Jackson Walker partner Chris Rourk was quoted in the April 2014 edition of Asia IP, on the topic of IP enforcement outside of an attorney’s jurisdiction. The article, “The Amazing Enforce–Men” discusses the complexity of IP enforcement and the vast number of customs, lawyers, companies, and more that can come into play in any one case.
According to Mr. Rourk, firms that offer to provide all the necessary resources in one spot may not always be the most cost–effective for clients seeking IP representation in foreign locations.
“There might be international firms providing ‘one–stop shop’ enforcement services, but the same can be obtained at a much lower cost by using reliable local firms,” Mr. Rourk said.
Mr. Rourk has extensive experience in helping clients protect their intellectual property in the semiconductor, software and telecom fields. He has prepared and filed more than 400 patent applications, has prosecuted in excess of 200 patents to issuance, and manages client domestic and international patent portfolios. He has also assisted with numerous intellectual property transactional matters, including licensing, mergers and acquisitions, funding transactions, and joint ventures. Mr. Rourk’s experience includes preparing and responding to cease and desist letters, preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and assisting with patent infringement litigation in the software, semiconductor and telecom fields. Mr. Rourk is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and an inventor on several patents. He received his B.S.E.E., cum laude, from the University of Florida, his M.Eng. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. and his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society and Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society.