David Brezina - Ladas & Parry LLP
Ladas & Parry LLP
Chicago, IL 60606
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Dave Brezina is of counsel in the Chicago office of Ladas & Parry LLP. As a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Department he handles patent, trademark and copyright applications, as well as litigation and licensing. Dave is also a member of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Law Group and has represented sports and recreational product clients in matters involving golf, tennis, fishing, bowling, skiing, bicycling, soccer, rugby and boating. For more than 20 years, Dave has taught law courses including “Entrepreneurship: Basic Business Principles” and “Entertainment Law” in the Management Department of Columbia College in Chicago. He compiled the text and has also taught “Legal Aspects of Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts.” Dave has been an adjunct professor in the Center for Intellectual Property Law of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago for more than 10 years. He teaches “Antitrust and Misuse Aspects of Intellectual Property Law” using a text he compiled. At John Marshall, Mr. Brezina has participated in other academic activities, including judging the John Marshall Accelerated Trial Advocacy class and reviewing papers for the Gerald Rose Memorial Competition. Dave has lectured frequently and published numerous articles on patents, trademarks, copyrights and other topics for both legal and trade publications. Dave received his B.S.S. in political science from Cornell College with undergraduate scientific training concentrated in oceanography. He was a legislative intern in the 66th Iowa State General Assembly. Dave earned his J.D. with honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology–Chicago Kent College of Law in 1978 and a LL.M. in intellectual property law from The John Marshall Law School in 1988. Dave is past chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee. He has been active in the Chicago, Illinois and American Bar Associations, as well as the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. Dave is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. Supreme Court and other U.S. courts. He is registered before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. PUBLISHED ARTICLES AND PATENTS "A Multidisciplinary Approach To Trade Secret Protection in the Digital Age," 15th Edition of the TerraLex Intellectual Property Newsletter. “Dicta Rising to Doctrine: Independent Ink Resolving The Presumption Of Market Power from Patents Used in Antitrust Tie-ins”, Vol. 45, No. 1 Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law, ISBA Section on Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law “Survey Types In Likelihood of Confusion Cases -- Examining Confusion In Competitive and Noncompetitive Products”, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, Vol. 17, No. 9, (Aspen, September, 2005) “Navigating to Successful Database Licensing”, Terralex IP-Newsletter, 11th Edition “Protecting Corporate Value in the Patent Infringement Environment”, Terralex IP-Newsletter, 10th Edition "Trade Dress Decision, The Supreme Court Reverses Based on Expired Utility Patent and Ducks Constitutional Issue" The John Marshall Law School, Center for Intellectual Property Law, News Source, Spring 2001, Vol. III, No. 2, Chicago, Illinois. "A Practical Overview of Intellectual Property Law" CBA Record, Chicago Bar Ass'n, Chicago, Illinois. Co-Inventor US Patent No. 5,000,633, for "Railway Freight Car Shoe Design." "Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights: Basic Structure and Practical Examples", published in RCI Magazine, Retail Confectioners Int'l, Glenview, Illinois. "The 'Gray Market' Goods Nightmare", Vol. 15, No. 2, Chicago Bar Ass'n Young Lawyers Section Journal. Patentee, US Patent No. 4,493,749, for "Composite Vehicle Frames and Method of Manufacturing Composite Vehicle Frames". "The Business Divorce: Weighing Intangible Business Property Rights" published in the Lawyer Pilots Bar Ass'n Journal. "Judges Shouldn't Suffer Stigma, Greylord Corruption Probe Gives Even Good Judges a Bad Name", Guest Commentary, Columbia College Chronicle, Oct. 29, 1984. "Numerals as Trademarks" published in The Trademark Reporter, US Trademark Ass'n. "Trademark Registrations", published in RCI TOPICS, Retail Confectioners Int'l, Glenview, Illinois. "An Overview of Trademark Protection", published in RCI TOPICS, Retail Confectioners Int'l, Glenview, Illinois. PRESENTATIONS, INTERVIEWS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES “2007 Antitrust Developments & Compliance” Presentation to National Association of Credit Management, Home Centers Credit Group, Chicago, Illinois. “Depositions in Competition Cases” Presentation at "Taking and Defending Effective Depositions In Illinois”, Lorman Education Services, Naperville, Illinois. Guest Lecturer, Art Law, Prof. Doris Long presenting summary of Mucha v. King involving replevin and a ‘long lost’ painting. "Patents and the State of Nature" Lecture in class on International Human Rights, John Marshall Law School, Prof. Ralph Ruebner “Protect Your Secrets – A Multidisciplinary Approach To Trade Secret Protection” Presentation at 2006 IPLAC 17th Annual Trade Secrets Seminar “Protect Your Secrets” Interview, Smart Business Chicago, by Dale W. Hlaves Guest Lecturer, Art Law, Prof. Doris Long presenting summary of Mucha v. King involving replevin and a ‘long lost’ painting. “Survey Types In Likelihood of Confusion Cases -- Examining Confusion In Competitive and Noncompetitive Products”, Presentation to 50th Anniversary Intellectual Property Law Conference, John Marshall Law School, Chicago Inequitable Conduct in Patent Litigation Changes Pending in HR 2795 at Markey Symposium "Innovation and Its Discontents: Patent Reform and Innovation Policy in the 21st Century" Radio Interview: Copyright Fair Use and Home Audio Taping, on radio program hosted by John Williams WGN AM 720 Radio Interview: United States v. Microsoft antitrust action on radio program hosted by Gary Lee Wright WGN AM 720 Radio Interview: “Law and The Internet” on radio program “Let’s Talk Internet” WRMN AM 1410 Quoted in Seattle Times Sunday Feature article “Costco: The Empire Built on Bargains - Selling Calvin Klein jeans, Trek bikes got Costco sued.” by Lee Moriwaki. Presentation: “Protecting Your Package Innovations” Michigan State University School of Packaging, Package Innovation & Development Conference, East Lansing, Michigan. Judge, Gerald Rose Memorial Legal Writing Competition, in connection with annual John Marshall Conference on Intellectual Property Law, Chair, 1998. Moderator, Ninth Annual Trademark Law Seminar co-sponsored by Chicago and Illinois State Bar Ass'ns and Intellectual Property Law Ass'n of Chicago. Judge, John Marshall Law School Accelerated Trial Advocacy Course, Intellectual Property Mock Jury Trial Presentation, "General Overview of Intellectual Property Law" Chicago Bar Ass'n Continuing Legal Education Program entitled "Intellectual Property Basics for the General Practitioner and Beginning Intellectual Property Lawyer." Panelist, "Legal Issues in Computer Utilization: The Right of Information Privacy" NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 44th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL Co-Moderator, Chicago Bar Ass'n Continuing Legal Education Program entitled "Advanced Patents and Trade Secrets." Presentation, "Patent Basics", Chicago Bar Ass'n Continuing Legal Education Program entitled "Intellectual Property Basics for the General Practitioner and Beginning Intellectual Property Lawyer." Author, Chicago Bar Ass'n Position Paper on Small Entity Patent fees submitted to Illinois Congressional Delegation. Guest Lecturer, Columbia College, "Copyrights and the Film Industry" "Trademark Fair Use and Parody" Presentation to Annual Trademark Law Seminar co-sponsored by Chicago and Illinois State Bar Ass'ns and Patent Law Ass'n of Chicago. Presentation on Trademark Searching on Computer Databases at Dialog Information Service "Dialog Update '87" program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "Intellectual Property Law: Basic Structure and Practical Examples" Presentation at Patent and Copyright Law Workshop, Retail Confectioners Int'l Convention, Chicago. "Law Office Time and Billing Software" Presentation to Chicago Lawyers Microcomputer Users Group (LAW/MUG). "Protection and Promotion of Intellectual Property", Panelist Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Ass'n (MEIEA). "The Expanding Scope of Section 43 (a) of the Lanham Act", Presentation to Chicago Bar Ass'n Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee. "Section 43 (a) and Entertainment Law", Presentation to John Marshall Law School Entertainment Law Society. "Predatory Pricing and the M.C.I. Case", Presentation to Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Alumni Senate. "An Analysis of Ancillary Issues in Patent Cases", Presentation to Patent Subcommittee of Chicago Bar Ass'n Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee.