Nicholas A. Kurk

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150 North Wacker, Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60606

P: 312-754-9332
F: 312-445-9325

Practice Areas


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006; ranked first in class; member of Law Review and Moot Court Board of Advocates; inducted in Frank Murphy Honor Society and Alpha Sigma Nu.
  • Michigan State University, B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, 2002


  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Mr. Kurk concentrates his practice on resolving intellectual property and complex commercial disputes in venues throughout the country. Most recently, he has served as counsel in patent disputes in the Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of California, Eastern District of Texas, Southern District of Florida, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

In March 2018, he obtained an $8.6 million judgment in a trademark infringement action in the Northern District of Illinois, which included a full recovery of attorneys’ fees. He also supports trademark litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

In addition, a portion of his practice focuses on patent-related matters, including opinions related to infringement and validity, due diligence, and portfolio acquisitions.

From 2007 until 2013, he was an associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago. There, he served as lead associate on a number of high-stake matters, which included securing an over $75 million judgment for a major chemical company in a patent infringement action tried in the District of Delaware; obtaining dismissal for defendants sued in Illinois state court by a Chinese corporation for trade secret misappropriation related to mobile handset technology; and obtaining a favorable settlement for a large health care provider in arbitration against its IT outsourcing provider.