Overview

Steven E. Jedlinski is a trial lawyer with a national practice litigating all types of complex intellectual property disputes. He is widely recognized and sought after for his experience with patent and trade secret matters. His patent experience includes litigating and counseling client’s regarding the myriad of unique and ever-changing issues surrounding standard essential patents (SEPs) and design patents.

Mr. Jedlinski regularly practices in venues around the country including federal trial and appellate courts, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As a registered attorney before the USPTO, Mr. Jedlinski has significant experience in post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB ) often in parallel with related district court litigation. Mr. Jedlinski’s deep litigation experience includes obtaining significant results from preliminary injunction proceedings through trial and ultimately appeal.

Mr. Jedlinski's practice is distinguished by his technical knowledge, gained while earning a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering; his extensive litigation experience; and his tenacious personality, which propelled him from a walk-on to a leadership role as a Big Ten collegiate athlete. He crafts and implements efficient strategies for achieving real business solutions whether facing off against an industry competitor, a non-practicing entity or rogue former business partner. Leading companies in various industries, including medical devices, consumer products, telecommunications, electronics, financial services, hospitality and retail, value Mr. Jedlinski's breadth of knowledge and experience, as well as his successful track record for clients involved in significant patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, unfair competition and false advertising matters.

His accomplishments include:

  • invalidating numerous claims in PTAB proceedings
  • defeating a preliminary injunction after significant discovery in a trade dress and false advertising case
  • winning several early dispositive motions invalidating patents based on ineligible subject matter, including summary affirmances by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • forcing dismissal of patent holders' case against a major retailer without payment or confidentiality while summary judgment motions were pending
  • defending hardware manufacturers and end-users against claims alleging infringement of SEPs directed to the 802.11x wireless networking standard
  • obtaining a consent judgment from a trademark infringer

In addition to his practice, Mr. Jedlinski writes and speaks on intellectual property issues and is one of the editors of Holland & Knight's Trade Secret Blog. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for Northwestern University's Biomedical Engineering Department and the Chicago chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. Mr. Jedlinski was a walk-on, four-year starter and captain of his collegiate soccer team, and he played in Major League Soccer's Reserve League.

Experience

  • Represented generic pharmaceutical company in patent infringement action under the Hatch-Waxman Act regarding the oral contraceptive Lo Loestrin® Fe (Warner Chilcott LLC v. Watson Laboratories, Inc., D. N.J.).
  • Represented defendant in patent infringement lawsuit involving nutraceuticals (The Tawnsaura Group, LLC v. NOW Health Group, Inc., C.D. Cal.).
  • Representing defendant in patent infringement lawsuit regarding CoQ10 (Jarrow Formulas, Inc. v. NOW Health Group, Inc., C.D. Cal., Fed. Cir.).
  • Represented defendant in patent infringement lawsuit regarding search bar functionality (Interface IP v. Ikea, D. Del.).
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving illumination system for direct part mark readers (Microscan Systems, Inc. v. Cognex Corporation, S.D. New York.)
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving flooring installation (OSBE Parket et al. v. Foam Products Corp.,N.D. Ill.).
  • Represented Office Depot as lead counsel in a patent infringement suit involving retractable data cords (Retractable Cord Technologies v. Office Depot, N.D. Ga.).
  • Represented plaintiff in patent infringement lawsuit involving storm water detention systems (StormTrap LLC v. Oldcastle Precast, Inc. D. N.J.).
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving medical device (Neurowave Medical Technologies LLC v. Comfort Quest, Inc et al, N.D. Ill.).
  • Representing plaintiff in patent infringement lawsuit involving housewares (Meyer Intellectual Properties Limited et al v. Bodum, Inc., N.D. Ill., Fed. Cir.).
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving e-book reader (Innovative Automation, LLC v. Kobo, Inc, E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving QR code technology (Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, E.D. Tex.)
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving registered card technology (Rewards Network Inc. v. Thanks Again, LLC, N.D. Ill.).
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving registered card technology (Rewards Network Inc. v. Rainbow Rewards, S.D. Fla.).
  • Represented defendant in lawsuit involving shipment tracking technology (Eclipse IP LLC v. Cobra Electronics, N.D. Ill).
  • Represented patent owner in patent infringement lawsuit regarding overhead shelving (One-O-Nine Investments vs. Knape and Vogt Manufacturing Company, D. Az.).
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving product recommendation technology (Pinpoint Incorporated v. Staples, Inc., N.D. Ill.).
  • Representing patent owner in patent infringement lawsuit regarding overhead shelving (Eagle Industrial Group vs. Knape and Vogt Manufacturing Company, C.D. Cal.).
  • Represented Meijer, Inc. and Hy-Vee, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit involving store locator technology for websites (LBS Innovations LLC v. Citgo Petroleum Corporation et al., E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving e-book systems (Innovative Automation, LLC v. Vital Source Technologies, E.D. Tex.)
  • Representing defendant in lawsuit involving digital coupon system (Advanced Marketing Systems v. Hy-Vee, Inc., W.D. Wis.).
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving registered card technology (Rewards Network Inc. v. Zavee, S.D. Fla.).
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving shipment tracking technology (Eclipse IP LLC v. Acushnet Company,E.D. Tex.).
  •  defendant in patent infringement lawsuit regarding emergency notification system(911 Notify, LLC v. BSM Wireless Inc.,D. Del.)
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving shipment tracking technology (Eclipse IP LLC v. CSX Corporation, N.D. Ill).
  • Represented defendant in patent infringement lawsuit regarding ticket option technology (Smart Options, LLC v. Ticket2Final, Ltd. et al, W.D. Wis.).
  • Represented Herman Miller in a patent infringement lawsuit involving store locator technology for websites (GeoTag LLC v. Gucci America Inc. et al., E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented Office Depot in a patent infringement lawsuit involving web based greeting card systems (Express Card Systems v. Office Depot, E.D. Tex.)
  • Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving rotatable connectors (Ideative Product Ventures v. Jasco Products, E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented GE and Jasco Products in a patent infringement lawsuit involving remote controls with luminescent sheets (Katrinecz et al. v. General Electric et al., W.D. Tex.).
  • Represented G6 Hospitality against claims alleging infringement based upon the 802.11x wireless networking standard (Innovatio IP Ventures v. ABC Corporation et al., N.D. Ill.).
  • Represented defendants in patent infringement lawsuit involving telephone systems (Brandywine Comm. Technologies v. LG-Ericsson Co., Ltd. et al., C.D. Cal.).
  • Represented defendant in patent infringement lawsuit involving air conditioning control system (ABT Systems LLC v. Robertshaw Controls Co., N.D. Ill.).
  • Represented defendant in patent infringement lawsuit involving telephone systems (Brandywine Comm. Technologies v. Vertical Communications, Inc., C.D. Cal.).
  • Represented Hy-Vee in a patent infringement lawsuit involving web based greeting card systems (Express Card Systems v. Hy-Vee,E.D. Tex.)
  • Represented supplier and twenty plus customer defendants in a patent infringement lawsuit involving therapeutic cold pack (Der Ovanesian v. Modular Thermal Technologies, Inc. et al, D. Fla.).

  • Represented plaintiff in a trademark infringement and dilution lawsuit (Caymus Vineyards v. Caymus Corporation et al., D. Az.)
  • Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement lawsuit with former distributor (Simpson-Delco LLC v. Rahsco Mfg., N.D. Ill.).
  • Represented defendant in trademark infringement lawsuit (Craft Distillers, Inc. v. American Craft Distillers’ Association, Inc., N.D. Cal.).
  • Represented plaintiff in a trademark infringement lawsuit involving pneumonic telephone number (Mountain Marketing Group, LLC v. Heimerl & Lammers, LLC, W.D. Wis.).
  • Representing defendant in trade dress infringement lawsuit regarding housewares (Bodum USA, Inc. v. Lifetime Brands, Inc. et al, N.D. Ill.).
  • Representing defendant in trademark infringement lawsuit (DM Luxury, LLC v. Celebrity Cruises, Inc., N.D. Ill.).
  • Representing plaintiff in a trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit (Cervezas Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma SA de CV v. KCI, Inc. et al., D. N.J.).

Credentials

Education
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Dean's List
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Illinois
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Memberships
  • Concussion Legacy Foundation, Chicago Chapter, Advisory Board 
  • Northwestern University Department of Biomedical Engineering, Advisory Board
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2014-2020
  • Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2015-2018

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