Mark Halligan has been selected by Corporate LiveWire as the 2018 Innovator of the Year for his co-invention of the new Trade Secret Examiner© software platform for trade secret asset management. Legal 500 ranks Mr. Halligan as a leading lawyer in trade secrets litigation in the United States and Mr. Halligan has been inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Mr. Halligan for his exceptional standing in intellectual property law. Managing Intellectual Property recognizes Mr. Halligan as an “IP Star.” Mr. Halligan is a partner at FisherBroyles, LLP. He is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and licensing issues. He is a Past President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC); the General Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Handbook (2017) published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE); and an Adjunct Professor in the L.L.M. Program at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Martindale Hubbell has awarded R. Mark Halligan with the 2019 Judicial AV Preeminent Rating...

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Fisher Broyles




U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Circuit
U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
U.S. District Court, E.D.Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio
U.S. District Court, S.D. Ohio
U.S. District Court, N.D. California


Northwestern University School of Law J.D., 1978, Article Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
University of Cincinnati, B.A. Political Science, 1975, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Prior Law Firm Experience

Nixon Peabody LLP
Lovells LLP
Squire Sanders & Dempsey

Practice Areas