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Jeffrey M. Drake






John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2003

Washington University in St. Louis, B.S. 2000

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Federal Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

Jeffrey Drake focuses his practice on the procurement and enforcement of patents, copyrights, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property. 

As lead trial counsel, Jeffrey litigates patent matters for a wide variety of clients in federal courts across the country. He has experience in many different technologies and industries, including software, pharmaceutical compositions, animal health products, power tools, medical devices, telecommunications, sports equipment, pressure seal mailers, motorcycles, video gaming, and automobile aftermarket collision replacement products. In addition, Jeffrey has experience litigating Hatch-Waxman cases. 

Previously Jeffrey worked at an intellectual property boutique in Chicago where he gained experience in all aspects of intellectual property litigation including fact and expert discovery, summary judgment and trial proceedings.

Representative Matters

Reported and Published Decisions

Motio, Inc. v. Avnet, Inc., 154 F. Supp.3d 434 (E.D. Texas 2016)

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., et al. v Barr Laboratories, Inc., et al., 2011 WL 3288394 (Fed. Cir.)

TriMed, Inc. v Stryker Corp., 514 F.3d 1256 (Fed. Cir. 2008)


Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, 2015

Illinois Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, Rising Star, 2012-2018


"The Most Common IP Issues Subject to Litigation in the U.S.," American Chamber of Commerce in Poland webinar, June 1, 2021

"Buying and Selling Intellectual Property," Webinar, Financial Poise, Chicago, Illinois, October 10, 2018

"Nuts and Bolts of Patents," Webinar, Financial Poise, Chicago, Illinois, March 14, 2018

"Biometric Information Privacy Act," co-presenter with Bob Zielinski, Miller Canfield, October 11, 2017

"A Primer on Patent and IP Issues," Miller Canfield, October 26, 2016

"Medicinal Cannabis: A Legal Briefing for Illinois Licensees," March 31, 2015

"The Economic Espionage Act," Motorola Mobility, March 18, 2015

"The Patent Battles: How to Do the Right Thing Without Caving into Unfair Suits," IRCE, Chicago, Illinois, June 11, 2014

"What You Need to Know About the New USPTO Code of Professional Responsibility," (Panelist), Annual Corporate Intellectual Property Law Conference, Law Bulletin Seminars, February 13, 2013, Chicago, Illinois


"21st Century Patent Law" (Quoted), Asia IP, September 2013

"A Split Decision for Barnes & Noble in a Patent Lawsuit," (Quoted), Internet Retailer, March 18, 2013

"How Gunn v Minton Will Impact Patent Malpractice Cases," (co-author Michael Palizzi), Law360, February 22, 2013

"Generic Top-Level Domain Names: adopting brands," E-Commerce Law & Policy, July 2012