Vedder Price

Robert S. Rigg

Shareholder

Chair, Intellectual Property Group
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Group

222 North LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60601

+1 (312) 609 7766

Robert S. Rigg

Shareholder

Chair, Intellectual Property Group
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Group

Robert S. Rigg is a Shareholder and Chair of Vedder Price's Intellectual Property group and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation group.

He concentrates his practice in all areas of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets law with a primary focus on patent infringement.  

He has a special focus in the areas of complex patent infringement litigation of all types of technology, including heavy machinery, pharmaceutical, chemistry and computer technology as well as business method patents. He has appeared as lead counsel in numerous federal district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission and is a member of the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In addition to his litigation experience, he has counseled clients on intellectual property asset management, the procurement and enforcement of patents, trademark and copyrights, interference proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, licensing and confidentiality agreements.

Mr. Rigg is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. In addition, he received an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice area from 2012 to 2017. He has been selected by his peers from 2013 to 2017 as a Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Rigg has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in 2016 and 2017.

Robert S. Rigg

Shareholder

Chair, Intellectual Property Group
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Group

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1990, with distinction
  • Purdue University, B.S., 1987

Robert S. Rigg

Shareholder

Chair, Intellectual Property Group
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Group

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1992

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2016

Robert S. Rigg

Shareholder

Chair, Intellectual Property Group
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Group

Robert S. Rigg

Shareholder

Chair, Intellectual Property Group
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Group

Blogs

Mr. Rigg contributes to our Media & Privacy Risk Report blog. To view it, please click here.