Janet M Garetto

Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP

Janet M Garetto is a co-leader of Nixon Peabody’s food, beverage and agribusiness industry team. She advises her clients on the full scope of IP matters involving both patent protection and patent litigation prevention issues. Ms Garetto also helps companies 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.

Leveraging her chemistry background, Ms Garetto’s patent experience encompasses drafting and prosecuting patent applications in various chemical and mechanical areas and preparing infringement, invalidity and due diligence opinions. Her work also includes patent procurement, patent portfolio development and maintenance, competitive patent intelligence, and analysis and enforcement of patents. She has prosecuted patents and provided counselling across a wide variety of technical areas, including chemical products and processes; stretch-film products and processes; epoxy compositions; foam products and processes; herbicides; controlled release devices; packaging and storage devices; consumer products such as furniture, surgical, medical and dental products; and biomechanical devices. Ms Garetto prioritises the strategic goals for her clients’ significant inventions and research and development investments. She also assists with ongoing US and international patent deadlines.

Ms Garetto closely monitors the food, beverage and agribusiness industry trends that impact her clients’ businesses, which enables her to proactively counsel her clients on issues before they become cost-prohibitive.

Professional associations

  • Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
  • Executives’ Club of Chicago
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Firm details

Nixon Peabody LLP
70 West Madison Street
Suite 3500
Chicago IL 60602
United States

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