Reginald J. Hill is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling. Corporations seek his help with a variety of matters including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, particularly related to technology. He has served as lead counsel in bench and jury trials, appeals, PTAB trials, Markman hearings and arbitrations. His breadth of experience includes more than 25 years in the exploitation, procurement, development and protection of intellectual property in a wide range of technologies, including computers, digital communications, Internet and emerging technologies.
Mr. Hill is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. In 2003, Diversity & the Bar recognized him as one of the top intellectual property lawyers of color in the country. Every year since 2008, Mr. Hill has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer in intellectual property. Mr. Hill is a member of the Patent Litigation and Counseling and Trademark, Advertising and Unfair Competition Practices, as well as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Mr. Hill served as chair of the Illinois State Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section Council in 2001. His community work centers around opportunities for youth and includes serving as a member of the board of directors for Chicago Scholars. Before practicing law, Mr. Hill spent 10 years as an electrical engineer in research and product development with AT&T Bell Laboratories and Motorola, distinguishing himself in the design and development of computer hardware and architectures for audio and video technology.