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Paul Lesko is the head of the Simmons firm's Intellectual Property department - he is committed to helping inventors and small businesses remain competitive in the marketplace by enforcing their intellectual property rights against companies that infringe upon those rights. Paul Lesko's cases have taken on entire industries, including the financial, telecommunications and electronic voting industries.  Paul has represented clients against some of the world’s largest companies, including Google, Apple, Visa and Cisco.



Practice Areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 95%
  2. Mesothelioma & Asbestos: 5%

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Contact Info

Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd Llc

One Court Street
Alton, IL, 62002-6267


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200608/17/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200001/08/2013
LAEligible to practice law199909/03/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeVice-Chair of the Intellectual Property GroupN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
IP Law & BusinessOf Fathers, Son, Baseball Cards, and Intellectual Property2009
PC WorldCould a Patent Lawsuit Stop the Xbox 360?2006
Columbia Science and Technology Law ReviewAttack of the Clones... and the Issues of Clones2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolN/AJ.D.1999
Univeristy of Illinois, Champaign, ILN/AN/AN/A