John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2003
Washington University in St. Louis, B.S. 2000
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.
Represented Motio, Inc. in multi-case patent litigation against Avnet, Inc. involving business intelligence software. Served as lead trial counsel for Motio in 8-day jury trial in which patent was found valid and infringed. Motio was awarded seven figures in damages.
Served as co-lead counsel for defendant in patent litigation involving electronic locks for cargo security.
Served as Illinois counsel in numerous patent, trademark, and other intellectual property cases.
Represented Mediterranean restaurant chain in trademark dispute involving claims of analogous use.
Advised internet retailer in copyright litigation relating to allegations photographs were impermissibly used to sell merchandise.
Secured expeditious settlement for a large multi-national corporation in a patent litigation involving abrasive articles used to repair, polish and finish coatings and surfaces.
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-present
"The Patent Battles: How to Do the Right Thing Without Caving in to 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
- The Patent Battles: How to Do the Right Thing Without Caving into Unfair Suits