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Gregory C. Schodde


Greg Schodde has more than 20 years of patent litigation experience in every aspect of bench and jury trials across the United States. His cases have covered a variety of areas, including telecommunications, computer networks, medical devices, process control equipment, materials and heavy industrial machinery.

Greg has, opened, closed, and examined numerous expert and non-expert witnesses before lay juries, judges, and the ITC.  He also has advised clients regarding their patent portfolios and the patent positions of their competitors, licensing, and advice on other intellectual property issues such as unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, and Lanham Act false advertising claims. Greg has argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and is an active member of the Seventh Circuit’s Electronic Discovery Pilot Committee (www.discoverypilot.com) and a registered patent attorney.

Greg holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Management and Technology program, one in Economics from the Wharton School of Economics and one in Electrical Engineering from the Moore School of Engineering.  He worked at Procter and Gamble as a telecommunications analyst for two years before going to law school. Greg was managing editor of the Drake Law Review and a member of the regional championship moot court team.  He also interned with the county prosecutor's office where he tried criminal cases.  Greg graduated with Order of the Coif honors.

Related Experience

  • Telecommunications Analyst at Procter and Gamble


  • The E-Discovery Challenge: Finding a Needle as the Haystack Grows, Bloomberg BNA (December 23, 2015) View File
  • E-discovery: Collect metadata to avoid ESI headaches, InsideCounsel (October 12, 2012) View File
  • E-discovery: Set realistic preservation boundaries early on, InsideCounsel (May 30, 2012) View File
  • E-discovery: Identifying relevant ESI without breaking the bank, InsideCounsel (April 23, 2012) View File

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions / Registrations

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Drake University, J.D., with honors
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S.E.E., B.S., Econ.