Honigman continues to strengthen its intellectual property practice
Jeffrey A. Chelstrom joins Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as a partner in its Intellectual Property Department’s Patent Practice Group. He will be located in the firm’s Chicago office. He is one of six IP attorneys to join the firm this year and one of 15 since January 2015. Honigman has been committed to strengthening its IP practice and now counts nearly 90 professionals on its IP team.
Chelstrom has 13 years of experience as a patent attorney. He manages worldwide patent portfolios, counsels clients on patentability and product clearance issues, and prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the fields of food science, chemistry, adhesives, polymers, laminates, films, petroleum and lubricants. Chelstrom has represented numerous clients in appeals before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Before becoming an attorney, Chelstrom served as an engineer for 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and is a registered patent attorney. He comes to Honigman from the Chicago office of Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery, LLP.
Chelstrom earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Mitchell Hamline School of Law (previously William Mitchell College of Law) and a B.S., with distinction, in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.
In recent surveys by BTI Consulting Group, a leading provider of strategic research to the legal community, Honigman was ranked among the top ten law firms in the country for patent work and in the top 5 percent of all law firms for IP Litigation. Honigman was also named on the list of "Most-Favored IP Departments," where one of the primary selection factors is customer service. Honigman’s growing IP Department has experience in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret services, including search, procurement, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting. The professionals in the IP Department serve clients from large corporations to start-up companies and have experience in wide-variety of industries.