With over 160 years of experience, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery is Chicago’s oldest law firm in continuous practice and a national leader in the field of intellectual property law, with offices across the United States and an international client base.
By focusing only on intellectual property matters, Fitch Even offers clients the high level of technical competence and legal skills needed in this increasingly complex area of the law, along with a tradition of providing outstanding, personalized client service that continues to this day.
The development and protection of any innovation or brand demands meticulous attention at each stage in its life cycle. At Fitch Even, we provide that attention through a unique combination of technical understanding, business savvy, and legal depth. Recognizing that intellectual property is at the very heart of a company’s business plan, we work with clients to tailor their individual strategies to the real-world needs of their specific products and services in the marketplace.
We are adept at obtaining strong global intellectual property rights and managing global IP portfolios, successfully navigating the intricacies of the varying legal systems involved. Our extensive experience handling IP disputes in the courtroom informs our entire practice. Fitch Even regularly handles intellectual property and technology-related litigation, including the trial of matters involving patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and related commercial disputes. The firm's trial-tested litigation teams have a proven track record for delivering outstanding returns on the litigation investment.
Fitch Even also offers a full range of services to help clients leverage their intellectual property by developing strategic licensing, investment, and other business relationships important to diversification and growth.
Fitch Even attorneys have the skills and insight to effectively guide our clients’ interests throughout the entire IP life cycle—from initial development through successful monetization, avoidance of competitor’s rights, and, if necessary, spirited enforcement or defense in the courtroom.