Meet our Team
Since 1953, the attorneys of Faier & Faier P.C. and its predecessors have been helping clients register, secure, enforce, and capitalize upon the value of their intellectual property assets. Our current team brings more than a century’s worth of experience to the table, having represented some of the largest companies and brands in the world with respect to protecting their patents, trademarks, copyrights, and proprietary information. Through our intellectual property practice, we seek to promote commerce, technology, and creative expression by focusing in five key areas:
- Creating value for our clients by protecting the exclusivity of their innovations
- Fighting theft of goodwill through trademark laws
- Fighting theft of inventions through patent laws
- Fighting theft of authorship through copyright laws
- Fighting fraud and deceit in commerce through unfair competition laws
Meet the team at Faier & Faier P.C.:
Martin Faier (Retired)
Martin Faier was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1953 and became a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 1960. With more than 60 years of experience, he offers unparalleled knowledge and insight into the world of intellectual property law. Now retired, Martin was also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Jim Faier has more than 25 years of experience helping companies like Airbus, Renaissance Hotel Holdings, and Marie Callender Pie Shops protect their intellectual property in the United States and more than 80 other countries around the world. A registered patent attorney, Jim also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Jim is widely respected for his deep knowledge of intellectual property law, his integrity, and his focus on building long-term value for his clients.
Melinda Faier holds undergraduate, law, and medicine degrees from Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Illinois, respectively, and currently serves Faier & Faier P.C. in a consultant capacity. Melinda’s prior experience includes practicing intellectual property law in both California and Illinois, and serving as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Previous to joining Faier & Faier P.C., Melinda practiced in the Intellectual Property Department of Baker & McKenzie.