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Rachel N. Bach

Senior Counsel

Overview

Rachel focuses on intellectual property litigation, primarily on complex patent cases as well as trademark litigation.

With a strong technical background and a degree in mechanical engineering, she has participated in cases involving a wide variety of technologies, including flash-memory chips, medical devices, digital displays, LED lighting, protective cases, hospital beds, gantry cranes and industrial lifts, security devices, software, and business methods.

Rachel has substantial experience in all phases of patent litigation, including pre-filing analyses, fact and expert discovery, Markman briefing, summary judgment briefing, and trial preparation in district court and post-trial proceedings before the Federal Circuit. Rachel also has considerable experience in bringing and defending actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Rachel regularly assists clients in maintaining, protecting, and enforcing clients’ trademark portfolios at the Patent and Trademark Office.

 

Rachel is also active in pro bono matters. She represented a non-profit dance organization in the protection of its intellectual property, and regularly participates in the Marquette Law School Legal Clinic’s “Wills for Veterans” events. She also represented a pretrial detainee in a §1983 case for Constitutional Rights violations.

Experience

Notable matters include:

  • Representing a client in the online entertainment industry accused of patent infringement by a prolific patent troll. During the case, the team made a novel case-dispositive argument on claim construction that the court adopted in its entirety.
  • Representing a manufacturer of gantry cranes against patent infringers; preparing for jury trial
  • Representing manufacturer of power tools and accessories in cancellation proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Represented a medical assays client in trademark opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Successfully settled a patent infringement case for a manufacturer of refrigeration and food merchandising equipment 

Honors & Recognitions

  • Pro Bono Service Award for Outstanding Service in 2009 and 2011

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association

Education

Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Museums Inc.
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