Linda L. Palomar, Esq.
direct: 773.345.8808 main: 773.570.3330 fax: 773.570.3328
Ms. Palomar has over twenty years of experience in intellectual property, focusing her practice primarily on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts, and on trademark preparation and prosecution. Ms. Palomar is a former United States Patent Examiner in the aeronautical and astronautical arts.
Ms. Palomar has vast experience in management of intellectual property portfolios, opinions related to patentability, freedom to operate, infringement and validity, foreign patent and trademark prosecution, and due diligence. Ms. Palomar has filed and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, in a broad array of technology fields. Representative technology fields in which Ms. Palomar has experience include: aeronautics and astronautics; automotive and semi-trailer; fiber optic devices; connectors; sockets; antennas; lighting; mechanical devices; medical devices; home appliances; hand and power tools and machinery; material handling; protective apparel; and fasteners.
Prior to joining Klintworth and Rozenblat IP, Ms. Palomar was with the law firm of Clark Hill and with the intellectual property boutique firm of Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr.
REPRESENTATIVE PATENT PROSECUTION EXPERIENCE
■ Represents one of the country’s leading provider of tools to the woodworking industry and to the electrical industry.
■ Represented a global leader in integrated radiation safety products and services, including occupational radiation monitoring, professional medical physics, quality medical products, and radiation dosimetry technology to measure and monitor radiation exposure.
■ Represents a leading company which manufactures protective apparel, infection control products and construction weatherization building products for the housing market.
■ Represents start-up companies in establishing intellectual property rights.
REPRESENTATIVE TRADEMARK EXPERIENCE
For over twenty years, Ms. Palomar has assisted clients in protecting their brands. Ms. Palomar has represented a wide variety of clientele, including large and small corporations, start-ups and individuals. Ms. Palomar regularly conducts searches and investigations to determine the availability of marks and is well versed in trademark prosecution practice, both domestically, internationally and through the Madrid Protocol. The firm has a vast network of foreign associates throughout the world who assist in procuring and protecting trademark registrations in foreign countries. Ms. Palomar has successfully obtained Federal, State, Madrid Protocol and foreign registration of all types of trademarks.
Ms. Palomar regularly counsels clients on infringement, licensing, and protection. Ms. Palomar also has experience in drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements, including license agreements, coexistence agreements and assignments.
■ Represented multiple Fortune 500 companies and other smaller companies. Representation included assisting the clients in finding a mark for a vast number of goods and services that the clients wished to offer. Reviewing numerous potential marks for the clients and providing guidance as to which marks were more likely or less likely to be allowed. Identifying any potential marks which could prevent the client from obtaining a desired mark. Opining on a number of trademark issues for these clients.
■ Prepared, filed and prosecuted countless trademark applications for a variety of clientele.
■ Loyola University of Chicago, J.D., 1994
■ Purdue University, B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 1990
PRIOR LAW FIRMS
■ Clark Hill
■ Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
■ Admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Illinois
■ Registered Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office