Manish K. Mehta is a partner at Benesch whose practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, postgrant reviews, patent prosecution and counseling. He has represented clients from a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, e-commerce, chemical, and computer software and hardware.
Manish is responsible for developing, creating, and managing IP portfolios for his clients across a variety of industries. He understands the need to drive an IP program that is consistent with the business objectives and invests the time required to understand his client’s goals in developing an IP program. He is a trusted advisor to many clients and welcomes the opportunity to partner with his clients as they continue to build, create and protect their IP assets.
Manish is a skilled litigator, and his litigation experience includes all aspects of the discovery process, defending and taking depositions, preparing witnesses, drafting expert reports, and pretrial preparation. Manish is experienced in the claim construction process and has taken lead roles at claim construction hearings.
Manish has also participated in inter partes review and reexamination proceedings. On the transactional side, he has rendered numerous freedom to operate and patentability opinions and prepared patent applications in the mechanical and electromechanical fields.
He was selected as a Rising Star the last four years by Illinois Super Lawyers, an organization that recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in Intellectual Property law. Manish has spoken on various topics throughout the United States and in India. He is a past President of the Indian American Bar Association of Chicago and currently sits on the Advisory Council for that organization.