Renee Rymarz has been involved in the practice of patent law for over 22 years. She received her B.A. in Chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1987 and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1990. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Wisconsin, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. After a number of years in private practice, Mrs. Rymarz transitioned to corporate practice and has previously worked for Allied Signal, Inc. and Johnson Diversey, Inc. (formerly S.C. Johnson Commercial Markets, Inc.). She is currently employed by Kraft Foods in Northfield, IL as Senior Counsel, Global IP - Patents, where she is responsible for all aspects of patent related law including preparation, prosecution, clearance, contracts, litigation and mergers and acquisition IP practice.