Joseph J. Jacobi

Chicago, Partner


  • Harvard Law School (J.D., with honors, 1997)
  • SUNY at Buffalo (B.A., with honors, 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin


​Joseph Jacobi joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2015. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Jacobi was a Partner in the Intellectual Property Department at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. He started his career as a patent litigation Associate at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. Mr. Jacobi focuses on intellectual property and competition law.


Led efforts by respondents at ITC to achieve the extraordinary result of persuading the Commission not to institute a Section 337 investigation improperly sought by the domestic distributor of a drug to prevent pre-term births.

Lead trial counsel for manufacturer of LCD flat panel displays for military and other applications in two separate patent infringement lawsuits brought by non-practicing entities. The court dismissed one of these cases, and the second was resolved by a very favorable settlement.

Successfully defended manufacturers of navigation systems against patent infringement claims by securing summary judgment of invalidity of all claims of the asserted patents, which was affirmed on appeal.​

Represented complainant before the ITC in an investigation involving semiconductor technology that led to entry of an exclusion order preventing importation of infringing chips.

Defended regional utility company against antitrust claims involving natural gas storage fields, ultimately developing a novel theory on which the case was dismissed. That dismissal was subsequently affirmed by the federal court of appeals.

Obtained jury verdict of non-infringement, which was sustained on appeal, after a patent infringement trial against a Japanese tractor manufacturer.

Lead trial counsel for an international manufacturer of recreational vehicles in multiple patent infringement lawsuit involving vehicle features and designs, engine components, exhaust systems, and electrical circuits, and negotiated favorable settlement and license agreements to further his client’s business objectives.

Represented several manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and delivery systems for pharmaceuticals in litigation involving patent ownership, infringement, as well as claims of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition.

Litigation counsel for manufacturers of orthopedic implants in patent cases involving artificial knee and hip components, bone plates, pedicle screws, and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene used in implants.

Appellate counsel on more than fifteen appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on various issues of patent law.