Overview Experience Events News Intelligence Jeffrey N. Costakos Partner jcostakos foley.com Download vCard Jeff Costakos is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP where he is a trial and appellate lawyer. He has over 25 years’ experience litigating complex patent and intellectual property cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission and in district courts throughout the United States. Mr. Costakos has been lead counsel in dozens of patent litigations spanning technologies as diverse as DNA sequencing and micro-arrays, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, encryption, compass technology, electrochromic mirrors, optics, automotive interiors, computer algorithms, construction technology, sails and sail making, agricultural genetics, printing, and papermaking. He has argued numerous appeals before the Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Seventh Circuits. Mr. Costakos is a vice chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and a member of the Patent Office Trials Group. He is also a member of the Life Sciences and Automotive Industry Teams. Mr. Costakos was trial counsel in the landmark patent damages case, Rite-Hite Corp. v. Kelley Co., Inc., which was affirmed en banc by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Costakos has been primary counsel in numerous inter partes review (IPR) proceedings and has argued IPR final hearings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including for the victorious parties in Illumina, Inc. v. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, IPR2012-00006,- 00007 and -00011 (aff’d Fed. Cir. 2015), and Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Ltd., IPR2013-00517. Recognition Mr. Costakos was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2013 for his work in intellectual property litigation and patent litigation. Affiliations Mr. Costakos has been an adjunct professor at the Marquette University Law School, where he taught Intellectual Property Litigation. Education Mr. Costakos is a graduate of the Ohio State University (B.S., mathematics, 1985) and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary (J.D., 1988). Admissions He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Seventh and Federal Circuits, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.