“Careers in Intellectual Property and Patent Law”

April 7, 2022Presentation
Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (ILIPA)

The Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (ILIPA) hosted 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. Participants shared their experiences and discussed opportunities in patent law, including career opportunities in an in-house environment or a law firm, and careers in patent law that do not require a legal degree.

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

The virtual event took place on Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Learn more about ILIPA here.

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