Raymond P. Niro, Jr.
Raymond has been lead counsel in several pioneering intellectual property cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving patent, trademark, trade dress and unfair competition claims.
For the plaintiffs, Raymond won a $54 million jury verdict on October 5, 2015 for his client Black & Decker on the yellow and black trademark of the company's DeWalt line of power tools. This ranked in the Top 100 Verdicts of 2015 by the National Law Journal, and is one of the largest trademark awards in history. Raymond's other multi-million dollar verdicts include a 2001 patent case where the jury awarded $2.1 million in damages and found wilful infringement (allowing the Court to increase the jury award to $6.3 million).
On the defense side, Raymond successfully handled recent cases for B. Braun Medical, Stanley Black & Decker, Weber-Stephen Products, ValueClick (now Conversant) and others.
In 2004, Raymond was selected as one of the "Top 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40" by the Illinois Law Bulletin, which reviewed more than a thousand nominations and chose him among the best lawyers in Illinois under 40. Raymond has been married for 25 years and has 5 children. He played football and wrestled in high school, played rugby in college, and now participates in Crossfit.
Raymond graduated from Indiana University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his law degree from DePaul College of Law in 1991. In addition to his legal practice, Raymond taught litigation strategy at DePaul law school and has been an invited speaker at several LES, Chicago Bar Association and other professional events.
Niro McAndrews, LLC specializes in intellectual property, technology, and commercial law, with an emphasis on the preparation, trial, and appeal of complex disputes. In conjunction with its core intellectual property litigation practice, the firm assists its clientele with intellectual asset and technology development, management, licensing, and monetization. The firm also specializes in intellectual property services that complement its core practice, including patent prosecution, inter partes review, and post-issuance matters such as post-grant reviews and the transitional program for business method patents.
Notable Court Victories
|Amount||Case||Case Type||Victory Type|
|$54,074,815||The Black & Decker Corporation et al v. Positec USA Inc.||Trademark Infringement||Verdict|
Membership in Court Victories Clubs
Multimillion-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements Club - member since 2017.
Niro McAndrews, LLC
200 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 755-8575
Fax: (312) 674-7481