Kevin R. Gualano

Kevin Gualano is an intellectual property associate based in our Chicago office, where he focuses on intellectual property transactions and counseling. He advises clients in the preparation and protection of patents.

What do you focus on?

I help my clients with protecting their intellectual property assets by providing counseling and building strong patent portfolios in a broad range of technologies, including electrical, mechanical and chemical arts. I have drafted patent applications in:

  • client/server-based architectures
  • database systems
  • mobile communication services
  • semi-conductor devices and manufacturing methods

I also advise clients on all aspects of patent prosecution, including office action responses, appeal practice, reexamination applications, reissue applications and continuing applications, and manage local counsel for foreign office actions, including technical analysis and developing legal strategies to achieve global consistency.

As a trained chemical engineer, I further utilized my knowledge in the field by serving with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, where I examined patent applications concerning single and multi-layer structures for a wide array of technologies, with particular emphasis on surface coatings and substrates.

What do you see on the horizon?

I foresee courts struggling with what constitutes patent-eligible subject matter for the near future, which will require flexible patent applications drafted to account for this evolving area of patent law.


Kevin R. Gualano



Phone: 312-425-8526

Fax: 844-855-8952

John Marshall Law School, J.D., Certificate in Intellectual Property Law; Lead Articles Editor, John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law

University of Wisconsin, B.S., Chemical Engineering


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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