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Amy G. O'Toole

Of Counsel
Fax +1.312.827.8082

Amy G. O'Toole concentrates her practice in intellectual property litigation and has extensive trial and appellate experience, including handling appeals before the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. O'Toole also has extensive intellectual property licensing experience and regularly provides intellectual property counseling to technology clients regarding patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright issues.

Ms. O'Toole's practice includes:

  • Briefing and participating in Markman hearings, direct and cross examinations of witnesses at trial, arguing motions, taking and defending depositions of witnesses, drafting successful summary judgment motions on validity and infringement issues, and post-trial motions and appellate practice.
  • Extensive experience counseling clients in a wide variety of patent-related matters, including litigation strategy, trial preparation, appellate matters and USPTO reexamination proceedings.
  • Experience in Hatch-Waxman Act issues.

Ms. O'Toole's practice spans diverse technology areas, including chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive technologies, electrical and electronic products, and numerous mechanical and manufacturing technologies. She has vast experience with federal practice and procedure, having participated in all phases of the litigation process from pleadings, to trial and appeal. Among the clients she has represented include CorePharma LLC, Sharper Image Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and UView Ultraviolet Systems Inc.

Professional Background

Ms. O'Toole served as a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Ronald Guzman.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
  • Federal Bar Association (Chicago Chapter)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • Serves as a patent, trademark and trade dress outside counsel for a prominent specialty retailer of electronics, recreation and fitness and travel products and enforcing its intellectual property rights throughout the country. In addition, she routinely counsels the company on related licensing matters.
  • Serves as lead counsel for a leading manufacturer of automotive products and has prosecuted and defended several patent infringement actions and negotiated licenses and settlement agreements.