Emily N. Winfield practices in the area of intellectual property, with an emphasis on IP litigation and counseling.
Ms. Winfield has experience with all stages of IP litigation, including pre-litigation strategic planning, the development of freedom-to-operate, design-around, infringement and invalidity analyses, and the day-to-day management of complex litigations. Ms. Winfield also has experience with the selection of expert witnesses and preparation of expert reports, claim construction, the preparation and defense of fact, expert and corporate witness depositions, and trial preparation.
In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Winfield also has considerable experience counseling clients on clearance, procurement, and enforcement issues regarding trademark, trade dress, copyright, and trade secret issues, particularly in the retail and fashion industries. She has also advised technology and pharmaceutical clients on various transactional matters, including due diligence for financing, licensing and acquisition matters, as well as assisting with a variety of intellectual property-related agreements, including licensing, NDA, joint development, assignment and consultancy agreements.
In addition to her IP practice, Ms. Winfield regularly devotes time and energy to a variety of pro bono efforts, wherein she has successfully advocated for students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the rights of victims of sex-trafficking in the Illinois criminal court system.
Ms. Winfield is a 2009 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, where she was Senior Symposium Editor of The Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, and a cum laude graduate of Case Western Reserve University. Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. Winfield was a high-school biology teacher with Teach for America. Ms. Winfield is also an adjunct professor of both legal writing and animal law at the DePaul University College of Law, and previously served as the Associate Director of the DePaul Center for Animal Law.
- Moderator, WIB-Chicago Explores the Evolving Landscape of Biosimilars, Women in Bio, 2015 and 2016
Co-Author, Cloud Computing (United States), Getting the Deal Through, October 2017
Co-author, "Strangelove: How We Learned to Love IPR for Pharmaceutical Patent Cases (Sort of)," GenericsWeb, June 2014