Noah Tilton is a registered patent attorney who represents clients innovating in the electrical, software, insurance, financial, and sporting goods industries. He provides value to clients with a perceptive and balanced approach, informed by his graduate training in computer science, and more than a decade of combined practical computer programming and in-house legal experience. Noah handles his clients’ most complex patent procurement matters with dexterity and efficiency.

Since 2021, Noah has been selected for inclusion in the Illinois Rising Stars® lists, featuring outstanding young attorneys in the state.

Representative Experience

Noah has experience in a wide range of technologies, including:

  • Computer software, networks, and databases
  • Software languages, frameworks, and architecture
  • Cloud computing platforms and services
  • Virtualization
  • Mobile application development
  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing
  • User interfaces
  • Cryptocurrencies and blockchain
  • Cryptography
  • Derivatives trading theory and applications
  • Design and manufacture of firearms and shooting accessories

Background and Credentials

Prior to joining Marshall Gerstein, Noah worked as in-house patent and intellectual property counsel at a Midwestern software company serving the consumer, industrial, and educational markets. There, he collaborated with outside patent counsel to cultivate and advance patent prosecution matters; he also successfully litigated numerous alternative dispute resolution actions related to domain name trademark enforcement, counseled on free/open source licensing and compliance matters, and drafted end user licensing agreements for flagship product offerings. His previous experience includes work as a computer programmer and independent software consultant for Fortune 500 and startup companies. As a law student, he interned at the Free Software Foundation.


  • University of Chicago (M.S.)
    • Computer Science
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (J.D.)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (B.A.)
    • English, Creative Writing of Poetry

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Publications and Presentations

  • "Patenting Software & AI Inventions," Co-Presenter, September 17, 2019. 
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