Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D., 2002 (magna cum laude)
Dean’s List throughout
Senior Member, Loyola Law Journal
Sutherland Rich Moot Court Team (semi-finalist)
Northern Illinois University
B.S. Eng. Tech., 1989
(summa cum laude)
Jared E. Hedman is a senior intellectual property litigator. Jared has demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with clients' in-house counsel and senior executives when developing and implementing litigation strategies that are focused on achieving business goals. He is equally skilled at maximizing intellectual property protection and market potential in many different technological areas, including athletic wear, audio players, computer processors and memory, computer vision, filtration, gaming; printers, PDA technology, self-balancing recreational vehicles, security systems, telecommunications, and medical, dental, and surgical devices.
In addition to a wide range of patent infringement litigation, Jared has represented clients in intellectual property disputes involving breach of contract, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. He has participated in multiple trials (including three patent infringement trials in one year), helping to obtain favorable results for clients in numerous jurisdictions from New York to Texas to California, including in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Ohio, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Jared has also litigated before the International Trade Commission.
Action Gaming, Alcon Laboratories, Apple, Inc., Baxter Healthcare, Corp., Baxter International Inc., Chamberlain, Industrial Print Technologies LLC, Infineon, International Game Technology, McDavid, Inc., Motorola, Inc., Oasis Legal Finance, Ranir, Research in Motion ("RIM'), Shuffle Master, and Swagway.
“Attorney’s Fees, Costs, and Other Fee-Shifting Measures in Patent and Trademark Litigation,” American Bar Association Webinar, Moderator, February 17, 2015.
“Octane Fitness and Highmark: The Supreme Court’s New Standard for Finding a Patent Infringement Case ‘Exceptional’” Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLC Webinar, May 29, 2014.
“In re MSTG, Inc.: The Discoverability of Patent Infringement Settlement Negotiations,” Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLC Webinar, November 28, 2012.
Moderator of IPLAC Symposium Best Practices Panel in 2018 (panelists: N.D.IL. Judges Durkin, Kendall, and Schenkier) and 2019 (panelists N.D.IL., Chief Judge Pallmeyer, and Judges Blakey, Rowland and Finnegan).
From 2012-2015, Jared was an IP litigation partner at Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP. Prior to that, Jared worked in the intellectual property department at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, beginning in 2001 as a summer associate and leaving as a partner at the end of 2011.
Both before and during law school, which Jared attended part-time in the evening for four years while simultaneously working full-time to support his family, Jared was a consultant for Complete Design Services. Jared was proficient in AutoCAD and served as a project manager for numerous major food and personal product corporations and liaised with corporate managers and engineers. Jared wrote and/or managed numerous capital projects relating to building expansion; production line design, modification, installation, and efficiencies; safety; and sanitation.