Adrienne B. Naumann

Adrienne B. Naumann

Attorney
Location:
Skokie, Illinois
Phone:
847-329-8185
Fax:
847-329-8750
Email:

Professional Licenses
 
Ms. Naumann is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, Ms. Naumann is also licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
 
Professional Memberships and Leadership
 
Ms. Naumann is a member of the Chicago Bar Association where she has served as Chairman of the Science, Technology and Law Committee. Ms. Naumann was the Co-chairman for the Patent Committee of the Converging Technologies Bar Association for 2006-2007.
 
Ms. Naumann currently serves as Secretary on the Board of the University of Chicago, Chicago Women’s Alliance.  She was also appointed to the Electronic Discovery Pilot Program of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Ms. Naumann previously served on the Illinois Institute of Technology Alumni Association Board of Directors in Chicago, Illinois from 2007 through 2010. Ms. Naumann has also participated as a judge for science projects in the Illinois Institute of Technology Interprofessional Projects Program.  In this program undergraduate students collaborate on projects directed to industry, medicine, transportation and alternative energy resources.
 
Professional Experience and Expertise
 
Ms. Naumann has worked continuously as an attorney since she graduated from law school. Ms. Naumann established her own practice in 1996 which is exclusively intellectual property law. Ms. Naumann’s practice includes individual entrepreneurs and start-up companies, as well as small and medium sized businesses. Her issued patents include a broad range of technologies including: a razor handle, board game, agricultural method, pneumatically driven trench shoring device, floral containers, electromechanical locks, laminar flow nozzle, portable exercise devices, mechanical bag holder, freight car valves, computer storage devices and shelving. When necessary, she has filed patent application appeals in the Patent & Trademark Office on behalf of clients.
 
Ms. Naumann also has obtained trademarks, copyrights and design patents on behalf of individual artists and writers as well as companies.  In addition to obtaining intellectual property protection through government agencies, Ms. Naumann advises and drafts documents relating to intellectual property ownership, shop rights, work for hire, transfers of rights, licenses, permissions, rescission, consents, distribution agreements, non-disclosure agreements, releases, trade secrets, proprietary information and web sites. 

Areas of Practice

  • Confidential information
  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award-Torts
    • Law Review: Chicago- Kent Law Review, Published member
  • University of Illinois
    • Master’s
    • Honors: Summer Scholarship, Argonne National Laboratory
    • Honors: Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research
  • University of Chicago
    • A.B.
    • Honors: Nu Pi Sigma Honorary Society

Published Works

  • “Intellectual Property for Business People” at adriennebnauman.wordpress.com. Over one hundred articles on a wide spectrum of all intellectual property topics.
  • Let the Punishment Fit the Crime: Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., Friendly Passages November/December 2016
  • Not your Mom’s (trade) Dress: Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics” FRIENDLY PASSAGES, pp. 12-14, 25, January/February 2016
  • “I’m Seeing Red!” FRIENDLY PASSAGES, pp. 18-19, September/October 2015
  • "The Theory of Everything Part 3” FRIENDLY PASSAGES, pp. 18-21, July/August 2015
  • “The Theory of Everything, Part 2,” FRIENDLY PASSAGES, pp. 10-13, March/April 2015
  • “Gimme What You Got,” THE JOURNAL OF HEARTLAND ANGELS 32 (February 2015)
  • “Theory of Everything: Intellectual Property Part One,” FRIENDLY PASSAGES, pp. 12-15 January/February 2015
  • “Nice While It Lasted: The Demise of Business Method Patents,” FRIENDLY PASSAGES, November/December 2014
  • “Micro Entity Advantage,” THE JOURNAL OF THE HEARTLAND ANGELS 25-26 (May 2014)
  • “Early Detection of Breast Cancer with No Radiation!” Triblocal.com/Skokie, February 20, 2010
  • “Azurin Derived Cancer Diagnostic & Therapeutic Agents" at https://sites.google.com/site/naumannpatent/copyright
  • "Patentable Subject Matter within the Scope of 35 U.S.C. section 101, PROTECTIVE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICES NEWSLETTER, July 2007
  • “Antitrust Implications for Patented Genes and Nanotechnologies: A Review of Illinois Tool Works v. Independent Ink, Inc. 126 S. Ct. 1281 (2006), THE HUMAN FUTURE, July 2006
  • “An Analysis of In re Dane Fisher and Raghunath v. Lalgudi and its Implications for the Patentability of Future Claimed Expressed Sequence Tags, “THE HUMAN FUTURE, April 2006
  • “Microbial Recombinant Cloning Vehicle: Patent Validity under 35 U.S.C. section 103,” HOSPITAL LAW 22:8 pp. 251-255 (August 1989)
  • Illinois General Assembly, Legislative Research Unit, RESEARCH RESPONSE “Using DNA Testing to Identify Criminals” (March 13, 1989)
  • Illinois General Assembly, Legislative Research Unit, “Plans Accelerate for Superconducting Super Collider,” FIRST READING Volume 3:9, pp. 1, 2 (October 1988)
  • Illinois General Assembly, Legislative Research Unit “Genetic Engineering Has Big Potential in Illinois,” FIRST READING 3: 8, pp. 1, 4 and 5 (September 1988)
  • “Pre-marketing and Research Requirements of Bioengineered Drugs and Biologics, “HOSPITAL LAW 21:4 pp. 73-87 (April 1988)
  • “Amgen Corporation v. Cetus: Preliminary Analysis of Nonobviousness, “HOSPITAL LAW 20:8 pp. 130-35 (August 1987)
  • “Biotechnology: Recent Developments in Patent Law,” HOSPITAL LAW, 20:2 pp. 17-21 (February 1987)
  • “Federal regulation of Recombinant DNA Technology: Time for a Change,” 1986 HIGH TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL 1:1 pp. 61-98 (Spring 1986) (Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley)

Classes/Seminars

  • ApexCLE videotaping in Mount Prospect, Illinois of presentation entitled “2016-2017 U.S. Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review.” Distributed for continuing legal education credits by mobile devices. June 27, 2017.
  • ApexCLE videotaping in Mount Prospect, Illinois of presentation entitled "Recent Changes in United States Intellectual Property Law." Distributed for continuing legal education credits by mobile devices. November 23, 2015
  • North Shore Law and Chicago Title & Trust, Skokie, Illinois. Co-presentor of Continuing Legal Education in person presentation entitled “Intellectual Property in 2015.” One hour presentation on current United States copyright and trade secret law, March 25, 2015
  • Ninety minute live webinar broadcast produced by Pincus Communications and entitled “2014 Changes in Intellectual Property Law You Can’t Overlook.” The webinar includes review of (i) proposed legislative changes to the United States patent statute and (ii) U.S. Supreme Court decisions addressing patents and copyright, August 6, 2014
  • Masters Conference, Chicago, Illinois. Hour panel presentation of proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and with focus upon Rule 26(b) (1) and Rule 37, May 28, 2014
  • ApexCLE, Inc., Mount Prospect, Illinois. Videotaping of ninety minutes presentation entitled “2013-2014 Significant Changes to United States Intellectual Property Law.” Customer access by mobile applications, websites and DVDs, April 28, 2014
  • Levy Entrepreneur GroupEntrepreneur Group. “Introduction to Proposed Final SEC Regulations Implementing Title III of the JOBS Act.”, NovemberAct. “November 9, 2013
  • Seventh Circuit e-Discovery Pilot Committee and Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois. Member of panel on “Electronic discovery with limited resources,” specifically addressing e-discovery for limited resource litigants. Webinar and videotaped panel presentation, April 15, 2013
  • ApexCLE, Inc. videotaping in , Mount Prospect, Illinois of presentation entitled. Videotaping of “Critical Changes in United States Patent Law.” Distributed for continuing legal education credits for presentation by mobile applications, websites and DVDs., February 26, 2013
  • Pincus Professional Education, Chicago, Illinois. Continuing Legal Education Program, “E-Discovery in 2013: What Attorneys Need to Know, Current E-Discovery Case Law, Protocols and Standing Orders.”, February 21, 2013
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. Interprofessional Projects Program, “Introducing to Patentable Improvements of Consumer Products.” This presentation comprises a revised power point addressing recognition and evaluation of patentable modifications to products, October 4, 2012
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Black Inventors Association, “ Intellectual“Intellectual Property Tips for your Business.” This presentation focuses upon non-technical patenttechnical patent, trade secret and copyright information of which business people should be aware to grow and preserve their assets, June 9, 2012
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Interprofessional Projects Program, “Introduction to Patentable Improvements of Consumer Products.” This updated presentation focuses upon recognition and evaluation of modifications to existing products that qualify for intellectual property protection. The audience was faculty and a specific undergraduate group, March 28, 2012
  • Levy Entrepreneur Group, Skokie, Illinois,. ”IntellectualIntellectual Property Discussion Panel..” This presentation focused upon (i) America Invents Act with recommended strategies for patent protection under this new patent law; and (ii) an overview of current trademarkcurrent trademark use and protection in the United States, March 10, 2012
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Interprofessional Projects Program, “Introduction to Patentable Improvements of Consumer Products.” This updated presentation focuses upon recognition and evaluation of modifications to existing products that qualify for intellectual property protection, March 6, 2012
  • Chicago Black Inventors Association, Chicago, Illinois. “Practical Intellectual Property Practices for Business People.” Presentation focuses upon patent, trade secret and copyright tips of which business people should be aware to grow and preserve their businesses, December 10, 2011
  • Chicago Black Inventors Association, Chicago, Illinois. Question and Answer session for intellectual property topics, March 12, 2011
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Interprofessional Projects Program. “Introduction to Patentable Improvements of Consumer Products: Case Studies.” Presentation focuses upon recognition and evaluation of modifications to existing products that qualify for intellectual property protection, September 7, 2010
  • Levy Entrepreneur Group, Skokie, Illinois,. ”Intellectual Property Discussion Panel.” Presentation includes (i) overview of changes in patent protection since 1989, (ii) five intellectual property pitfalls for business and (iii) options for explanation of an invention to patent examiners, June 19, 2010
  • Mr. Randall Hunt, Sponsor, Fosco Park, Chicago, Illinois.” An Entrepreneur’s Intellectual Property Platform.” Presentation provides ten cost-effective recommendations for maintaining and protecting intellectual property in small businesses, March 20, 2010
  • Chicago Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee, Chicago, Illinois. “The Significance of In re Bilski for Non-Patent Practitioners and Business Leaders.” Presentation reviews the history and current legal statuslegal status of business method patents as well as patent eligibility for processes generically, January 26, 2010
  • Levy Entrepreneur Group, Skokie, Illinois. Interactive presentation addressing “Status of Patent Eligibility Requirements for Business Methods", July 18, 2009
  • Levy Entrepreneur Group, Skokie, Illinois. Interactive presentation addressing” Investor Requirements for a Patent Pending Kabob Generating Attachment, January 10, 2009
  • Levy Entrepreneur Group, Skokie, Illinois. Presentation addressing “Intellectual Property Protection that Increases Profitability” (how Ms. Naumann implementedNaumann implemented Prospan Manufacturing Company’s intellectual property protection economically and effectively), August 9, 2008
  • Levy Entrepreneur Group, Skokie, Illinois. Presentation addressing "Patentable Subject Matter" (focus upon history of computer related patentable processes and the business method patent controversy), July 12, 2008
  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois. Women Attorneys in Intellectual Property Round Table Presentation: ”Recommendations: Recommendations for Conductingfor Conducting Telephone Conferences with Patent Examiners” (focus upon requirements for thefor the written record, role of the examiner and the examiner’s supervisor, the initial appeal conference, and negotiating during theduring the telephone conference), February 28, 2008
  • Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program. Power point presentation for: The Continuing Controversy over Computer Related Inventions” (focus upon patentable subject matter and enablement when drafting utility patent applications for computer related inventions), October 12, 2007
  • Levy Entrepreneur Group, Skokie, Illinois. Presentation for “Current Patent Related Events about Which Small Business Owners Should be Aware", September 15, 2007
  • McAndrews Held & Malloy, Chicago, Illinois. Power point presentation for “The Continuing Controversy over Computer Related Inventions” (focus upon patentable subject matter and enablement when drafting utility patent applications for computer related inventions), August 15, 2007
  • Computer Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois. Power point presentation for “The Continuing Controversy over Computer Related Inventions” (focus upon patentable subject matter and enablement when drafting patent applications for computer related inventions), June 19, 2007
  • Biological Sciences Division, Association for Postdoctoral Fellows, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Power point presentation for “Protection of Intellectual Property” (focus upon biological deposit requirements and nucleic acid and protein sequence listings), May 26, 2006
  • Department of Computer Sciences Faculty, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. Power point presentation for “Intellectual Property for Computer Personnel and Businesses” (focus upon drafting computer related patent applications), May 8, 2006
  • Small Business Development Center, Technology Innovation Center, Evanston, Illinois. Power point presentation for “Protection of Intellectual Property” (introduction to practical aspects of patent, trade secret and copyright protection), February 15, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Proprietor, Better Business Bureau of Northern Illinois, A+ rating since 2011s
  • Rated Illinois Superlawyer 2017
  • Research Internship, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Teaching and Research Assistantships, University of Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • University of Chicago’s Women’s Alliance, Board Member and Secretary
  • Illinois State Bar, Member
  • Federal Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Science, Technology and Law Committee, Member and past Chairman
  • Converging Technologies Bar Association, Patent Committee, Co-Chairman, 2006 - 2007
  • Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2014 - 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Illinois Institute of Technology Alumni Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2007 - 2010
  • Chairperson for the Governance Committee, Alumni Association Board
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Alumni Association Board