Jack M. Cook


Jack Cook, the National Practice Group Chair for Quarles & Brady’s Intellectual Property Group, works with clients to build intellectual property strategies that are aligned with and support each client's business. He assists large national and international corporations, research institutions, and other IP owners and developers with a broad range of intellectual property issues, emphasizing patent prosecution, IP licensing, patent litigation, and data security.

Jack develops and manages large patent portfolios and counsels clients on strategies for aligning the patent portfolios with business objectives. Jack is a team member and former chair of the firm's Research Institutions & Higher Education Industry Team, which focuses on a signature practice area of the firm due to the noteworthy strength of its practitioners.

Jack is known for considering the business concerns of each client when developing viable strategies that touch on all aspects of IP. An important aspect of the business-focused IP strategies that Jack develops with clients is licensing transactions (both in-licensing and out-licensing transactions), and litigation defense and enforcement. He has experience working within the medical-device and high-tech industries, and uses his knowledge of industry and competitive landscapes to counsel clients during large transactions and litigation.

A member of the Quarles & Brady Data Privacy and Security Team as well as the Corporate Venturing Team, he relies on his background in electrical and computer engineering, industry experience in the power industry, and extensive work with the medical and high-tech industries to best serve his clients' needs. When a potential data security incident arises, Jack works closely with forensic experts to quickly understand and control the incident, and communicate the analysis and risks to management and executives in understandable business terms.

Representative Experience

  • Working with research institutions to build large portfolios of IP assets for licensing and other business transactions.
  • Assisting clients with transactions in the medical device and high-tech industries with large transactions that involve or are driven by IP assets, including licensing, joint ventures, and acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Assisting clients with IP strategies and portfolio development for complex technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other medical imaging modalities.
  • Developing and implementing IP enforcement strategies, including patent licensing and litigation.
  • Assessing and implementing defenses to allegations of IP infringement, including negotiations, litigation, and administrative proceedings, such inter partes reviews (IPR) and covered-business method (CBM) reviews.
  • Assisting with technical guidance related to data breaches and potential data and privacy issues.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 2004)
  • Michigan Technological University (B.S.E.E., cum laude, 2001)
    • Major: Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2005
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Named a "2012 Up and Coming Lawyer" by the Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Selected for inclusion in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars Edition 2009, 2013-present (Intellectual Property)