Lesley M. Hamming, Ph.D.
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, WiFi, e-commerce, big data, graphical user interfaces, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, advanced materials such as crystals, 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 free mediation services to the community as an alternative to court processes. The mediations relate to landlord-tenant disputes, evictions, foreclosures, family law, community-police disputes, and others.

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.

  • In re Sugammadex

    Co-counsel for Merck in Hatch-Waxman litigation brought against sixteen groups of defendants related to Merck’s Bridion® (sugammadex sodium) for reversal of neuromuscular block.

    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.

  • Representative litigation completed prior to joining Goldman Ismail LLP
    • Counsel for major pharmaceutical company in parallel offensive and defensive district court litigations involving a first-in-class drug for treating lymphoma.
    • Defense counsel for LED manufacturer resulting in invalidity of three asserted patents and across-the-board dismissal of the action.
    • Defense counsel for action brought before the International Trade Commission related to electrical cables.
    • Counsel in various Hatch-Waxman litigations related to iron chelators, direct thrombin inhibitors, platelet inhibitors, pain relievers, and gout treatment.
    • 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
    • Selected by Super Lawyers as an Illinois Rising Star (2023)
    • 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