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LES Chicago Chapter: A "Design Around" Demonstration
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LES Chicago Chapter: A "Design Around" Demonstration

When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: Greer Burns & Crain
300 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2500
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States
Contact: Kate Berezutskaya
(312) 987-2916

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A "Design Around" Demonstration

Lunch hour presentation related to a topic of patent infringement analysis

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The presentation will include an analysis of an expired patent, a synopsis of the infringement analysis and some hypothetical designs. We will discuss claim interpretation, the doctrine of equivalents, the doctrine of prosecution history estoppel, legitimate design-around activities, and techniques for avoiding legitimate design-arounds.

Lunch will be served

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

Greer Burns & Crain
300 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60606
United States



Through June 24:

LES Member: $20.00
Non-Member: $35.00
LES Student Member: $10.00

After June 24:

LES Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $40.00
LES Student Member: $15.00



Patrick G. Burns, Greer, Burns & Crain

Patrick G. Burns is a founding shareholder at Greer, Burns & Crain in Chicago. The emphasis within his practice today is patent prosecution and opinions.

An accomplished intellectual property attorney in the United States, Mr. Burns has handled litigation involving a variety of intellectual property disputes in the Federal Circuit, Federal District Courts, and the International Trade Commission.
Mr. Burns is a prolific author and lecturer on intellectual property rights, and has taught in a seminar for the Patent Resources Group entitled “’Designing Around’ Valid U.S. Patents” since 1994.

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell since 1984, Mr. Burns was named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine and a Leading Lawyer by the Chicago Law Bulletin.

This Event is generously sponsored by:


The Chicago Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after June 20th.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.


Disability/Dietary Needs
Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact listed at the top of the page.

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