Rick McCaulley brings to bear more than 20 years of experience handling complex patent, trade secret and antitrust disputes, serving as lead counsel in jury and bench trials in U.S. federal courts and before the PTAB, and advising on substantial matters in international courts.
With a degree and deep background in biomedical engineering, Rick has represented major pharmaceutical and medical device companies, including Bausch & Lomb, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Biomet, GN Resound and Nevro, on Hatch-Waxman/ANDA litigation and other types of patent disputes.
Anthony Dowell is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated patent infringement and other complex commercial matters throughout the United States. Tony has litigated matters in diverse technologies including vehicle tracking systems, mobile device apps, software, over the road trailers, contact lenses, sunglasses, asphalt plants, paper making machinery, furniture, gambling devices, maps, home decorations and steam heating systems.
Tony focuses on patent litigation, licensing and the effective monetization of patent rights for inventors and patent owners.
Amit Agarwal is a patent litigator. Amit has represented clients in infringement matters involving electrical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering. Some technology areas involved in Amit’s patent matters include computer networking technology, passive RFID sensors, industrial machine safety devices, gaming devices, and automotive technology. Amit’s clients have ranged from individual inventors to multi-billion dollar entities.
Amit has a graduate degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, a law degree from Berkeley Law, federal judicial clerkship experience in the Central District of California and on the Federal Circuit, as well as the distinct honor of having represented well over a dozen asylum seekers successfully before immigration courts in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Kenley is a Chicago-based attorney who graduated cum laude and magna cum laude from Virginia Tech in 2010 with a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Philosophy, respectively. She obtained her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014.
She began her legal career in higher education, investigating protected status issues primarily falling under Title VII, Title IX, and VAWA. She then returned to her IP-roots and became the Lead Trademark Attorney at a Chicago-based Trademark law firm, where she helped creative individuals build and protect brands around their passions.
Femi is an associate with a practice focusing on intellectual property litigation and counseling. He represents clients in matters involving utility patent, design patent, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, unfair competition, and copyright issues, from both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ perspectives. Having spent three years as a Patent Examiner with the USPTO, Femi also has extensive experience handling patent and trademark prosecution, and regularly counsels clients with regard to IP strategy and portfolio management.
Femi received a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2015 and a B.S., with Honors, in Chemistry from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2010.
Prior to his retirement from the practice of law in 2013, Stephen Sherry spent over thirty years litigating patent cases and other intellectual property related matters. During that time, he represented diverse clients in many different areas of technology and tried numerous cases in U.S. District Courts around the country. Additionally, he was involved in many appellate matters before the Federal Circuit.
Stephen’s prior experience as a seasoned patent litigator is a valuable and unique asset in his current role as Senior Litigation Paralegal assisting our team of attorneys. He brings to that role a career’s worth of knowledge and skill in conducting thorough, comprehensive and conscientious investigative efforts, as well as the ability to assemble and prepare the factual and expert evidence required for successfully pursuing and resolving patent infringement and validity disputes.
Matt Schumann is the Firm’s Chief Financial Officer. In addition to overseeing the Firm’s business operations including finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing communications, Matt serves as a trusted advisor to the partnership in matters relating to business development and Firm strategy.
Prior to joining the Firm, Matt worked with several high growth companies in the technology and life science industries, after starting his career in public accounting where he worked on numerous audit and transaction service engagements.