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James D Mitchell

James D Mitchell

Experienced Litigation Attorney Expanding Career in Patents and IP Law.
  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks
  • Illinois
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James (Jay) Mitchell joined Lee Sheikh & Haan as an associate in 2022. He has represented clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, including claims of patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, breach of contract, and other related equitable and tort claims. Previously, Jay had worked as an associate at a litigation firm where he was involved in all aspects of civil litigation, including taking fact and expert witness depositions, successfully arguing dispositive motions, and preparing and taking cases to trial with positive jury verdict outcomes as lead trial counsel.

Jay received his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a certificate in Intellectual Property Law. During law school, Jay served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property, and assisted in publishing the first joint issue involving the Journal’s collaboration with the PTAB Bar Association. Jay also interned for the Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Clinic.

As an undergraduate, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Minor in Mathematics. While at Illinois, Jay worked for a Fortune 500 agriculture machinery company as part of his Senior Design Project.

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Professional Experience
Lee Sheikh & Haan LLC
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Mulherin, Rehfeldt & Varchetto PC
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2018) | Law
Activities: 2017-2018 Managing Editor for Chicago-Kent Journal of IP Law (Additionally Web Editor (Spring 2017) and Associate Editor (Fall 2016)) Member of Intellectual Property Law Society Member of American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (2015) | Mechanical Engineering
Honors: Minor in Mathematics
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CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Legal Analytics
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois
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Lee Sheikh & Haan LLC
125 S Clark Street
Suite 1175
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone: (312) 982-0070
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