77 West Wacker Dr.\\Chicago, IL 60601-5094\\United States
Brad Wilson focuses his practice on intellectual property (IP) counseling and prosecution. Brad prepares and prosecutes US and international patents in the areas of antennas, cellular mobile devices, cellular infrastructure, medical devices, semiconductors, semiconductor fabrication equipment, sensors, ubiquitous sensor networks, radio-frequency identification (RFID), robotics, wireless power, distributed computing software, network/internet security applications, internet cloud applications, LED lighting, sports equipment, beverage containers, toys, and mobile device apps.
Corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and licensing agreements are often based on IP assets, and Brad provides IP due diligence counseling from IP licensing to complete company acquisitions. He also provides IP portfolio management and strategic planning counseling, as well as freedom to operate and validity opinions.
While in law school, Brad was awarded a three-year Dean’s Merit Scholarship. He earned a master’s of management in marketing and finance and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology.
Found a potential buyer for a client’s unwanted patent portfolio and provided IP counseling for the subsequent sale and licensing of the client’s patents to the buyer
Obtained issuance of 23 essential patents for a start-up wireless power company
Hosted an IP showcase meeting with several investment firms to assist a client in obtaining a vital round of financing
Obtained issuance of dozens of patents in competitive product areas for a leading medical device manufacturer
Provided essential IP due diligence counseling for a $267 million company acquisition made primarily for the IP assets
Obtained issuance of dozens of core technology patents for one of the largest technology companies in the world
Took over and obtained issuance of a family of patents for a leading sports equipment manufacturer after eight years of rejections by the patent examiner
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Northwestern University Alumni Association
Member, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Member, Equip for Equality
Member, National Immigrant Justice Center
Member, Chicago Cares
Member, Illinois Legal Aid Online
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois