Lesley 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. 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 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