Harry J. Roper is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is nationally recognized as one of the foremost trial lawyers in the intellectual property field and has extensive experience as lead trial counsel in complex patent litigation cases. National and international companies seek his counsel on patent infringement matters related to such areas as computer software, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, medical devices, computer systems and software. Mr. Roper has tried many jury and non-jury patent cases and has argued numerous appeals in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Roper has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA in the area of intellectual property. He was named a “Champion of Justice” in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America and was named among the “Top 100 Business Lawyers” in Illinois by members of the Leading Lawyers Network. Mr. Roper is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Roper has written and lectured extensively on patent infringement, trade secret, and antitrust litigation matters. He served on the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Committee on Jury Instructions and has been a past Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. He has also been a frequent participant in the ALI-ABA series “The Trial of a Patent Case.”