Conor S. Hunt focuses his practice on counseling clients on domestic and international patent prosecution involving mechanical and e-commerce technologies, as well as on patent evaluation, portfolio management, product clearance, and legal opinions. Mr. Hunt has worked with a wide range of products and industries, has successfully worked with a client through the entire patent process from provisional application filing to a successful litigation outcome.

Representative Experience

Mr. Hunt has experience counseling clients in a variety of fields including:

  • Food processing machinery and packaging
  • Barrier operators and barrier systems
  • LED technology and products
  • Oil and gas pipelines
  • Medical devices
  • Naval sonar system machinery and housings
  • Irrigation systems
  • E-commerce
  • Digital and RF electronics
  • Mobile media

Background and Credentials

Prior to earning his J.D. from The University of Illinois College of Law, Mr. Hunt received a B.S. in general engineering from The University of Illinois.

Prior to joining Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, Mr. Hunt worked as an intellectual property attorney for an intellectual property boutique in Chicago. During law school, he gained experience working as a judicial law clerk for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit.


  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S.)
    • General Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Publications and Presentations

  • “Practical Tips on Drafting Your First Patent Application,” Co-Presenter, Webinar, March 24, 2016.
  • “Updates on Design Patent Law: The Hague Agreement and U.S. Design Patent Enforcement,” Co-Presenter, Webinar, September 30, 2015.
  • “Provisionally Patented: The Strategic Use of Effective Provisional Applications,” Co-Presenter, Webinar, August 28, 2014.
  • IP Alert: “Elements of a Design Patent Claim Can’t Be Challenged for Functionality in an IPR Proceeding,” Co-Author, September 26, 2014.

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)
  • Chicago Jesuit Academy