April 03, 2014

Jenner & Block LLP today announces that well-respected patent litigation attorney Louis E. Fogel has joined the firm as a partner in our Chicago office.  He is a member of the firm’s Patent Litigation & Counseling Practice.

Louis counsels clients in all aspects of patent litigation to help businesses achieve their strategic and scientific goals.  He has substantial experience in sophisticated patent litigation matters affecting a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biological drugs, medical devices, chemicals and consumer electronics.  Before earning his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, Louis completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago.

“Existing and new clients will appreciate the breadth and depth of Louis’ capabilities,” said Susan C. Levy, Jenner & Block’s managing partner.  “We are excited to have him on board.”

Jenner & Block is actively building out its pharmaceutical and life sciences practice, which requires a team with strong technical depth.  The firm has several partners and associates with robust technical credentials, including bachelors and advanced degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering and other related fields. 

“Louis has demonstrated the ability to execute high-end patent work.  Coupled with his Ph.D. in Chemistry and his experience working on a variety of life sciences matters, Louis’ arrival signals the firm’s commitment to adding important depth to our patent litigation team,” said Terrence J. Truax, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Patent Litigation & Counseling Practice.  “Louis can immediately deliver on current matters and those in the pipeline.”

With more than 10 years of trial experience gained while at Ropes & Gray LLP and Sidley Austin LLP, he has been involved in all phases of complex patent litigation from pre-trial investigation and strategy development through appeal.  He has significant experience advising clients regarding Hatch-Waxman Act litigation.  He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Louis said, “Jenner & Block’s reputation for excellence and creativity in litigation is well-known and well-deserved.  I am excited to be part of this team of seasoned and successful trial attorneys.  My scientific research background and patent litigation experience will dovetail nicely with helping to expand the firm’s platform in handling complex patent litigation matters.”