Richard W. Young - Quarles & Brady LLP

Richard W. Young

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 312-715-5260

  • Richard (Rick) Young helps clients compete by leveraging their brands and intellectual property to advance their larger business objectives. With more than three decades of experience, Rick has litigated patent, trademark, and copyright actions in federal trial and appellate courts around the country, across a broad range of issues. Still, his primary mission remains to help his clients be more competitive. 

    Much of Rick’s experience lies in working with middle-market businesses, for which he not only litigates IP cases but counsels on the broader implications and opportunities of IP for their business and for strengthening the competitiveness of their brands and their products. Rick represents companies in diverse industries, including advertising, publishing, hardware, manufacturing, home furnishings, consumer products and apparel. 

    Rick’s overarching goal is to help clients achieve their objectives. He is creative — a lateral thinker who sees the whole of his clients’ business and how he can help get them where they want to be in the marketplace.


Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court, Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois 
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
Yale UniversityBS 1978Indiana University, BloomingtonJ.D. 1981
International Trademark AssociationPharmaceutical Trade Marks Group American Intellectual Property Law Association Intellectual Property Law Association of ChicagoAmerican Bar AssociationLawyers for the Creative Arts

Case History

Kos Pharmaceuticals v. Andrx — Representing Kos Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded drug company, Rick successfully enforced Kos's well-known trademark ADVICOR against infringement by Andrx's ALTOCOR mark. Rick won a landmark victory on appeal, with the U.S. Court of Appeals directing the trial court to issue a preliminary injunction on an expedited basis. Andrx was forced to settle, to change the name of its drug, and to pay Kos $6 million.
Serta v. Simmons — Representing Serta, the leading mattress manufacturer in the United States, Rick brought an action for patent and trademark infringement against one of its biggest competitors. The action was settled when the defendant agreed to stop infringing and to pay Serta $4.25 million.
Heuft v. Industrial Dynamics — Rick led the trial team that tried to a favorable jury verdict in the Central District of California an action for patent infringement between global competitors in inspection system technology.

Office Location

300 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60654-3406
United States

Practice Areas

Trademark Law

Other Information

Gender: Male