Keith V. Rockey IP Litigation Group Merges With Wallenstein and Wagner

Firm To Change Name to Wallenstein, Wagner & Rockey Ltd.

CHICAGO - The Chicago intellectual property law firm Wallenstein & Wagner, Ltd. is pleased to announce that leading IP litigator Keith V. Rockey will join the firm. Rockey comes to the firm from Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC, along with fellow IP attorneys, Thomas C. Elliott, Jr., Kathleen A. Lyons, Maurice E. Teixiera, and Sanjay K. Murthy.

In connection with Rockey's arrival, Wallenstein & Wagner, Ltd. will be changing its name to Wallenstein, Wagner & Rockey, Ltd. The firm will continue to specialize in all areas of intellectual property law.

"We are pleased to welcome an attorney of Keith's reputation and talent to the firm, along with his skilled colleagues," said Linda Kuczma, a member of the firm's executive committee. "Given the recent trend of talented IP attorneys moving from boutique firms to general practice, we feel this move is even more significant. We are confident that our clients can only benefit from the expertise we have added to the firm."

Rockey, is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, specializing in intellectual property litigation. With over 30 years of experience, he has represented a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies to universities and individuals. He has tried over thirty cases, both jury and bench trials, in several federal district courts involving a variety of disciplines. He has also represented his clients in more than forty appeals, appearing in several regional circuits as well as before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and his J.D. with honors from George Washington University Law School, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Thomas C. Elliott, Jr. concentrates his practice on the litigation of intellectual property disputes before the Federal Courts and the United States International Trade Commission. In over 20 years of practice, he has represented clients in patent infringement actions involving technology in the fields of medical devices, farm and construction equipment, newspaper printing, food processing and turf care equipment, among others. He also has substantial experience in the theoretical basis and factual assessment of damages in patent infringement actions. Mr. Elliott was awarded a B.A. degree in Political Science from DePauw University, and a J.D. degree from Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Kathleen A. Lyons also concentrates her practice on intellectual property litigation. She has assisted in trying numerous jury cases and bench trials in several federal district courts spanning a variety of disciplines. She also assists with appeals and has appeared before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in several cases and has been involved in patent prosecution matters and interference proceedings disciplines ranging from chemical to medical and mechanical devices and electronic systems. She has extensive experience in trademark prosecution as well as cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola University of Chicago and her J.D. with honors from the DePaul University College of Law.

Maurice E. Teixeira is experienced in patent, copyright, trademark, and e-commerce litigation. Prior to practicing law, he was a project engineer for a consulting firm where he designed and constructed environmental systems utilizing mechanical, chemical and biological processes. He graduated from Purdue University, majoring in civil engineering with an emphasis in environmental engineering and hydraulics. He received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Sanjay K. Murthy specializes in patent prosecution and litigation. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications with a particular emphasis in the fields of organic/polymer chemistry, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry and biotechnology. Murthy received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Loyola University in New Orleans. He received his J.D. from the California Western School of Law, and his LLM in Intellectual Property Law from The George Washington University School of Law.

About Wallenstein, Wagner & Rockey, Ltd.
Founded in 1935, Wallenstein, Wagner & Rockey, Ltd. is a full service intellectual property law firm practicing in the areas of domestic and international patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, computer law, customs law, entertainment law, information technology law, intellectual property related anti-trust matters, and other technology related matters. For more information, please visit

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