Adjunct Professor, Copyright & Trademark Litigation Strategies Master-Course
Mark V.B. Partridge is the founder of Partridge & Garcia, P.C. (formerly Partridge IP Law P.C.), a Chicago-based firm with a global practice helping businesses protect brands, content and ideas.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has more than 30 years of experience with litigation and transactions involving trademarks, copyright, and internet issues.
Major corporate clients represented by Mr. Partridge include PepsiCo, Kraft, Sun Microsystems, Nabisco, MasterCard, Prudential, and Navistar. He has also represented many small and mid-sized businesses, working directly with senior management and entrepreneurs on licensing transactions, litigation, international IP protection, and the resolution of disputes.
As an experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Partridge has litigated federal court cases throughout the United States involving trademarks, copyrights, and related issues. Mr. Partridge is also experienced in the use of ADR to resolve disputes, and he serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and as a Lanham Act mediator in Illinois Federal Court.
Well-known for his expertise on internet matters, Mr. Partridge was selected by the World Intellectual Property Organization as an expert on the Internet Domain Name Process in 1998. As a WIPO Panelist, Mr. Partridge has issued more than 180 UDRP decisions, including five of the most frequently cited cases.
Mr. Partridge is the author of many articles and the books Trademark and Copyright Litigation (Oxford University Press 2011); Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Essential Competency for Lawyers (Oxford University Press 2009); and Guiding Rights: Trademarks, Copyrights and the Internet (2003). He has served as a director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), president of the Lawyers Club of Chicago, and an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School, where he has taught advanced courses in trademark law, litigation, and transactions since 1987. He has been a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues at programs sponsored by many leading law schools, including the University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, DePaul University, University of Akron, Loyola University, and Cardozo Law School.