Three Intellectual Property Attorneys Join Taft’s Chicago Office

June 08, 2015 // // Taft is pleased to announce the expansion of its Intellectual Property practice group with the addition of three attorneys to our Chicago office.

  • William B. Gont, Partner
  • Manisha Chakrabarti, Of Counsel
  • Brian P. Murray, Associate

William B. Gont concentrates his practice on patent and trademark prosecution, portfolio management, product clearances, non-infringement and validity opinions, licensing and the enforcement of client’s intellectual property rights against third parties. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous U.S. and foreign patent applications in a diverse array of technologies, including medical devices, packaging for medical products, electronic gaming machines, automotive, steel making, power tools and waste gasification. Gont received his J.D., cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.

Manisha Chakrabarti concentrates her practice in the area of patent prosecution, portfolio management, product clearance, non-infringement and validity opinions, licensing and the enforcement of client's intellectual property rights against third parties. She provides comprehensive intellectual property law services to a diverse group of clients from individuals and start-up companies to leading U.S. and international corporations. Chakrabarti received her J.D. from the Vermont Law School and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Brian P. Murray focuses his practice on pharmaceutical and life sciences litigation. He has participated in all facets of litigation, from fact and expert discovery matters to pre-trial and trial phases of federal and appellate litigation. Prior to private practice, Murray worked at Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. and Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici S.p.A. He received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

About Taft

At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates our more than 400 attorneys every day. Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business and Finance; Litigation; Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property; Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights; Environmental; Health and Life Sciences; Private Client Services; Real Estate; and Tax. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, the firm offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective to help our clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, reach their goals.



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