R. Mark Halligan

FisherBroyles, LLP

Mark is a partner at FisherBroyles, LLP. He is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in the United States and abroad. Mark is recognized as a leading practitioner in developing automated trade secret asset management blockchain systems. He is co-author of Trade Secret Asset Management 2018: A Guide to Information Asset Management including RICO and Blockchain. Mark has taught Advanced Trade Secrets Law in the LLM program at UIC John Marshall Law School for the past 26 years. Mark is the lead author of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Handbook 3rd Edition just published by Wolters Kluwer. Recently Mark was selected by Best Lawyers as the Lawyer of the Year in Trade Secrets Law. He is a Past President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) and the General Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Handbook 2021 published by the Illinois Continuing Legal Education Institute (IICLE).