Mr. Rockman is a registered patent attorney and partner with Rockman, Videbeck & O'Connor. Howard represents clients in litigation of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases in Federal and State Courts, as well as clients seeking to secure domestic and foreign intellectual property rights before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Copyright Office, and similar intellectual property offices throughout the world.
Howard began his legal career as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office before moving on to his role as an Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. He worked in the Antitrust Division and Patent Litigation Sections of the Justice Department.
Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law: John Marshall Law School, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering, Northwestern University College of Engineering. Author of Textbook: "Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists," John Wiley & Sons (2004)
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Judge Advocate General Corps 1960-1968
The George Washington University Law School, J.D. with Honors, 1963
Mr. Videbeck is a registered patent attorney and partner with Rockman, Videbeck & O'Connor. Mr. Videbeck's practice has run the gamut of electro-mechanical patent practice from heavy industries to electronic test instruments and medical devices. He has tried patent and copyright cases to verdict since 1978 and obtained injunctions in trademark cases since the 1980's. He has counseled clients on intellectual property matters and prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark registrations.
Mr. Videbeck has worked designing stainless steel products, engineering continuous casting mills, and testing helicopters and avionics equipment prior to becoming a patent attorney.
American Bar Association - Annual Committee Meetings
Chicago Bar Association - Chairman Association Committee, Judicial Evaluation Committee
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago - Antitrust Committee, Judicial Evaluation Committee
BSME - University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
JD - Indiana University, Bloomington
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Trial Bar
Ms. O'Connor is a registered patent attorney and partner with Rockman, Videbeck & O'Connor. Ms. O'Connor concentrates her practice on U.S. and foreign intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent prosecution in the areas of software, hardware, and the Internet and trademark prosecution.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. O'Connor received a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her coursework included computer and electrical engineering classes, such as computer programming in several languages, database design and programming, web design, computer assembly, CAD design, and micro-electronic chip design. Ms. O'Connor worked for Intel Corporation as a computer engineer in both the Chandler, Arizona and Folsom, California locations.
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 2012
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.S.E., Computer Engineering, Cum Laude, 2001
Intel GEM Fellowship Recipient
Scholar Recognition Award
Michigan Marching Band
Women in Science and Engineering
Admitted to Practice
State of Illinois, 2013
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2013
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2013