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Fitch Even Welcomes New Attorneys to Chicago Office

August 16, 2022

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery is pleased to announce that Michael R. Anderson, Andrew J. Doyle, Mary F. Fetsco, and Brian P. Herrmann have joined the firm’s Chicago office as associates.

A registered patent attorney, Michael R. Anderson assists clients with patent preparation and prosecution. He has worked with clients ranging from smaller technology enterprises to large corporations, many in the medical device, aviation, and manufacturing industries. Before joining Fitch Even, Michael was an associate at a national law firm, where he advised clients and drafted opinions on invalidity and non-infringement issues relating to patent clearance and diligence matters and assisted in patent litigation and USPTO post grant review proceedings.

Andrew J. Doyle focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, analyzing competitor’s patent portfolios, advising clients on product design-arounds, and preparing freedom-to-operate, right-to-use, patentability, non-infringement, infringement, and validity opinions. Andrew relies on his extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patents, an undergraduate and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and years of real-world engineering experience at an international aerospace conglomerate, to provide clients with meaningful advice from the moment they conceive of their inventive concept up until their product launch date and beyond.

Mary F. Fetsco has a diverse IP practice with a particular focus on litigation. Her experience includes brand enforcement and trademark infringement litigation, as well as patent licensing and infringement litigation. She is similarly well-versed in developing and implementing anti-cybersquatting strategies, preparing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices, and conducting patent and trademark infringement analyses. Prior to joining Fitch Even, Mary was an associate at a Chicago-based IP firm, where she protected and enforced clients’ luxury brand trademarks against China-based counterfeiting operations.

Brian P. Herrmann is a registered patent attorney who has centered his career on complex litigation. He has practiced at numerous venues including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and many district courts across the country. Brian has represented clients in telecommunications, computer infrastructure, networks (LTE, WiFi), electronic devices and their parts such as LCD televisions, Bluetooth, and video technology. His prior litigation experience in Texas has made him knowledgeable with the evolving and crucial issue of venue.

We are delighted to welcome Michael, Andrew, Mary, and Brian to the Fitch Even team!

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