Raymond Perkins is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Winston & Strawn who focuses on commercial litigation, patent litigation, antitrust litigation, and general intellectual property matters.
Mr. Perkins represents or has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, in courts around the country, including Microsoft Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Thomson, Inc., and WMS Industries, Inc.
Mr. Perkins’s intellectual property experience has involved a broad range of products including consumer electronics products for the satellite television industry, DNA probe products, hearing aids, cancer drugs, infant formula, pregnancy test kits, slot machines, wrist rest products, and various surgical devices. His commercial litigation experience has included securities cases, criminal cases, and eminent domain litigation relating to the City of Chicago’s restoration of the Oriental Theater.
Mr. Perkins has tried several cases in both state and federal court, including serving as the lead trial attorney in the successful defense of a medical manufacturer in a patent litigation/breach of license agreement action. He was part of the team that successfully defended Microsoft in the remedies phase of the government’s antitrust suit against Microsoft. Mr. Perkins has argued appeals before the Seventh Circuit and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. In an argument before the Federal Circuit, the court ruled in his clients’ favor less than 24 hours after he presented oral argument.
In April 2002, Mr. Perkins was featured in an American Lawyer publication, L Magazine, which said: “Whether he’s defending a high-profile corporate client or a pro bono death row inmate, Winston & Strawn’s Ray Perkins won’t ‘let a witness off the hook.’”
Mr. Perkins is a member of the Associate Evaluation Committee. Mr. Perkins was a Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow in 1994, and is currently a member of the University of Illinois College of Law Recent Alumni Advisory Board.
Mr. Perkins received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois in 1991 and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1994, where he was a member of the University of Illinois Law Review.