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Loeb & Loeb Expands Patent Practice with Addition of Partner William J. Kramer in Chicago

CHICAGO – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that William J. Kramer has joined the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice as a partner in the Chicago office. Most recently, he was a partner at Miller Matthias & Hull in Chicago, where he served as head of the Computer Science Department. Previously, he was a partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, where he led the Electrical Group and Finance Committee.

Kramer has a wide range of experience in intellectual property law, including litigation, opinion drafting, patent prosecution and licensing. With a broad knowledge of patentable subjects, including mechanical, biotechnology and green technology, Kramer has specialized expertise in computer software, cable television systems and cloud technologies, including financial products. Additionally, his finance background has aided him in prosecuting and litigating business process patents. He is active in rendering patentability, right-to-use, infringement and invalidity opinions, and he has created and managed large volumes of patent prosecution for a variety of clients, including large publicly traded companies and startups.

“Bill is an exceptional attorney with a depth of experience that will be a valuable addition to our growing patent practice in Chicago and our national IP platform,” said Loeb & Loeb Chairman Michael D. Beck. “We welcome him and look forward to his many contributions.”

Mark E. Waddell, chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Patent Department, continued: “Bill’s advanced knowledge of a range of technology fields, together with his finance background and extensive experience with both litigation and prosecution matters, will be a great complement to our team and a great advantage for our patent clients.”

Kramer earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was the Coordinating Executive Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. He received his B.S. in Finance with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, and another bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Northwestern University. Kramer is also a member of Intellectual Property Organization’s Software and Business Process Sub-Committee.

“Loeb has an excellent reputation in the IP space and I look forward to growing my practice at the firm and working with such an impressive group,” said Kramer.

Loeb & Loeb’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice represents clients from around the world in all manner of patent disputes, as well as patent prosecution and strategic counseling. The national team of nearly 30 patent attorneys and professionals has litigated infringement, validity and enforceability of patents in every technology field.

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of capital markets; consumer protection defense; corporate; media and entertainment; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; technology; and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has seven offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, Beijing and Hong Kong.