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Talivaldis Cepuritis


  • New York University (J.D.)
  • University of Michigan (M.S.E., Chemical Engineering)
  • University of Michigan (B.S.E., Chemical Engineering)


  • State of New York
  • State of Michigan
  • State of Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (including Trial Bar)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago


  • Top Lawyers in Illinois, Leading Lawyers Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2005-2021


    German and Latvian

    Mr. Cepuritis' intellectual property experience spans more than fifty years. In private practice since 1969, he has represented domestic as well as foreign clients in patent and trademark matters. Before that time, he served as patent counsel for a major domestic pharmaceutical company and for a multi-national chemical manufacturer. Prior to becoming a patent lawyer, he was a chemical engineer for a chemical company.

    Mr. Cepuritis has handled all phases of patent solicitation and litigation, including appeals and patent interferences, domestic as well as international licensing matters in diverse chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and mechanical fields, and performed due diligence investigations for corporate acquisitions. Representative fields of involvement are pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, polymers, organic syntheses, electrochemistry, petroleum refining and recovery, catalysis, genetic engineering, industrial absorbent systems, robotics, machine tools, conveyor systems, kilns, plastics processing machinery, high-speed assembly machines, laser devices, and the like.

    Mr. Cepuritis holds a Juris Doctor degree from New York University, as well as bachelor’s (B.S.E.) and master’s (M.S.E.) degrees in Chemical Engineering from University of Michigan. His language skills include English, German and Latvian, as well as some knowledge of Russian and Japanese.

    Tali Cepuritis has been admitted to practice in Illinois, Michigan, New York and the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal of the Federal, D.C., 3 rd , 6 th and 7 th Circuits, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

    His professional memberships include the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.