Areas of Practice
Education
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • University of Wyoming, B.S., 1994
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Southern District of Michigan
  • US District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • US District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • US Patent and Trademark Office

Kelly Eberspecher

Partner
115 South LaSalle Street
Suite 3100
Chicago IL 60603
TEL: +1 312 577 1272
FAX: +1 312 577 1370

Kelly Eberspecher is a seasoned first-chair intellectual property litigator who represents clients in district courts throughout the country and in proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. In Post Grant Proceedings alone, he currently serves as lead counsel in nearly a dozen active matters and has established a high institution rate when challenging patents.

Mr. Eberspecher’s practice spans a broad range of technical realms, including electrical and software technologies, medical devices, chemical compositions, mechanical methods and devices, and pharmaceuticals. He litigates a variety of trademark matters arising under the Lanham Act, as well as cases involving trade secrets and copyrights.

In addition to his demanding legal practice, Mr. Eberspecher is a respected National Institute of Trial Advocacy instructor and has served on committees for the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section. In recognition of his leadership in the field, Mr. Eberspecher has been named a Leading Lawyers Network Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer on numerous occasions and has been listed in Illinois Super Lawyers for intellectual property litigation every year since 2010.

Additionally, he is a veteran of the US Navy where he served as a SEAL team member conducting special operations.

Representative Matters

  • Representing Panduit in patent infringement action involving eight patents relating to electrical and mechanical components.
  • Representing Panduit in IPR challenging patent for High Density and Bandwidth Fiber Optic Apparatuses and Related Equipment and Methods. Institution granted.
  • Representing Panduit in IPR challenging patent for Fiber Optic Equipment Guides and Rails Configured with Stopping Position(s), and Related Equipment and Methods. Institution granted.
  • Representing Panduit in IPR challenging patent for Optical Polarity Modules and Systems. Institution granted.
  • Representing Panduit in IPR challenging patent for Optical Polarity Modules and Systems. Institution granted.

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Chair and Vice Chair, Economics of the Profession Committee, IP Section
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association