Lamis G. Eli

Associate Chicago

Summary

Lamis’s practice focuses on intellectual property prosecution and litigation, with a particular concentration on trademark, utility patents and copyright matters. She works directly with clients to learn their business goals and provide innovative, cost-effective resolutions, counseling them through every step to provide customized intellectual property strategies to protect their most valuable resources.

Lamis provides trademark, patent and entertainment law services, advising clients on an array of intellectual property matters including marketing ideas, developing non-infringing slogans in multiple languages, negotiating investor and distribution agreements and drafting licensing and story rights contracts. She also has extensive experience leading patent prior art searches and preparing patent non-infringement and invalidity opinions and trademark non-infringement opinions. Her clinical research experience in genetics and biotechnology has served her well in understanding and developing complex alternative causation defenses throughout her legal career. She is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

In addition to intellectual property work, Lamis also handles general liability defense matters through all stages of litigation. She has served on national coordinating counsel teams, providing clients with extensive legal and risk analysis in high-risk jurisdictions throughout the country. She recently won a defense verdict in a jury trial in which she was first/solo chair. Lamis has represented carriers and insurers in transportation litigation matters and railroads in intellectual property matters.

Awards

  • Honoree, Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2016 - present)

All Service Areas

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law (2012)

    cum laude

  • Northwestern University (2007)

Admissions

  • State - Illinois
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Federal - Central District of Illinois
  • Federal - Southern District of Illinois
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois

    Leadership Institute