Tron Fu represents clients in a variety of industries in many aspects of intellectual property litigation. As an MBA graduate and founder of both an Internet service company and software company, he has first-hand understanding of clients’ business needs. Mr. Fu employs this experience to develop and execute strategies that protect his clients' intellectual property interests.
He was selected for inclusion in the Illinois Rising Stars® lists in 2016 and 2017, featuring outstanding young attorneys in the state.
Mr. Fu has advised and defended clients on matters relating to patent, trademark, copyright infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets in such industries and products as:
- Software and Business Methods
- Mechanical Devices
- Consumer Products
In addition to helping clients enforce and defend their intellectual property rights through litigation in state and federal courts, Mr. Fu also counsels clients on other intellectual property issues such as patentability, trademark dilution, and unfair competition.
Background and Credentials
Mr. Fu earned a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude, where he was a member of the school’s Dean’s list. He has demonstrated expertise in the business industry by founding both Sol Tec, Inc., an Internet service company and Riverwatcher, Inc., a software company that licensed software products to clients such as the Super Bowl. Mr. Fu also received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and served as an adjunct professor at the Kendall College Business School, where he was a member of the advisory board. In addition to his success in academia and the business profession, Mr. Fu is very well versed in current Internet and web technologies, has been a judge on the Chicago Urban Debate League and is fluent in Chinese.
- University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, Dean's List)
- The University of Chicago (M.B.A.)
- General Management and Organizational Behaviors
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S.)
- Computer Science and Anthropology
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- Admitted to practice pro hac vice in various district courts throughout the U.S.
Publications and Presentations
- The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (Guest Lecturer)
- Business College of the Tianjing University of Technology (Guest Lecturer)
- Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (Guest Lecturer)