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Tara Kurtis Associate

  • Chicago

    D +1.312.324.8607

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    Chicago

    131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700

    Chicago, IL 60603-5559

    +1.312.324.8607

    TKurtis@perkinscoie.com

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Overview

Tara Kurtis is an advocate for her clients’ patent interests across all stages of litigation. Tara draws on her time spent as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to inform trial and appellate strategy. With a deep understanding of appellate practice and procedures, Tara helps clients identify and navigate difficult legal issues to achieve their objectives.

Tara has experience spanning prelitigation strategizing through appellate review. Tara has managed discovery teams, prepared witnesses for trial, conducted direct and rebuttal examinations, devised claim construction plans, argued motions, and drafted expert reports, post-trial motions, and appellate briefs. Tara has significant experience in Hatch-Waxman litigation and has represented clients in a range of other technology areas, including biotechnology, LEDs, and automotive parts.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2022

Related Employment

  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2022
  • Schiff Hardin LLP, Chicago, IL, Associate, 2016 – 2019; Summer Associate, 2015

Clerkships

  • Hon. Richard G. Taranto, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2019 - 2020

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Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2016, Admissions Editor, University of Illinois Law Review; Co-Editor-In-Chief, Illinois Bar Journal Law Update Column
  • Yale University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2013