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Akerman Welcomes Two IP Litigation Partners

Summary: Two intellectual property litigators joined Akerman in Chicago as partners, further strengthening their firm’s capabilities.
Akerman Welcomes Two IP Litigation Partners

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm, announced the addition of two intellectual property litigators to their Chicago office. Timothy Sendek, formerly with Lathrop Gage, and Darrick Hooker, formerly with Lewis Brisbois. They both join as partners in the Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Chair of the intellectual property practice group Michael Switzer said, “Tim and Darrick are accomplished trial lawyers with impressive experience handling IP litigation, procurement and counseling. Their arrival broadens our strengths and international reach, as we expand our presence across major business centers to better serve our clients.”

Sendek will focus on patent, trademark and copyright disputes before the U.S Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and U.S. District Courts. He has extensive experience with Section 337 trials at the ITC as well as jury and bench trials in district court and patent office litigation.

Hooker serves as a counselor and litigator for clients with a range of intellectual property issues, such as patent litigation and counseling, trade secret, copyright, trademark, and entertainment matters. He also has transactional and litigation experience involving matters with medical devices, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, chemicals, computer software, industrial, mechanical devices, utility, renewable energy, mechanical engineering, and the automotive/transportation industries. He is admitted to practice before numerous federal courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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