Brian C. Rupp

Phone: (312) 569-1480 (312) 569-1480
Fax: (312) 569-3480


Brian C. Rupp represents clients in patent litigation, procurement, licensing and technology development and collaboration.

Brian counsels clients regarding all aspects of patent issues including patentability, infringement, validity, licensing, design-around and the right to use new technologies. He prosecutes and enforces patents and negotiates intellectual property and technology development agreements. He has significant experience in intellectual property matters dealing with electrical and electronic technologies and computer software.

From 1995 through 1998, he was on leave of absence from the firm while serving in Seoul, South Korea, as patent counsel for Samsung Display Devices (now Samsung SDI) and Samsung Aerospace Industries (now merged into Samsung Electronics). In this capacity, he was responsible for all intellectual property matters, including litigation, licensing, patent prosecution and technology collaboration relationships. Samsung SDI is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of display products, including color picture tubes, liquid crystal displays, and plasma display panels. Samsung Techwin manufactured digital cameras and digital imaging technology.


Best Lawyers®, Patent Law (2020)

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Brian has been recognized in 2015 by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 listing of top patent practitioners and firms in key jurisdictions around the globe as a “multifaceted practitioner who wins technology entities over with his blend of litigation, licensing and IP procurement expertise; he is a one-man one-stop shop.”


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Marquette University, M.S.E.E., 1988
  • DePaul University, B.S., 1984


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago