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Mr. Kriegel

Jeremy Kriegel

Partner, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Jeremy R. Kriegel, a partner at law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP in Chicago, focuses his practice on design and mechanical patent matters. Mr. Kriegel reliably guides his clients in such industries as medical devices and consumer products, across all phases of the product life-cycle.

Mr. Kriegel's clients find he readily grasps complex IP rights and business issues, building from his training in mechanical engineering. Detail-oriented by nature, he navigates clients toward optimal business positions through careful counsel and forward-thinking intellectual property strategies. His approach to design patents leverages clever strategies to obtain broad, yet practical, protection of ornamental designs for physical articles as well as static and dynamic graphical user interfaces.

To date, Mr. Kriegel has obtained over 500 design patents for clients, including several animated graphical user interfaces for a global Internet solutions provider.

In addition, he served as patent interference counsel in cases ranging from paper shredders to window shade pull devices and steered an industry-leading maker of injection-molded components for drainage, septic tank components, construction and consumer products through a myriad of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret issues, from early design through product launch and beyond.

Mr. Kriegel has been named an "IP Star" in Managing IP's 2016 - 2019 IP Stars Survey (fka the World IP Handbook and Survey) and selected to Illinois Super Lawyers® for Intellectual Property, 2017 - 2020. He was also selected as a "Leading Lawyer" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.


Please visit http://www.marshallip.com/ for more information.

Mr. Kriegel can be contacted at +1 312-474-9561 or jkriegel@marshallip.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.