Vladimir I. Arezina

Vladimir Arezina is a partner and part of Lathrop Gage’s Intellectual Property practice group. He brings a wealth of law firm and in-house legal experience to his role. Through his strong business acumen, Vlad understands his clients' business objectives, and delivers understandable, on-point and business-enabling legal advice to drive his clients' goals.

Vlad is a registered patent attorney and advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law. He represents clients in both litigation and transactional matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. Vlad has extensive experience in licensing, portfolio analysis, infringement and invalidity analyses, and due diligence. He also has expertise in information technology, advertising, media, internet and cyberspace legal issues.

Vlad also represents clients in a wide array of litigation, business and transactional legal matters. Vlad has broad litigation experience, including handling commercial and business disputes. He has strong commercial contracting skills, and has negotiated assorted types of business agreements: technology and telecommunications (including interconnect), consulting, development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, management, licensing and confidentiality agreements. He also advises clients on a variety of business issues, including mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, and regulatory matters. His diverse background and general counseling skills allow Vlad to assist clients with an extensive range of legal needs.

Vlad previously served as associate general counsel for a leading manufacturer of professional audio products, where he provided intellectual property and general counseling advice. He also served as in-house counsel for a leading casino gaming manufacturer. In these roles, Vlad strategically managed intellectual property matters and was responsible for a large variety of commercial legal matters.

Court Memberships

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia 
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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  • Chicago

    155 North Wacker Drive
    Suite 3000
    Chicago, IL 60606-1787
F: 314.613.2801


John Marshall Law School, LL.M., Intellectual Property, with honors, 2002

John Marshall Law School, LL.M., Information Technology, 2002

George Mason University, J.D., 1997

University of Virginia, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering , 1994