R. Mark Halligan

Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP.
Location: Chicago - IL

  • 203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2100
    Chicago, Illinois 60601
  • Tel : (312) 607-0102
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Mark Halligan has been selected by Corporate LiveWire as the 2018 Innovator of the Year for his co-invention of the new Trade Secret Examiner© software platform for trade secret asset management. Legal 500 ranks Mr. Halligan as a leading lawyer in trade secrets litigation in the United States and Mr. Halligan has been inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Mr. Halligan for his exceptional standing in intellectual property law. Managing Intellectual Property recognizes Mr. Halligan as an “IP Star.” Mr. Halligan is a partner at FisherBroyles, LLP. He is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and licensing issues. He is a Past President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC); the General Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Handbook (2017) published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE); and an Adjunct Professor in the L.L.M. Program at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Martindale Hubbell has awarded R. Mark Halligan with the 2019 Judicial AV Preeminent Rating which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Presentations & Teaching Experience

  • Speaker, The EEA/DTSA/RICO Widens the Scope of Civil Liability for Trade Secret Theft and Foreign Economic Espionage, Wisconsin IP Law Association (January 30, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Seeking Remedies for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets”, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Symposium on Trade Secrets and Innovation, Geneva, Switzerland (November 25-26, 2019)
  • Panelist, 63rd Annual Intellectual Property Conference UIC John Marshall Law School, Developments in Trade Secret Law,  (November 1, 2019)
  • Speaker, Trending Issues in Trade Secrets, the United States Patent and Trademark Organization (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia (September 19, 2019)
  • Speaker/Panelist, ABA Landslide Webinar Series, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law: Integrating Trade Secret and Patent Strategies for Coordinated Protection: Pitfalls and Opportunities, 1 pm-2:30 pm (August 20, 2019)
  • Panelist/Speaker, Trade Secret vs. Patent Protection, 3rd Trade Secret Symposium, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. Department of Commerce, Alexandria, VA (June 19, 2019)
  • Panelist/Speaker, “How to Integrate Trade Secret and Patent Strategies for Coordinated Protection: Pitfalls and Opportunities.” American Bar Association Landslide Magazine CLE Webinar (June 10, 2019)
  • Speaker, Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and RICO: Expanded Third-Party Liability, Jurisdiction, Venue and Treble Damages, The 2009 Business Law Institute, co-sponsored by Minnesota CLE and MSBA Business Law Section, Minnesota CLE Conference Center, St. Paul, MN (May 6, 2019)
  • Speaker, Trade Secrets and RICO: Expanded Third Party Liability, Strafford Live Webinar 1:00 pm -2:30 pm EDT (April 3, 2019)
  • Moderator/Speaker, Workshop WB102, Blockchain Bootcamp: User Cases and Applications of Blockchain in Legal Services, Legalweek, New York Hilton Midtown (January 28, 2019)
  • Panelist, Governance and Management of Information Security and Trade Secrets [Panel 3, Drafting Team 5), The Sedona Inaugural WG12 Meeting, Los Angeles, California (November 5-6, 2018)
  • Guest Lecturer, The Law of Trade Secrets and Recent Developments in Trade Secrets Law, Professor Daryl Lim’s Patent Law Class, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (October 9, 2018)
  • Speaker, The Defend Trade Secrets Act and Other Trade Secret Issues in the Employment Context, 41st Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Loews Chicago Hotel (May 17, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Trade Secret Theft Is Now A “Predicate Act”: The DTSA’s Little-Known RICO Expansion”, The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Practical Lessons and Strategic Tips, Wolters Kluwer Webinar (May 16, 2018)
  • Speaker, The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016—Was it Worth It?, Trade Secret Law Summit, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), San Diego, California (March 1-2, 2018)
  • Speaker/Panelist, Plenary Session III, Current Developments in Patent, Trade Secret and Antitrust Law, The 61st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (November 3, 2017)
  • Speaker/Panelist, Trade Secrets: What Can an Organization Do To Address the Elephant in the Facility? Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (October 23, 2017)
  • Speaker/Panelist, Case Study–Amsted Industries: Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights through Section 337 of the U.S. Trade International Commission. China IP Road Show and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, John Marshall Law School Chicago, Illinois (October 20, 2017)
  • Speaker/Moderator, Interactive Roundtable Discussion, “Taming the Beast: Automated Trade Secret Asset Management.” Marcus Evans, IP Law Summit, Hollywood, Florida (September 24-26, 2017)
  • Panelist/Speaker, The Cloud, New Technologies and Other Developments in Trade Secret Theft, 2017 Northern California (NorCal) E-Discovery and Information Governance Retreat, Carmel by the Sea, California  (September 18, 2017)
  • Speaker, RICO and The Defend Trade Secret Act of 2016: Widening the Scope of Liability for Trade Secret Theft. West Legal Center. Live Webcast (September 14, 2017)
  • Participant, (United States) Virtual Round Table: Intellectual Property (2017)
  • Speaker, American Bar Association: Fundamentals of Today’s Trade Secret Litigation: The DTSA, Section 337 at the ITC, and More Webinar 1:00-2:30 pm EST (July 18, 2017)

FisherBroyles, LLP.

FisherBroyles recognizes that the success of many companies in today’s economy depends upon their ability to create, identify and protect their intellectual property rights. From high-tech startups to established Fortune 500 companies, FisherBroyles attorneys have assisted their clients in establishing and protecting their intellectual property rights, both in the U.S. and abroad. Because of our experience working within companies, we can help our clients at all stages in the life cycle of intellectual property, from helping employers ensure that they own the intellectual property work product of their employees and contractors, to helping companies identify new intellectual property they have created, to obtaining formal protection for new brands, ideas and innovations, to defending those valuable property rights from third-party infringers.