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Xavier S Pillai

Xavier S Pillai

Practice areas:

Patent Application, Patent Infringement

About Me

I try very hard to provide the highest quality service to my clients at a reasonable price.  With advanced degrees in sciences, strong legal education and training, and many years of industrial experience as a scientist and inventor, I have what it takes to produce a top quality work product consistently and to the satisfaction of the clients.   Preparing patent application is a serious task and I have spent most of my legal career on that activity.  When you want a quality patent application, you cannot entrust it to someone who prosecutes patents only as a second choice.  

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Languages Spoken: Tamil

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Patent Application: 80%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 20%
    21 years, 50 cases

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Edward D. Robinson

    I endorse Attorney Pillai. It is clear from his contributions that he is well versed in patent law and thoughtful to those to whom he provides his services.

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    Edward Robinson Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sreenivasarao Vepachedu

    I endorse Xavier, an excellent IP lawyer.

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    Sreenivasarao Vepachedu Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

180 North Stetson
Suite 4900
Chicago, IL, 60601-6731

Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

180 North Stetson Avenue Suite 4900
Chicago, IL, 60601

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199408/17/2015
DCInactive 200005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leading Lawyer 2014Leading Lawyers2014
Roger D. Middlekauf AwardAmerican Chemical Society2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderLeydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.1994 - Present
Research ScientistAlliedSignal, Inc.1984 - 1993

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Chemical SocietyMember - Committee on Patents and Related Matters2011 - Present
American Chemical SocietyChair of Chemistry & The Law Division2011 - 2011
American Chemical SocietyMember Executive Committee, CHAL2005 - Present
Intellectual Property Owners AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Pall Corp. v. Micron SeparationsOur client won

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry vol. 10, 1929-1936Strategies for Strengthening Patent Protection of Pharmaceutical Inventions in Light of Federal Court Decisions2010
IndUS Business Journal, 2002Intellectual Property is Key to Biotech Industry's Future2002

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Case Western Reserve UniversityPolymer ChemistryPhD - Doctorate1984
University of MadrasChemistryM.Sc.1974
University of MadrasChemistryB.Sc.1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Chemical Society National MeetingReview of Recent Federal Circuit Decisions Relevant to what Scientists Need to Know about Patent Filing and Prosecution2014
American Chemical Society National MeetingStrengthening Your Patent Rights in Light of Recent Federal Circuit Court Decisions2013
American Chemical Society National Meeting, 2012Review of Recent Federal Circuit Court Decisions Relevant to what Scientists Need to Know about Patent Filing and Prosecution2012
American Chemical SocietyStrategies for Strengthening Your Future Patent Rights2011
American Chemical SocietyStrategies for Strengthening Your Future Patent Rights2010
American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington DCStrategies for Strengthening Your Future Patent Rights2009
American Chemical Society National Meeting, Salt Lake CityStrategies for Strengthening Your Patent in Light of Court Decisions2009
American Chemical Society National MeetingChemistry and the Law2008
American Chemical Society National Meeting 2007Chemistry and the Law2007
American Chemical Society National MeetingChemistry and the Law2006