With 35+ years’ experience, Donald W. Rupert has handled over 100 IP litigation matters in the chemical, consumer products, heavy equipment, pharmaceutical, and computer industries.  He has been lead trial counsel in jury and bench trials, in the US and internationally, and lead appellate counsel in IP appeals; he has also acted as lead IP attorney in commercial transactions having a cumulative value of over $15 billion.  His skills have been acknowledged by Martindale-Hubbell® (AV rating), Best Lawyers in America, Leading Lawyers, and The Legal 500, which noted that clients describe him as a "person of ethics and integrity, with strong expertise."

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Miami University, B.S., Chemistry

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Canadian Patent Office
  • Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

  • The Richard Linn American Inn of Court

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Donald W. Rupert

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With 35+ years’ experience, Donald W. Rupert has handled over 100 IP litigation matters in the chemical, consumer products, heavy equipment, pharmaceutical, and computer industries.  He has been lead trial counsel in jury and bench trials, in the US and internationally, and lead appellate counsel in IP appeals; he has also acted as lead IP attorney in commercial transactions having a cumulative value of over $15 billion.  His skills have been acknowledged by Martindale-Hubbell® (AV rating), Best Lawyers in America, Leading Lawyers, and The Legal 500, which noted that clients describe him as a "person of ethics and integrity, with strong expertise."

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Donald W. Rupert

Donald W. Rupert

Donald W. Rupert

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Miami University, B.S., Chemistry

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Canadian Patent Office
  • Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

  • The Richard Linn American Inn of Court

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