Thomas P. Riley prepares and prosecutes patents for clients within the mechanical engineering and electrical and software engineering industries, and counsels organizations to help realize the return on IP investments, from the initial business concept to ongoing, productive patent portfolio strategies.  Through enforcement and licensing, Mr. Riley also helps his clients protect their IP assets.  In addition, he prosecutes trademark applications and takes appropriate action against trademark infringers to protect the client’s brands.  

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Purdue University, B.S., Civil Engineering
  • Purdue University, B.S., Land Surveying Engineering

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

  • Chicago Engineers Foundation, Board of Directors

  • German American Chamber of Commerce

  • Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, Board of Directors

Thomas P. Riley

Special Counsel

Thomas P. Riley prepares and prosecutes patents for clients within the mechanical engineering and electrical and software engineering industries, and counsels organizations to help realize the return on IP investments, from the initial business concept to ongoing, productive patent portfolio strategies.  Through enforcement and licensing, Mr. Riley also helps his clients protect their IP assets.  In addition, he prosecutes trademark applications and takes appropriate action against trademark infringers to protect the client’s brands.  

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Thomas P. Riley

Thomas P. Riley

Thomas P. Riley

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Purdue University, B.S., Civil Engineering
  • Purdue University, B.S., Land Surveying Engineering

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

  • Chicago Engineers Foundation, Board of Directors

  • German American Chamber of Commerce

  • Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, Board of Directors

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