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William Cory Spence

Patent application Attorney at Chicago, IL

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also known as William Spence, Cory Spence

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    25%
    SpencePC is an elite litigation boutique that concentrates in complex intellectual property disputes. We are trial attorneys with the technical expertise necessary to resolve litigation, arbitration, mediation, and other contentious administrative proceedings.

  2. Licensing
    25%

  3. Litigation
    25%

  4. Patent application
    25%

Mr. Spence assists individual and business clients in obtaining their best possible outcome in contentious legal matters.  He has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, and mediation involving all areas of Intellectual Property law.  A registered patent attorney, he serves clients by providing advocacy and advice in the areas of: patent infringement; trade secret misappropriation; unfair competition (including conspiracy, tortious interference, and related antitrust claims); breach of contract; post-grant patent proceedings (e.g., inter partes review) ; trademark infringement; and copyright infringement.

 

He has litigated claims in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. Additionally, Mr. Spence has extensive experience with patent monetization strategies and complex, international patent infringement litigation involving multiple parties and jurisdictions, including Asia.  He is a published author and frequent speaker on patent monetization and other intellectual property issues, and has been repeatedly recognized as an “Illinois Rising Star” and “Illinois Star,” in the area of intellectual property.

 

Mr. Spence is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he obtained separate Bachelor of Science Degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biophysics (“Physics in Medicine”). As a student he received the distinction of Notre Dame Scholar and also earned the Monogram Award. Upon graduation from Notre Dame, he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, Medical Service Corps. After completing his military service, he worked for several years in the chemical industry before pursuing his legal education at the University of Houston Law Center.

 

Prior to forming SpencePC, Mr. Spence spent twelve years practicing law with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, IL and Tokyo, Japan.

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Location

SpencePC
405 N. Wabash Avenue
Suite P2E
Chicago, IL, 60611

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Posted by Benjamin | December 3, 2015
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Informative and hands on Patent Law help with William Cory Spence of SpencePC
Mr. Spence was hands on, professional, and informative during our intellectual property case. His boutique firm provides attention and doesn't make you feel forgotten like some other lawyers. We were dealing with a problem with one of our clean tech patents and Cory was able to straighten everything out, while explaining things in clear language. Helping us understand our options. Thanks Cory! Would Highly recommend.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 95-495 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-45%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always

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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
  • 2000
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996
  • Duke University
  • 1990
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Associations

  • Richard Linn American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Richard Linn American Inn of Court
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

  • 2014 Supplement for Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook (3rd. ed.)
  • Document Discovery in Patent Litigation
  • 2014
  • Supplement for Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook
  • Document Discovery in Patent Litigation
  • 2013
  • Comparative Legal Guide to Patents
  • Overview of U.S. Patent Laws
  • 2012
  • Supplement for Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook
  • Document Discovery in Patent Litigation
  • 2012
  • Copyright World
  • Scraping electronic data from websites
  • 2009
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Chicago Patent application Lawyer William Cory Spence
William Cory Spence
Patent application Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 21 years
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