Janet Garetto is a partner in the IP group and a co-leader of the firm’s Food, Beverage, and Agribusiness Industry team. She counsels clients on IP issues facing their brands, patent protection and litigation prevention issues.
I am consistently exploring ways to effectively leverage my experience across varied IP matters in a manner that helps clients efficiently resolve complex IP issues.
I help companies from diverse industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to develop brand strategies and goals. This involves trademark procurement, trademark portfolio development and maintenance, addressing brand misuse issues and developing internal branding guidelines and best practices. I also assist clients with day-to-day issues that arise in connection with their trademark portfolios.
I counsel clients on how to develop and implement patent strategies. My work includes patent procurement, patent portfolio development and maintenance, competitive patent intelligence and analysis and enforcement of patents.
Leveraging my chemistry background, I focus on prosecuting medical, chemical and mechanical patents all while prioritizing the strategic goals for my clients’ significant inventions and R&D investments. I also assist with ongoing U.S. and international patent deadlines.
My representation in the food and beverage industry involves helping companies develop brand strategies and define product goals. I actively monitor industry trends that impact my clients’ businesses, allowing me to proactively counsel them on IP issues before they become cost prohibitive.
I am steadfast in monitoring reports about what in-house counsel want from their outside law firms. Knowing “value-add” is and will continue to be top of mind to corporate law departments, I am continually exploring creative ways to provide thoughtful legal advice in a cost-effective manner.
FoodNavigator-USA | October 05, 2017
Chicago IP counseling and transactions partner Janet Garetto is featured in this Q&A article about IP protections for food manufacturers.
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Northwestern University, B.A., Chemistry
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Harvard University, "Leading Professional Services Firms" Executive Education Program, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office