Amol Parikh - McDermott Will & Emery


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 “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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  • 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 all patents (Fed. Cir. and ITC)
  • Trial counsel for wood-pellet grill manufacturer in a patent infringement case against competitor involving cloud connected technology, resulting in final determination of infringement and remedial orders barring importation and sale of infringing products (ITC)
  • Trial counsel for plaintiff in multi-patent case against competitor in the power tool industry; case settled favorably on the eve of trial (D. Del.)

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  • 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, 2022-2023) and Rising Star in Intellectual Property for five consecutive years (2011 to 2015)
  • Recognized by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer (2017)
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2023 to 2024


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


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

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