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Mark E. Wiemelt   /wee melt/
Registered Patent Attorney
 
Law Offices of Mark E. Wiemelt, P.C.                                             
920 S. Kensington Ave.
LaGrange, IL 60525                                        
phone: 312-372-7664                                         
                                         
Law Offices of Mark E. Wiemelt, P.C. 
5389 Paw Paw Lake Road
Coloma, MI 49038

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE: Supreme Court of Illinois; Supreme Court of Michigan; Supreme Court of Arizona; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.; United States Patent and Trademark Office; United States District Court - Northern District of Illinois; United States District Court - Central District of Illinois; United States District Court - Southern District of Illinois; United States District Court - Western District of Michigan; United States District Court - Southern District of New York (pro hac vice); United States District Court - Baltimore, Maryland (pro hac vice); United States District Court - Northern District of California (pro hac vice); United States District Court - Eastern District of Michigan (pro hac vice); United States District Court - Western District of Missouri (pro hac vice); United States District Court - Middle District of North Carolina (pro hac vice); United States District Court - District of Utah (pro hac vice); United States District Court - District of Arizona; United States District Court - District of Minnesota (pro hac vice); United States District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania (pro hac vice); and Superior Court of State of Arizona - Maricopa County (pro hac vice).

EDUCATION: Harvard Law School - the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, CopyrightX, 2014; Southern Illinois University, J.D., 1991; and Bradley University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1987.

MEMBERSHIPS: Federal Circuit Bar Association; Federal Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Chicago Bar Association; DuPage County Bar Association; Peoria County Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA); Federal Bar Association - Western Michigan Chapter; Grand Rapids Bar Association.  Member of the folowing AIPLA Committees: Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy, Antitrust Law, Copyright Law, Emerging Technologies, Industrial Designs, Interference, International Trade Commission, Inventor Issues, IP Practice in Europe, IP Practice in Japan, IP Practice in Latin America, IP Practice in the Far East, Licensing and Management of IP Assets, Patent Law, Patent Litigation, PCT Issues Professional Programs, Special Cmte on Mergers & Acquisitions Special Committee on the FDA, Trade Secret Law, Trademark Internet/Cyberspace, Trademark Law, Trademark Litigation and Trademark Treaties and International Law.

AWARDS/HONORS: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award; and Dean's List - Southern Illinois University School of Law.  Perennially ranked among the "
TOP TRADEMARK FIRMS" and "TOP PATENT FIRMS"in the U.S. in Intellectual Property Today, a monthly publication focused on legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright law.

REPORTED CASES: Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club v. Group "B" Buffalo Soldiers, M.C., No. 94 C 2855, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 1994 U.S. Dist. Lexis 10606, July 29, 1994, Decided, August 1, 1994. Docketed; Keelshield Inc. v. Megaware Keel-Guard Inc., Case No. 00-1312, United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2001 U.S. Dist. Lexis 7012, May 11, 2001, Decided; Janmark Inc. v. Reidy, No. 97-1426, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 132 F. 3d 1200; 1997 U.S. App. Lexis 36161; 45 U.S. P.Q. 2D (BNA) 1382; Copy L. Rep. (CCH) P27, 717, October 31, 1997, Argued, December 24, 1997, Decided; S.T.R. Indus., Inc. v. Palmer Indus., Inc., No. 96 C 4251, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 1999 U.S. Dist. Lexis 6300, April 6, 1999, Decided; United States ex rel. Starks v. O'Sullivan, Case Number: 97 C 3246, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 2002 U.S. Dist. Lexis 5418, March 28, 2002; United States ex rel. Starks v. O'Sullivan, No. 97 C 3246, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 1998 U.S. Dist. Lexis 14476, September 10, 1998; Gaither Tool Co.v Tire Serv. Equip. Mfg. No. 96 C 8094, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 1997 U.S. Dist. Lexis 10392, July 14, 1997, Decided; Int'l Truck & Engine Corp. v. Dow-Hammond Trucks Co., No. 02 C 3460, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Eastern Division, 221 F. Supp. 2d 898, 2002 U.S. Dist. Lexis 17198, September 4, 2002; Zelinski v. Columbia 300, Nos. 02-2431 and 02-2574, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 335 F.3d 633, Feb. 24, 2003, Argued, July 10, 2003, Decided; Liners Direct, Inc. v. Luxury Bath Liners, Inc., No. 04 C 0108, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Eastern Division, 2004 WL 442605, Feb. 25, 2004; Databurst, LLC v. Checkfree Corp., United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 95 Fed. Appx. 360, 2004 WL 842653, April 15, 2004, Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied May 20, 2004; PracticeWorks, Inc. v. Professional Software Solutions of Illinois, Inc., United States District Court for the District of Maryland; Baltimore Division, 2004 WL 1429955 (D.Md.), 2004 Copr.L.Dec. P 28,825, 72 U.S.P.Q.2d 1691, June 23, 2004; Excel Golf Tee, Inc. v. Green Street Innovations, Inc., 2006 WL 2460579, N.D. Ill., August 22, 2006; Green v. Lisa Frank, Inc., Court of Appeals of Arizona, 221 Ariz. 138, 211 P.3d 16, 548 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 23 (Ariz.App. Div. 2, 2009); Addiction & Detoxification Institute, LLC v. Rapid Drug Detox Center, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Eastern Division, 2012 WL 4850188, October 11, 2012; Rapid Drug Detox Center, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Eastern Division, 2013 WL 951115, March 11, 2013; Tire Service Equipment Mfg. Co., Inc. v. Gaither Tool Co., United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2014 WL 1671498, April 23, 2014; Tire Service Equipment Mfg. Co., Inc. v. Gaither Tool Co., United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2015 WL 7451182, November 23, 2015; Tire Service Equipment Mfg. Co., Inc. v. Gaither Tool Co., United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 158 F.Supp.3d 774, January 21, 2016; American Beverage Corporation v. Florida Fruit Juices, Inc., 
United States District Court, Western District Pennsylvania, 2016 WL 6610859, April 26, 2016; Seide v. Level-(1) Global Solutions, LLC, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Eastern Division, 2016 WL 4206076, August 10, 2016.

PUBLICATIONS: Author, Illinois State Bar Association - Corporation, Securities & Business Law Forum, Malpractice Made Simple: Trademark Pitfalls for the Business Lawyer, Apr. '97, Vol. 41, No. 1; Author, Illinois State Bar Association - Corporation, Securities & Business Law Forum, Insurance Coverage for Patent, Trademark and Copyright Infringement Claims, Apr. '97, Vol. 42, No. 2.

BORN: Quincy, Illinois.


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