Leydig Attorneys Admitted in Richard Linn American Inn of CourtOctober 14, 2009
Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys were recently admitted as members in the Richard Linn American Inn of Court. Paul J. Korniczky and Wesley O. Mueller, members in the firm’s Chicago office, join fellow Chicago member, H. Michael Hartmann, in this recognition.
The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is an Inn of Court focused on intellectual property law. It is comprised of judges, lawyers, and law professors. The Inn meets approximately once a month to hold programs and discussions on matters of interest to the intellectual property community.
Paul J. Korniczky has served as trial counsel in numerous patent infringement and intellectual property litigations in the U.S. federal courts. He also has been heavily involved in foreign patent oppositions, and patent litigation in the United Kingdom, West Germany, Japan, and France. In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Korniczky is also involved in all phases of domestic and national intellectual property practice, including the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications in numerous technical fields, with primary focus on the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts.
Wesley O. Mueller is involved in all aspects of intellectual property law, primarily patent litigation and counseling. He has represented clients as first and second chair trial counsel in matters involving such diverse technologies as image compression, machine vision, operating systems, PACS, semiconductors, smart card, and video games. He also counsels international companies with large intellectual property portfolios with respect to licensing, open source and related issues.
H. Michael Hartmann is active in all phases of intellectual property law with an emphasis in intellectual property litigation and technology protection and transfer in the United States and internationally. He has acted as trial counsel in jury and bench trials, ITC proceedings, and related pre-trial and appellate proceedings in diverse technical fields including software; machine vision and semiconductor manufacturing; polymeric soft contact lenses; molecular sieve zeolites; polymeric membranes; ethylene oxide catalysts; x-ray film emulsions; and gypsum wall board manufacture. His international experience includes directing legal proceedings in courts in England, Germany, and France, as well as before the European and Japanese Patent Offices.
Mr. Hartmann has lectured before several groups, including the Practicing Law Institute and the Chicago International Trade Association. He is a member of a number of national and international professional organizations. Mr. Hartmann presently serves as the president of the firm.
About Leydig, Voit & Mayer
For more than a century, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., has assisted clients - from large corporations to individual inventors - with intellectual property litigation, counseling, licensing, and prosecution services worldwide. The firm prides itself on its ability to meet the most demanding intellectual property needs of its clients.