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Binal has a broad range of experience in intellectual property matters, including procurement, litigation, and counseling. He represents clients in various industries including financial services, insurance, automotive and heavy equipment technologies.


Patent Procurement Experience:

Binal actively manages the patent procurement programs for a number of large and medium sized corporations in the U.S. and internationally. Having litigated patents in court, Binal approaches patent procurement with an eye towards litigation and with an effort to obtain maximum desirable claim coverage. Binal counsels his clients to establish and maintain effective patent prosecution procedures. Binal has prepared and successfully prosecuted numerous patent applications in the fields of computer software, Internet-related technologies, computer hardware, telecommunications, and medical devices. In the software space, Binal has experience in electronic commerce applications, mobile-device applications, security and fraud-detection systems, authentication technologies, compliance and enterprise governance technologies, Web tools and business-to-business solutions, insurance solutions, banking services and asset management products. He also has experience in preparing patentability, validity, and infringement opinions relating to inventions in these fields.


Litigation Experience:

Binal has significant experience managing complex litigation matters involving the enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights. Binal handles litigation with a pragmatic and pro-active approach and tailors his litigation strategies to suit the business goals of his clients.Binal's approach to litigation has achieved substantial success for clients in defending against patent infringement suits involving tens of millions in alleged liability. Binal also has proven successful in enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights.



Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%


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Contact info

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Ten South Wacker Drive Suite 3000
Chicago, IL, 60606


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199605/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and ShareholderBanner & Witcoff, Ltd.1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North American South Asian Bar AssociationFounding Member2003 - Present
Indian American Bar Association of ChicagoCo-Founder and former President2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Banner & Witcoff IP Update"The Future of Multi-Defendant Patent Cases"2012
IPO Articles & Reps., Pats."Through the Looking Glass: Litigating Software and Business Method Patents Under Section 112"2009
NLP IP Company"Providing Notice of Patent Infringement While Avoiding the Risk of Being Sued"1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Corporate Counsel SeminarBest Corporate Practices in Patent Litigation Defense and Offense - Ending Defensive Litigation Quickly and Cheaply and Maximizing Value2015
Threading the Needle in U.S. India Deals: Safe Passage Through Formidable Legal RiskThe Intellectual Property Rights Regime in India & U.S.: The Evolving Landscape2014
Global IP ConventionPatent Litigation Before the ITC2012
Corporate IP SeminarThe Truth about False Marking2010
B&W/BNA WebinarPatentable Subject Matter After Bilski2010
North American South Asian Bar Association ConferenceChanges in Patent Rules and Effect on Patent Law Practice2008
NAVA Compliance & Regulatory Affairs ConferenceInsurance, Intellectual Property and Patents2008
Northwestern University IP SocietyIn the Wake of BilskiN/A
Northwestern University IP Law WeekProcess of Patent Prosecution and InterferenceN/A
Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property SymposiumIP Litigation in the 21st CenturyN/A
North American South Asian Bar Association ConferencePatent Plaintiffs - Hot or Not?N/A
Law 797Patent Research & Strategy SeminarN/A
Corporate IP SeminarDo Opinions of Counsel Still Make Sense in Light of the Seagate Decision?N/A
Corporate IP SeminarImplications of SeagateN/A
Corporate IP SeminarPatent Enforcement and Defense Without LitigationN/A
Corporate IP SeminarPatent Prosecution Strategies - From a Litigation PerspectiveN/A