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A law firm based out of Chicago, Prenda Law, Inc. litigates for victims of copyright infringement across the nation. The firm uses a groundbreaking mass-litigation approach that names groups of “John Doe” thieves who work in tandem with one another on the Internet to rob clients of their intellectual property. Leveraging a deep understanding of how modern content thieves operate, Prenda Law offers the full range of legal services in intellectual property law, including United Sates Copyright Office proceedings, hacking prosecution, and defense of property rights.Complementing the firm’s many legal services, Prenda Law attorneys also conduct research-oriented services for clients, including regular audits of intellectual property to help them fully understand the scope of client holdings. These audits inform not only the legal advice offered to clients but also any advice involving the management of the intellectual property in question and the protection of that property from future infringement.Attorney Paul A. Duffy, founding Partner at Prenda Law, brings two decades of intellectual property law experience to the legal team at the firm. Mr. Duffy graduated from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago with his Juris Doctor, before which he earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with minors in Physics and Mathematics from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. Mr. Duffy’s background in the sciences provides a useful lens through which to consider the activities of modern content thieves, who use technologically savvy strategies to steal intellectual property over the Internet.Beyond the firm’s work in the legal arena, Prenda Law contributes to the community through charitable involvement. It affiliates with organizations like the Imerman Angels, a group that puts people with cancer in touch with cancer survivors, and Toys for Tots, a group that assists disadvantaged children.