Careers in Intellectual Property and Patent Law: Marshall Gerstein and ILIPA Host Panel Discussion

April 7, 2022

The Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (ILIPA) will host a lively discussion between members of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP and other industry professionals, with the goal of broadening participation in IP careers at all levels for Minority In Engineering (MIE), Women in Engineering (WIE), and STEM Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Meggan Duffy, Partner, Marshall Gerstein


  • Lilian Ficht, Patent Agent, Marshall Gerstein
  • Jonathan Hughley, Partner, Marshall Gerstein
  • Phong Nguyen, IP Counsel, State Farm
  • Professor Mickie Piatt, Associate Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent School of Law

Committed to increasing diversity in the field of patent law, panelists will share their experiences and discuss various opportunities in patent law. Topics will include patent law careers in which a legal degree is not needed, along with patent lawyer careers in both a law firm and in-house environment.

The virtual event will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to register for the event.

The ILIPA is comprised of professionals throughout the Illinois business ecosystem: creators, protectors, and enablers of intellectual property. ILIPA’s mission is to serve as a connecting hub for local and regional organizations, fostering an effective ecosystem and marketplace to facilitate the creation, protection, and enablement of intellectual property.

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