitz also counsels clients in the areas of trade secret protection and enforcement, advertising issues, copyright protection, registration and enforcement, intellectual property asset acquisitions and intellectual property issues associated with the use of intellectual property on the Internet.

Jason K. Schmitz

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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1996

Jason K. Schmitz

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Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1999

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Jason K. Schmitz

Shareholder