Adrian R. Cyhan
Adrian R. Cyhan
Adrian R. Cyhan is senior counsel in the Intellectual Property Department of Foley & Lardner LLP.
He is a member of the firm's Electronics Practice, the Automotive, Nanotechnology and Emerging Technologies Industry Teams, and the Firm's China Practice.
practice centers around intellectual property and technology transactions involving growth companies and mature enterprises.
has extensive experience in structuring, and negotiating the terms of, technology-related transactions and alliances within the United States and internationally.
These include intellectual property licenses, joint venture and development agreements, sponsored research agreements involving industrial entities and universities, as well as research and technology-related agreements involving U.S. government entities (CRADAs, Work For Others Agreements
With experience prosecuting patents and litigating intellectual property disputes, Mr. Cyhan
also advises clients in connection with strategic considerations regarding intellectual property-related issues such as inventorship, ownership and use rights, validity, and infringement, particularly in the context of technology and outsourcing transactions.
also provides strategic counseling and conducts due diligence regarding risk allocation issues and intellectual property assets in corporate and other transactions, such as joint ventures, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Mr. Cyhan holds a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, and a bachelor's degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Before entering the private practice of law, he worked for a major global automaker as a design engineer.
has conducted workshops, presented at seminars, and authored several articles on related topics.
is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the State of California as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
As a first generation Ukrainian-American, Mr. Cyhan
is fluent in the Ukrainian language and cultural traditions.