Nick C. Kottis

Nick C. KottisMr. Kottis joined the Firm in 1997. Prior to joining, he had been a Senior Patent Attorney at Morton International, Inc., a multi-billion dollar chemical conglomerate, and in-house patent counsel for global chemical and oil company Amoco Corporation (now BP). Mr. Kottis specializes in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications and counseling clients regarding patent infringement and validity.

Mr. Kottis earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1980, and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1984. Mr. Kottis is admitted to practice in Illinois, Indiana and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is active in numerous professional organizations.

Mr. Kottis has the benefit of more than ten years prior experience as in-house patent counsel and in managing variously sized patent portfolios. Through such experience, Mr. Kottis appreciates and is sensitive to the implications of patent decisions in today’s business environment.

Mr. Kottis can be reached at or by telephone at (847) 490-1400.