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Jamie McDole is an experienced first-chair trial attorney in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has represented numerous Fortune 50 companies in scores of litigations throughout the country in both federal court and the International Trade Commission. He also often counsels clients on global strategies for enforcement of patent portfolios. His accomplishments are a direct result of his focus on client objectives, creative “out of the box” strategies, and attention to detail. Jamie has led and participated in some of the largest patent infringement litigations in the United States. From the standard essential patents, internet of things, smartphone wars, check-imaging, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, or smart electricity meters, he has counseled his clients on pivotal issues in litigation and their businesses. Jamie has also represented and counseled his clients on appeal at the Federal Circuit and in proceedings at the United States Patent & Trademark Office, including Inter Partes Review.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a major telecommunications equipment provider in contemporaneous litigation matters involving numerous standard essential patents asserted by competitor.
  • Represented a major handset provider in multiple Section 337 actions and district court cases pertaining to numerous standard essential patents and network communications involving application and network layers.
  • Enforced wireless “smart meter” patent portfolio on behalf of family-owned company in multi-district litigation against major utilities and the entire smart meter industry.
  • Enforced patent portfolio relating to casting steel parts for railway cars on behalf of major manufacturer of railway car parts in litigation against Chinese competitor.
  • Enforced patent portfolio relating to the design of evaporative condensers for major manufacturer of industrial HVAC equipment against key competitor.
  • Asserted innovative “drag reducing agent” patents on behalf of a major oil company against industry competitor.  Prevailed at trial, including award of full damages and finding of willful infringement.  Affirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit.
  • Defended major medical device manufacturer against allegations of infringement relating to neuromodulation, including vagal nerve stimulation to treat epilepsy among other medical disorders.
  • Defended major pharmaceutical manufacturer against allegations of infringement against popular rheumatoid arthritis drugs.
  • Asserted patent for AIDS drug and its mechanism of action (MOA) on behalf of client against major pharmaceutical company.  Prevailed at trial before settlement.
  • Enforced patent portfolio relating to electronic check conversion on behalf of small company against entire electronic checking industry.

Prior Employment

  • Extern Clerk for The Honorable Randall Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1998
  • Intern Clerk for The Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1997-1998

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 1999, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1996, University of Iowa


  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Wisconsin