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 complex commercial and intellectual property disputes in venues throughout the country. Most recently, he served as lead patent counsel in lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas and Southern District of Florida, and supported trademark litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and commercial litigation in the Southern District of California.

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.