Kadie M. Jelenchick is a partner and an integral member of the firm’s nationally recognized Intellectual Property Department. Kadie regularly counsels and represents consumer and industrial manufacturing clients in disputes and in all aspects of IP portfolio protection, management, and strategy from product development through enforcement and defense of key commercial assets through litigation or other business initiatives.
Kadie is the vice chair of Foley’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.
Prior to joining Foley, Kadie was a judicial intern for the Honorable Sim Lake of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and for the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Kadie received her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center. During law school, she was a senior articles editor for the Houston Journal of International Law.
She received her bachelor’s degree, with distinction, in biomedical engineering from the University of Rochester. Kadie also received a certificate of leadership program from Harvard Law School.
Admissions and Professional Memberships :
Kadie is a member of the Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association, Association for Women Lawyers, the Women in IP Law Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Milwaukee Bar Association, and Professional Dimensions, which is a network of diverse Milwaukee area professional women that connects, engages, and inspires its members to reach their career and personal goals.
Representative Matters :
- On August 19, 2015, Foley obtained a win for our client Emerson Electric Co. in an appellate case brought by plaintiff ABT Systems, LLC. Linda Hansen, Jeff Costakos and Kadie Jelenchick tried the original case to a jury in 2013.
- The plaintiff appealed the damages award from that case and our client appealed on patent validity grounds. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with Emerson, finding that the patent was indeed invalid, and that the plaintiff is no longer entitled to the damages award.
- Lead counsel for major financial institution in patent infringement multidistrict litigation, In re Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., MDL No. 2345 (W.D. Pa.), involving four patents directed at mobile banking methods and applications.
- Co-argued at Markman claim construction hearing on behalf of 25 defendant joint defense group. Obtained favorable post-mediation settlement.
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