John Marshall Law School,
LL.M., with honors
J.D., cum laude
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Thompson Coburn LLP
Counsel, May 2019-Present
Cygan Law Offices, P.C.
Of Counsel, January 2018-May 2019
Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Dixon
Principal, August 2017-May 2019
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Associate, August 2006-August 2017
Ryndak & Suri LLP
Law Clerk, July 2004-August 2006
Cook County Circuit Court Judge
Extern, January 2006-April 2006
Boy Scouts of America
Assistant Cubmaster, Pack 36
CRFC Lawyers in the Classroom
Visiting attorney instructor (2014–2017)
Chicago Public Schools/Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation
Chess instructor (April 2016 – October 2017)
Jeff Dixon is counsel in the firm's Intellectual Property practice. He is a registered U.S. patent attorney with over a decade of experience.
Over the course of his career, Jeff honed his skills in multiple patent practice areas including portfolio management, preparation, prosecution, and opinion work. He has covered a range of technical disciplines including those with a mechanical and software focus. Through his intellectual property work, Jeff has worked with large clients, including a Fortune 50 food and beverage company, a Fortune 500 restaurant chain, and a supplier of millions of wheel bearing assemblies to a Big Three automaker. Additionally, Jeff has prepared patents for a wheel bearing assembly used in over 4,000,000 vehicles (over 13,000,000 units).
Jeff has given a number of presentations including multiple that have touched upon intellectual property considerations for joint development agreements, managing invention disclosures, and maintaining patents.
Current Intellectual Property Procedures
What is Intellectual Property? When to patent, trademark or copyright
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Limits Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. Patents: What Manufacturers and Exporters Need to Know
Chicago February 2017
Joint Development Agreements: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
¿Cómo proteger la propiedad intelectual?
Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers
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