Collin Kurtenbach's litigation practice focuses on representing clients in asserting and defending their intellectual property rights before U.S. district courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC). The majority of his work deals with patent law, but he also has experience with trade secrets. In the patent arena, Collin emphasizes his bioengineering background to assist clients in complex Hatch-Waxman litigation and lawsuits related to various types of medical devices as well as in litigating intellectual property rights relating to semiconductors, smartphones, and biotechnology.
Collin's practice runs the gamut of a typical case. During his career, he has been intimately involved in pre-lawsuit due diligence, drafting of the complaint, coordinating discovery, drafting motions, preparing for and taking depositions of fact and expert witnesses, working with experts, trial, and post-trial briefing. His attention to detail makes him a valuable member of any trial team.
Prior to attending law school, Collin worked in the research and development and in the intellectual property departments of Cardinal Health. During this time he assisted in the design, development, and legal protection of medical devices. He also supported the company in its mergers and acquisition work by validating and onboarding certain intellectual property.
- Loyola University Chicago (J.D. magna cum laude 2017); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. in Bioengineering with honors 2012)
- "Rising Star," Illinois Super Lawyers (2023)