Mr. Van Dyke concentrates his practice in civil litigation with a primary emphasis on commercial and intellectual property disputes in addition to product and professional liability matters.
He has substantial trial experience with the litigation of matters in both federal and state courts. Mr. Van Dyke represents both domestic and international clients in a range of commercial disputes. In addition to his work in commercial litigation, Mr. Van Dyke has experience in the defense of high profile product liability cases involving chemicals. This experience includes injury actions related to exposure to toxic substances as well as liability cases involving explosions and fires. Mr. Van Dyke handles burn injury cases resulting from the ignition and explosion of various chemicals, including calcium stearate, ethanol, gasoline and natural gas among others. He has represented product manufacturers in fire trials involving cause and origin as well as fire/smoke spread.
Mr. Van Dyke also represents medical professionals in the defense of professional liability matters, including representation before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. He is a registered pharmacist; his education and experience with pharmaceuticals and chemicals have been useful in many areas of litigation including, products liability actions ranging from explosions and fires to toxic exposure.
Mr. Van Dyke is a registered patent attorney. He represents large corporations as well as individual litigants in intellectual property cases involving biotechnological, mechanical, chemical, electrical, optical and pharmaceutical issues. His intellectual property litigation experience spans the areas of patent, trademark and copyright infringement.
Mr. Van Dyke received his J.D. from Drake University Law School in 1990 and a B.S. in Pharmacy from University of Iowa in 1983. He is licensed to practice in the States of Illinois and California as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Supreme Court of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit and Federal Circuit; and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.