Jenner & Block


Mr. Petravicius combines his deep knowledge of IP and technology with his significant experience as a transactional lawyer to provide his clients with practical, business-oriented advice.  Being a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department enables him to work seamlessly with other corporate attorneys on matters in which they are involved.  His strong IP background enables him to add substantial value to transactions involving IP and technology.  Before focusing on transactional work, Mr. Petravicius was an IP litigator and worked on several significant patent infringement cases that went to jury trial.  This experience adds valuable perspective to Mr. Petravicius’ transactional and counseling practice.

He frequently speaks on topics related to IP and technology and has published several articles on the subject.  In 2005, he was awarded the Burton Award for effective legal writing. His speaking engagements include: 

  • Patent Issues in M&A Transactions (Practising Law Institute);
  • Handling IP Issues in Business Transactions (Practising Law Institute); 
  • Top 10 Mistakes in License Agreements (AIPLA – Annual Meeting);
  • Top 11 1/2 Mistakes in License Agreements (Licensing Executives Society – Annual Meeting);
  • Top 10 Mistakes in License Agreements (Licensing Executives Society – Montreal Local Chapter);
  • Da Vinci’s Other Code: Deciphering the Secrets to Successfully Licensing Critical IP (IQPC Licensing Summit);
  • Negotiating Strategic Alliances: Do You Know Where Your IP Is? (Licensing Executives Society – Annual Meeting);
  • Negotiating Strategic Alliances: Do you Know Where Your IP Is? (The Midwest Intellectual Property Institute);
  • Negotiating Alliance Agreements (Kellogg Graduate School of Management – Guest Lecture);
  • Strategic Alliances (John Marshall Law School – Guest Lecture);
  • Protecting IP Rights in Joint Development Agreements and Strategic Alliances (Strafford CLE);
  • Negotiating Alliance Agreements (Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals – National Summit Meeting);
  • Negotiating Strategic Alliances (Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals – Boston Chapter);
  • Outsourcing: How to Structure a Successful Long-Term Relationship (TechLaw Fall International CLE Session);
  • The Promises and Perils of Outsourcing: Legal, Business and Technology Issues that Make or Break Outsourcing Relationships (Breakfast Seminar Co-Sponsored with Acxiom and Swingtide);
  • Protecting Your Business Against Loss of Intellectual Property Assets (TechLaw Annual Meeting);
  • Open Source Warranties and Non-Infringement Indemnities (Enterprise Training for Client);
  • Introduction to Patents, Copyrights and Trade Secrets (Enterprise Training for Client); and
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and Your Company’s IP (InsideCounsel SuperConference).