James L. Lovsin is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and serves as Chair of the firm’s PTAB Trials Practice Group. Mr. Lovsin concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation and appeals, and patent and trademark procurement and counseling. He has experience in all phases of litigation and has litigated patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and trade secrets in U.S. District Courts. He has also represented clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in post-grant proceedings and oppositions, and has substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications.
Mr. Lovsin has a particular interest in appellate practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has been lead appellate counsel and has argued before the Federal Circuit. He also has significant experience preparing merits briefs and amicus briefs. He has personally observed over a hundred oral arguments.
Mr. Lovsin also writes and speaks on issues related to the PTAB. He is a member of the PTAB Bar Association.
Prior to law school, Mr. Lovsin worked for ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company as a reliability engineer and a mechanical engineer at the Joliet Refinery. While in law school, he worked for the University of Illinois Office of Technology Management.
Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Lovsin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Summa Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, University of Illinois Law Review
Mechanical Engineering, with Departmental Honors; Pi Tau Sigma
Litigation and Appeals
Patent and Trademark Procurement and Counseling
Eric Moran and James Lovsin “Register Early and Often or at Least Try to: Preparing for Copyright Enforcement” Fall 2017 Snippets.
James Lovsin and Andrew Williams, “Post-Grant Review Estoppel – Looking Forward by Looking Back at Estoppel in Inter-Partes and Covered-Business-Method Review” Winter 2017 Snippets.
Grantland Drutchas and James Lovsin, “Preclusive Effect Of PTAB Decisions Gets A Fresh Look” IP Law360.com, June 19, 2015. (reprinted from Spring 2015 Snippets)
Note, A Constitutional Door Ajar: Applying the Ex parte Young Doctrine to Declaratory Judgment Actions Seeking State Patent Invalidity, 2010 U. Ill. L. Rev. 265.