Lesley M. Hamming
Associate / Chicago

P: 312-881-5995
F: 312-881-5191

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Lesley Hamming represents clients in a wide variety of industries and technical areas in intellectual property and other technology-driven litigation. Lesley draws on her PhD in engineering to analyze complex subject matter and explain it to a court or client in a clear and compelling way.  Her work has spanned technologies including computer-related technology, e-commerce, big data, graphical user interfaces, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, advanced materials such as crystals and shape memory alloys, mechanical & electrical devices, and consumer goods.  Lesley has represented clients in patent, trade dress, copyright, and contract disputes in multiple district courts, before the US Patent & Trademark Office, and at the International Trade Commission.  She has also provided clients with pre-litigation strategic counseling regarding intellectual property disputes and patent portfolios.

Lesley serves on the Advisory Board for Northwestern University’s Mechanical Engineering Department.  She is also an Auxiliary Board Member for the Center for Conflict Resolution, which provides mediation services to the community.

Prior to her legal career, Lesley was a professional triathlete, competing on the USA National (U23) team in multiple Pan American races and World Championships.

  • Sportvision, Inc. et al. v. MLB Advanced Media, L.P.

    Counsel for MLB Advanced Media in patent, trade secret, and contract matter relating to pitch tracking and the display of video graphics.

    WiFi Consumer Electronics Litigation

    Counsel for a Fortune 10 consumer electronics company in a patent infringement suit brought by XR Communications relating to beamforming, directional transmission, and channel-state feedback functions in WiFi technology.

    Confidential Arbitration

    Counsel for a Fortune 100 company involving a medical product licensing dispute.

    • Associate, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP
    • Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP
    • Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP
    • Duke University (J.D., magna cum laude)
      • University Scholar
      • Mordecai Scholar
      • Bidlake Memorial Award for Superior Achievement in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, awarded to student obtaining top grade in each legal writing section
    • Northwestern University (Ph.D., materials science & engineering)
      • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
      • Presidential Fellow
    • Northwestern University (B.S., mechanical engineering, cum laude)
      • Varsity Swimming and Cross Country Running
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court – Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois – General Bar
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office – Registered Practitioner