Michael G. Kelber co-chairs Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Intellectual Property practice group. He represents and counsels individuals and corporations in all aspects of intellectual property law and related transactions and litigation. He has represented clients in copyright, trademark and patent litigation, including seeking and defending temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and summary judgment motions. He has prepared and prosecuted thousands of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications. Michael has also drafted and negotiated patent, trademark and software development licenses, and information technology outsourcing and development agreements, as well as music and book publishing agreements and film and video production and distribution agreements.
Before and during law school, Michael spent six years working for MCI Communications Corporation, where he managed the telecommunications needs for all of MCI’s internal offices from the Midwest to the Northeast regions of the U.S.
Michael is a member of the International Trademark Association and American Intellectual Property Law Association.He is also listed in the 2016 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers.
Michael teaches a course at Chicago-Kent College of Law titled “IP Advocacy: Administrative & Appellate.”
Court Admissions — U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Beats Electronics LLC. v. Fanny Wang Headphone Company Inc. (N.D. Cal.) — Obtained a favorable settlement in a product configuration trade dress infringement case over audio headphones.
Neuros Co., Ltd. et al. v. Kturbo, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) — Obtained a favorable victory at trial on several counts for a supplier of turbo blowers against allegations of unfair competition and defamation.
Snap-On Incorporated v. Robert Bosch, LLC. (N.D. Ill.) — Successfully defended a manufacturer of automotive technology products against a temporary restraining order in a patent infringement case.
World Impressions, Inc. v. Disney Enterprises, Inc. and McDonald’s Corporation (N.D. Ill.) — Prevailed on summary judgment and secured award of attorneys’ fees in this case involving unfair competition, dilution, anticybersquatting, copyright infringement and related state claims case.