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David  P. Germaine


Intellectual Property


J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2001

B.A., John Carroll University, 1997


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
David P. Germaine
Tel: 312-224-1505
Fax: 312-224-1510
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David Germaine concentrates his practice on antitrust and other complex commercial litigation, as well as intellectual property issues including trademark, patent, and copyright matters.

Mr. Germaine has successfully represented individual parties in a vast array of antitrust disputes in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, payment cards, electronics, and Capper-Volstead matters. He regularly manages complex commercial litigation matters on behalf of clients and counsels them on price fixing, tying, monopolization, and market allocations schemes. He represented several large retailers as part of In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, the largest antitrust case in U.S. history.
In his intellectual property practice, Mr. Germaine works with clients—both domestically and internationally—to protect, evaluate, license, and litigate their intellectual property rights. He has conducted and analyzed thousands of potential trademarks and copyrights and has registered and maintained trademarks, copyrights, design marks, and domain names.

Civic Activities

  • Mr. Germaine is an active participant in numerous charitable organizations, inlcuding
*PAWS Chicago
*Lyric Opera of Chicago
*Steppenwolf Theatre
*Chicago Botanic Garden
*Garfield Park Conservatory
*The Trust for Public Land
*Chikaming Open Lands
  • ‚ÄčAs the firm's managing partner for pro bono work, he oversees relationships with such service agencies as
*Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
*Equip for Equality
*Illinois Legal Aid Online
*Lawyers for the Creative Arts
*Lawyers in the Classroom