Jenner & Block merges with IP boutique

Chicago-based law firm Jenner & Block has merged with IP litigation boutique Roper & Quigg.

Roper & Quigg’s founding partner Harry Roper will lead Jenner & Block’s IP and technology team.

Seven other lawyers will join Jenner as partners, two as of counsel and there are nine associates moving to Jenner. Former assistant secretary of commerce and commissioner of patents and trademarks Donald Quigg is one of the of counsel.