Jeffrey J. Catalano Joins Freeborn’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups as Partner

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffrey J. Catalano has joined the firm as a Partner in the Litigation and Intellectual Property (IP) practice groups.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the firm,” said Jennifer L. Fitzgerald, a Partner and Leader of Freeborn’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. “With his experience and successes in high-stakes litigation and licensing matters, Jeff will further expand the depth and scope of both our trial and IP teams as we continue to focus on helping our clients achieve their business goals.”

Based in Freeborn’s Chicago office, Mr. Catalano focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation as well as IP-adjacent commercial litigation. His experience includes patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark and unfair competition disputes before federal courts, arbitrators, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the International Trade Commission. He has in-depth experience related to patent licensing, including the licensing of standards-essential patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.

Prior to joining Freeborn, Mr. Catalano was a shareholder at Brinks, Gilson & Lione in Chicago.

Mr. Catalano received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his Bachelor of Arts from Miami University.

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This news was featured by Attorney at Law Magazine on April 17, 2018, The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (subscription required) on April 11, 2018, Best Lawyers on April 10, 2018, The Chicago Tribune's "The Ladder" section on April 10, 2018 and by General Counsel News on April 9, 2018. 

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