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Varboncouer Law
Varboncouer Law |  Frankfort: 815-278-2448 | Chicago: 312-343-3503 | Mobile:708-218-4412 | mvarboncouer@varboncouer.com
Attorney at Law - Chicago & Frankfort, Illinois
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Mark Varboncouer Mark Varboncouer is the founder of Varboncouer Law.  Mr. Varboncouer is an experienced trial attorney who previously spent 10-plus years with Kirkland & Ellis LLP (“one of the nation's largest and most prestigious law firms”/ “known for its world-class litigation practice”/ “one of the ‘Fearsome Foursome’ — the four firms most likely to strike fear in opposing counsel”); and 4-plus years with another highly-prestigious 1,000-plus attorney law firm, McGuireWoods LLP, where he litigated a variety of issues: contracts, non-competes, tortious interference, unfair competition, fraud, licenses and complex intellectual property issues (e.g., patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising etc.).  Mr. Varboncouer has been involved in a number of federal trials and is experienced in all aspects of federal court litigation, discovery, trial and post-trial.  He has a solid reputation with regard to the depth of his knowledge of the rules and case law governing the discovery process and the admissibility of evidence in federal courts.  His knowledge at side bars so impressed one federal court judge that the court referred to Mr. Varboncouer as “The Evidence Man.”  On one occasion, the court sought his input on an issue even though he had not been involved in argument of that issue. During his legal career Mr. Varboncouer worked on cases involving a wide array of technologies, such as organometallic catalysis, bromination processes, magnetics, materials, engine systems, thin films, genetic engineering, polymers, medical, cellular, encryption, and various computer hardware and software. Select Quotes “sees all angles and uncovers every detail in these highly complicated patent litigation matters” “gives new meaning to the phrase ‘leaves no stone unturned’” “mesmerizing” (mock trial closing) “I’d buy whatever he’s selling!” (juror at a mock trial) “boy you really persuaded me. . . was really profound and you know when you can move me after having heard this so many times into a whole different place it’s like I'm hearing this for the very first time . . . that's the power of persuasion” “anticipates every possible question that a judge might ask himself while reading our brief, and every possible avenue of questioning in preparing witnesses for deposition or trial testimony” “the master at creative ways to overcome obstacles” “ability to see subtle distinctions and creatively make wiggle room where I would have sworn none existed is unparalleled” Prior Career as Chemical Engineer Prior to his legal career, Mr. Varboncouer obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and worked for 9 years in the chemical and petrochemical industries in Texas. As an engineer, he acquired experience with a variety of technologies including chemical, mechanical, material, electrical and computer. Presentations Mr. Varboncouer has presented on trade secrets, electronic evidence, alternative dispute resolution, and patent law, and he previously taught “Patent Law for Engineers” at SAE headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. Distinctions While a chemical engineer at Union Carbide, he was honored with the prestigious “Chairman’s Award.” DISCLAIMER:  Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by a lawyer.  Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case.  Attorney at Law
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Education University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2000 University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, BS, Chemical Engineering, 1988
Admissions Illinois U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Central District of Illinois Northern District of Illinois 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Affiliations Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Sections, American Bar Association Federal Circuit Bar Association American Intellectual Property Law Association Licensing Executives Society
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