Amol Parikh - McDermott Will & Emery

Overview


Amol Parikh concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation, counseling and procurement. He draws on his trial and litigation experience in combination with his engineering training to quickly identify intellectual property issues and develop creative strategies to address them. Amol’s work on behalf of clients has earned him recognition in many industry publications. Most recently, Amol was recognized with the International Law Office’s “2019 Client Choice Award” for Intellectual Property in Illinois. The award recognizes “excellent client care” and the “ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market,” and winners may only be nominated by corporate counsel.

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Results


  • Led IP diligence for a private equity fund in the acquisition of and $25 million investment in a diagnostic firm that offers osmolality systems for dry eye disease, including renegotiation of a third-party supply agreement with a foreign partner, a third-party license and royalty agreements with a public university that contained various payment obligations, and a revised employment agreement with the Chief Scientist to address various IP and royalty patent-related issues.
  • Led IP diligence for a private investment firm focused on the health care industry in a $22 million equity commitment to a company specializing in biologics contract development and manufacturing organization from early stage research material generation to process development to contract manufacturing services.
  • Trial and appellate counsel for power tool manufacturer in defensive patent infringement action involving six patents relating to powered nail guns, resulting in complete non-infringement of accused patents (Fed. Cir. and ITC)

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Recognitions


  • Awarded the Asian American Bar Association (AABA) – Chicago’s 2020 Law Firm Partner Diversity Leadership Award, which honors substantial and lasting contributions to the legal profession, as well as the broader Chicago Asian-American community.
  • Awarded International Law Office’s “2019 Client Choice Award” for Intellectual Property in Illinois. Client Choice recognizes those attorneys who provide “excellent client care”. Recipients are recognized for their ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market. Attorneys can only be nominated by corporate counsel.
  • Recognized by Law & Politics as a Super Lawyer (2018-2019, 2021) and Rising Star in Intellectual Property for five consecutive years (2011 to 2015)
  • Recognized by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer (2017)

Community


  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
  • Asian American Bar Association of Chicago Board of Directors
  • South Asian Bar Association of Chicago
  • Ravinia Associates’ Board of Directors

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Credentials


Education
DePaul University College of Law, JD, 2004
Purdue University, BS, Electrical Engineering, 2001

Admissions
Illinois

Courts/Agencies
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (trial bar)
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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