Jay G. Taylor

Jay G. Taylor Mediator/Arbitrator
11625 Tidewater Drive South
Suite 200
Indianapolis, Indiana 46236


Areas Of Practice

Intellectual Property


Mr. Taylor is a registered mediator in the State of Indiana and has completed the mediation training courses provided by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education forum and the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University School of Law.  He is also a member of the International Trademark Association's Panel of Neutrals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Panel of Lanham Act Neutrals.  Mr. Taylor has been involved in the mediation and/or settlement of over a hundred intellectual property cases.  Mr. Taylor is available to provide mediation services for any interested parties.

Mr. Taylor has been an expert witness in connection with a number of litigated intellectual property matters.  In particular, he served as an expert and was deposed  in connection with the evaluation of the intellectual property of Baldwin United Corporation in connection with Baldwin United Corporation's Bankruptcy.  He was retained and deposed as a patent damages expert for Arachnid, Inc. in connection with patent litigation against London Distributing, Corp. and Merrit Industries, Inc.  He was retained and deposed as a patent office practice expert for Uniden Corporation of America, Inc. against AOR Limited and Crum Development Corporation.  He was deposed and testified at trial as a patent expert on design patent infringement and validity for ILCO Corporation in the case of Best Locks Corp. v. ILCO Corp.  He was retained by Innotek Pet Products, Inc. as a patent expert in a case against Radio Systems, Inc.  He was retained by Chubb Custom Insurance Co. as expert on reasonable compensation for patent defense.  He was deposed and testified at trial as an expert witness on the issues of inequitable conduct and willful infringement for Gerdes GmbH in the case of Stant, Inc. v. Gerdes GmbH.  He was retained by and deposed as an expert witness on the issue of inventorship in the case of Goff v. Harrah's Operating Co. Inc. et al.

Jay G. Taylor is a former partner with the Intellectual Property Group of the firm of Ice Miller LLP.  Mr. Taylor received a B.S.M.E. degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1964 and a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Indiana University in 1967, and was elected to the Order of Coif.  He is admitted to practice before the Courts of the States of Indiana and Illinois, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana, Western District of Michigan and the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second and Seventh Circuits, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

In his forty years of practice, Mr. Taylor has been involved in hundreds of intellectual property cases involving such diverse technological fields as computers and digital equipment, computer software, mechanical and electro-mechanical devices, pollution control apparatus, electronic equipment, ceramic compositions, ultraviolet curable inks, medical and dental devices and products, chemical compositions and processes, micro-dialysis probes, hearing protection devices, gasoline distribution devices, high voltage electrical transmission equipment and plastic molding processes. 

EDUCATION: B.S.M.E., University of Cincinnati, 1964;  J.D. (magna cum laude), Indiana University, 1967

: Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honorary, Order of Coif, Indiana University Law Journal, Editorial Board.

Author of Use of An Arbitration Clause As A Defense To 8(a) Charge Resulting From The Employer's Refusal To Bargain When Acting Unilaterally With Respect To A Mandatory Subject of Collective Bargaining, Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 41, p. 455.
Author, Intellectual Property: A General Practitioner's Guide, Illinois Bar Journal, February 1990, Vol. 75, No. 3, p. 104, reprinted Res Gestae, April 1991, Vol. 34, No. 10, p. 452.  Contributing Author, Reflections On The Practice of Patent Law, The Art and Science Of Patent Law, Aspatore Books, 2004

HISTORY:   1967 - June to October - Associate, Kirkland and Ellis; November 1967 - December 1969 - U.S. Army, First Lieutenant and Captain, Contract Administration Officer, Ammunition Procurement and Supply Agency; December 1969 - December 1977 - Kirkland and Ellis, Partner (1973-77);  January 1978 – December  1989 - Haight & Hofeldt, Partner;   January 1990 – December 2008 - Ice Miller LLP, Partner and Chairman of the Intellectual Property Group.

ADMISSIONS:   Supreme Court of Indiana, Supreme Court of Illinois U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Indiana, Northern District of Indiana, Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar) and Western District of Michigan.
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Seventh Circuits
United States Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 25,799)

EXPERIENCE:   Has been extensively involved in patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, antitrust, trade secret, and product liability consultation and litigation. 
Has handled litigation and prosecution matters in such diverse mechanical, chemical and electrical fields as, for example, thermostatic mixing valves, children's car seats, dental methods and devices, hearing protection devices, soil aerating equipment, computer software, heart defibrillators and pacemakers, urological stents, ceramic products and processes, data recording and transmission equipment, electronic musical instruments, high voltage transmission equipment, food processing equipment and processes, vending equipment, electronic games, railroad equipment, welding equipment and processes, UV curable inks and coatings, plastic lamina, and RF curable particle board manufacturing processes
Also has had extensive experience in trademark, copyright, software, trademark and  patent  litigation, prosecution, licensing and counseling.

ORGANIZATIONS:    Member of the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and Federal Circuit Bar Association.

Awards and Recognitions:
Listed in Best Lawyers in America Listed in Who's Who in American Law Listed in Marquis Who's Who

Indiana Super Lawyer
: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

11625 Tidewater Dr. S., Suite 200

Indianapolis IN, 46236

Telephone Numbers

Office:  317-826-0152

Cell:     317-431-9034

Fax:     317-826-0152

Home:  317-823-8343

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