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Intellectual Property Alumni Spotlight

Chicago-Kent's Intellectual Property Law Society presents a series of short profiles of alumni in IP practice. Check back to read about more alums as the collection of profiles grows.

Gretchen Hosty Kotleba

Gretchen Hosty Kotleba graduated from Chicago-Kent in 2003. Prior to law school, she received a B.S. from the University of Illinois in 2000. Mrs. Kotleba is currently an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at the Chicago office of Michael Best, LLP.

She concentrates her practice in the fields of patent, trademark and copyright law, including the prosecution, counseling, enforcement and litigation of these IP rights. Mrs. Kotleba has represented clients in a support role in major patent, trademark, and copyright infringement proceedings. Her trademark practice also includes trademark clearance searching, international and domestic trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, handling trademark disputes through opposition and cancellation proceedings, and counseling regarding Internet issues. Her patent practice includes conducting patentability analyses, preparing patent applications, and prosecuting applications to allowance. Mrs. Kotleba is admitted to the Illinois bar, and is a registered patent attorney. 

Learn more about Mrs. Kotleba at the Michael Best website.


IP alumni spotlights from the J.D. program

Margaret L. Begalle '02
Mary Jo Boldingh '91, Clearspire
Patricia M. Chidiac '05, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
David W. Clough, Ph.D. '93, Howrey LLP
Allison M. Corder '01, Valauskas Corder LLC
Thomas Donovan '87, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Christine A. Dudzik '88, Howrey LLP
Jason Du Mont '07, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Martin Goering '05, Cook Alex
Jason Gordon '06, Winston & Strawn LLP
Dolores Hanna '52, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
Brian M. Hoffman '94, Fenwick & West LLP
Christopher Kaiser '05, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jessica Kaiser '05, The Honorable Joan B. Gottschall
Scott Kolassa '04, King & Spalding
Gretchen Hosty Kotleba '03, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Michael Matesky '05, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
Thomas A. Miller '95, Miller Matthias & Hull
Erin R. Ogden '03, Murphy Desmond S.C.
Mary Jane Peal '05, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
Lawrence S. Perry '84, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Eric Priest '02, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
Sharyn M. Procaccio '05, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Ehab M. Samuel '02, Greenberg Traurig
Joseph Schmidt '73, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
John P. Wappel '04, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Matthew A. Werber '05, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

IP alumni spotlights from the LL.M. program

Haris Apostolopoulos '06, Marinos, Lazaratos and Partners
Hong Cui '07, Kraft Foods
Manish Dhingra '06, Dhingra & Singh
Holger Gaidosch '03, Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG
Wojciech Gierszewski '07, Krzyzagorska Podniesinski Loboda i Wspolnicy
Dominik Goebel '07, Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwalte GmbH
Nucha Jeeradith '05, Customs Department of Thailand
Ulrike Koschtial '01, UNESCO
Chuan Lu '05, Chint Group
Mariano Municoy '04, Moeller & Co.
Dirk Pauli '03, CMS Hasche Sigle
Holger Postel '04, Deutsche Welle
Nina Reiser '06, Federation of German Wholesale and International Trade
Goesta Schindler '07
Oezlem Schmitt '07, Alcatel Lucent
Mathias U. Studer '06, Walder, Wiss & Partners
Liuming Wei '07, World Intellectual Property Organization
Jens Friedrich Wiesner '05, Hengler Mueller
Yihong Ying '05, Rouse & Co. International
Jia You '04, Armstrong Teasdale LLP


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