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Jacob D. Koering

Chicago Resident Director




Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.

University of Wisconsin, B.S.Ch.E.

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Patent Bar at the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Jacob Koering is an intellectual property and technology specialist with nearly 20 years of experience helping companies develop, implement, monetize and protect their technology and intellectual property assets.

Jacob is a principal in the firm's litigation and intellectual property groups, and is founder of the firm's cybersecurity and data privacy practice. Jacob's practice focuses on a wide range of technology issues for his clients, from strategic intellectual property portfolio development, protection, and litigation, to the myriad issues surrounding the retention and protection of critical business data.

Jacob works closely with his clients to understand their business goals and their technology issues to help them intelligently and effectively leverage their intellectual property assets into realized value. He provides clients with strategic business and intellectual property counseling and defends his client's interests in complex commercial, intellectual property, and technology disputes throughout the United States and in front of government regulatory bodies including the International Trade Commission and the patent and trademark office, including Inter Partes Review proceedings.

Jacob also advises and assists clients regarding the retention and protection of business and customer data. From cybersecurity prevention and protection best practices, to understanding the legal and regulatory obligations placed on businesses regarding the use, storage, and transfer of personal, confidential, or otherwise sensitive data, Jacob helps clients prepare for success in the fast-changing environment of data security and data privacy. And, should the worst happen, Jacob has expertise in the execution of incident response plans to a data breach, and can represent clients in resulting regulatory and civil matters.


Illinois Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2018-present; Rising Star, 2008-2015

Future Star, Benchmark Litigation 2009-2018


"IP Protection for Software," American Chamber of Commerce in Poland webinar, June 15, 2021

"China & Global Trade: Responding to Tariff Dodging and Enforcing a Level Playing Field," Michigan World Trade Week, GVSU Van Andel Global Trade Center, May 5, 2021

"International IP Transactions," Bucerius Law School summer program (Germany), July 19, 2019

Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, Detroit chapter, panel, "Data Breach Litigation," Oct. 26, 2018

"CRYPTOCURRENCY: An Investment Risk for Your Clients and a Cybersecurity Headache for Your Firm," Before the Bell breakfast seminar, Birmingham, Mich., June 14, 2018 

"Privilege and Internal Investigations – Protecting Your Need to Know," Miller Canfield, June 14, 2017

ALM Webinar, "After FTC v. Actavis, Now What", Co-presenter, 2013


"New PTAB Rule Could Lead To Rush Of Bids For Vidal's Eye," Quoted, Law360, July 28, 2023

"Businesses seek ways to mitigate data breach risk," Quoted, Crain's Detroit Business, April 18, 2021

"7 overlooked cybersecurity costs that could bust your budget," Quoted, CSO Online, Oct. 5, 2020

"How middle market firms can deal with data security breach threats," Quoted, The Washington Post, Dec. 5, 2016