Biography

Jeremy R. Kriegel is listed in Chambers USA as a "key individual" at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun. Chambers 2013 praises the "thorough[ness] in his consideration of the issues and their potential impact on his client’s business," and his "innovative insight and creative solutions." Chambers 2012 says he "is known for his work in medical device patents. He is well-respected by his peers for his expertise in patent prosecution." Mr. Kriegel reliably guides clients in such industries as medical devices and consumer products, and across all phases of the product life-cycle. His clients find he readily grasps complex IP rights and business issues, building from his training in mechanical engineering. Detail-oriented by nature, he navigates clients toward optimal business positions through careful counsel and forward-thinking intellectual property strategies.

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Rochester, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Rochester, Certificate of Management, public sector analysis

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Mr. Kriegel secured numerous patents for a global innovator of automated bottling, labeling, and quality control systems. He coordinated patent applications on consumer packaging and injection molding innovations for a Fortune 100 company. He has also counseled several medical device developers and manufacturers through patent application processes and freedom to practice issues, carefully guiding the companies protected significant advancements in catheters, orthopedic devices, breastpumps, and ostomy products. As a result, they were able to bring to market products that have helped many people realize increased comfort and dignity after surgery, as well as an improved quality of life. In addition, he served as patent interference counsel in cases ranging from paper shredders to window shade pull devices and steered an industry-leading maker of injection-molded components for drainage and septic products through a myriad of issues during the entire life cycle of its products, from early design through product launch and beyond. In balancing patentable opportunities with infringement clearance concerns, he eased this innovative company’s products’ route to significant market successes.

Mr. Kriegel has also guided company innovations in such areas as:

  • Intravenous drug delivery systems
  • Dental instruments
  • Gravity-feed shelving
  • Furniture components
  • In-line bottling technology
  • Ink jet printing technology
  • Meat processing equipment
  • Fluid control systems
  • On-site waste systems
  • Retail displays
  • Railcar decking and door hangers
  • Consumer products
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing equipment technology

BACKGROUND AND CREDENTIALS

Jeremy R. Kriegel prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patents in a wide range of mechanical technologies. He also helps lead companies' products to market by counseling on patent and trademark infringement, licensing, patent validity, right-to-make issues, and product marking. In addition, he is experienced in patent and trademark licensing, trademark litigation and prosecution matters, as well as Internet domain name disputes.

He has also represented clients in patent litigation matters, including participation in all phases of discovery, Markman hearings, and settlement negotiations.

His approach to securing patents begins with solid analysis and attention to detail. Then he leads clients through the process, simplifying complex issues for them. He works closely with them all along the way, being easily accessible to clients and helping them avoid pitfalls and realize commercial advantages within the nuanced, ever-changing world of intellectual property law.

He received his J.D. in 1995 from Washington University School of Law (St. Louis, MO). He received his B.S., with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate in Management Studies, with a concentration in Public Sector Analysis, from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) in 1992, where he was inducted into the honors society Tau Beta Pi. While in law school, Mr. Kriegel served on the law review editorial board as Notes and Comments editor for the Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Edward M. Thomas of the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • "Avoiding Patent Prosecution Pitfalls Under Edward Lifesciences v. Cook Medical, and the AIA," Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Business Development Course – Medical Devices, November 2014.
  • "IP Treaty Implementation – Answers to the Questions Patent Administrators Should be Asking,” Association of Legal Administrators webinar, January 2014.
  • "5 Ramifications of USPTO Patent Owner ID Requirements," Law360 (IP and Securities sections), March 3, 2014.
  • Speaker, "The America Invents Act at Two Years,"Association of Legal Administrators IP Retreat (Maryland), September 2013.
  • Keynote speaker, "The America Invents Act – What Patent Administrators Need to Know," Association of Legal Administrators IP Retreat. September 2012.

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COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • He has twice co-chaired the Chicago Bar Association's national moot court competition.
  • A volunteer for the Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance (CIPA), Mr. Kriegel mentors law students interested in careers in intellectual property law and also judges high school science students on behalf of CIPA at the Chicago Science Fair.
  • A volunteer practicing attorney “coach” for the Chicago Committee LegalTrek program in which he mentors college students from historically underrepresented groups, helping them to develop and hone contract negotiation techniques while encouraging them to attend law school and pursue careers in the legal profession.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Advanced Interactive v. Matsushita, Thomson Consumer Electronics,* et al. (local counsel)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement
Area(s) of practice: Electrical Arts/Computer Software

American Drillbox* v. Beckett
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement
Area(s) of practice: Mechanical Arts

ASC Machine Tools, Inc. v. The Bradbury Company*
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Case Type(s): Trade Secrets
Area(s) of practice: Trade Secrets, Mechanical Arts

Belden Wire & Cable v. Cable Design Technologies, Inc.* (local counsel)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement
Area(s) of practice: Mechanical Arts

Black & Decker, Inc. v. The Coleman Company*
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Case Type(s): Trade Secrets
Area(s) of practice: Trade Secrets, Mechanical Arts

*Party Represented

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