CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP continues its strategic growth with the addition of Sean J. Quinn as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Quinn joins the firm’s litigation practice group and intellectual property team, adding to the group’s deep bench of more than 90 litigators.
Quinn focuses his practice on helping businesses protect their intellectual property and resolving complex commercial disputes. He manages intellectual property litigations involving trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition claims. Quinn also manages complex commercial litigations involving contractual matters, fraud, employment, and shareholder disputes.
“Sean brings valuable experience in the litigation and intellectual property spaces that will further enhance our already-strong practice groups,” said William E. Russell, co-managing partner of Freeborn’s Chicago office. “We welcome the skills he brings from his previous roles to the firm and our clients in a variety of industries.”
In addition to his litigation practice, Quinn actively manages global trademark portfolios and develops brand building and protection strategies for his clients, ranging from individuals and small companies to Fortune 500 corporations. He regularly counsels them on the procurement, enforcement, and licensing of intellectual property rights. Quinn has also conducted sophisticated trademark searches and rendered clearance and infringement opinions involving both copyright and trademark law.
Prior to joining Freeborn, Quinn served as a partner at SouthBank Legal in South Bend, Indiana. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, his M.Ed. from DePaul University, and his J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law.
Freeborn's litigation practice group brings both bench strength and deep experience to each client matter. Known as a Litigation Powerhouse®, they are “litigators first” and their philosophy is to prepare cases to be tried. Even when settlement is appropriate, their trial-ready approach provides the best ultimate outcome.
For more than 30 years, Freeborn’s intellectual property group has been a leader in patent and intellectual property litigation, litigating many cases raising patent infringement and validity issues, state law trade secret, Hatch-Waxman, Lanham Act, and Copyright Act claims. The group also assists with protecting client brands, trade secrets and trademarks. Freeborn attorneys effectively present intellectual property cases to non-technical judges, juries or arbitrators and provide patent valuations relative to intellectual property litigation.