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Paul R. Kitch

Paul R. Kitch

Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.

Chicago, IL, USA

B.S., Electrical Engineering, 
University of Michigan, summa cum laude, 1989
J.D., University of Michigan, 1993
M.B.A., University of Michigan, High Distinction, 1993

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Supreme Court of the State of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

USPTO Registration No:  38,206
Years of Experience:  20+

Additional Information: Paul R. Kitch is the current President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago and a partner with Greer, Burns & Crain in Chicago with significant experience in IP prosecution, litigation, and client counseling.  Mr. Kitch’s practice focuses on the strategic development, management and enforcement of strong global patent and trademark portfolios.  A patent portfolio Mr. Kitch has worked with a client to build for over 20 years has been consistently been ranked one of the highest quality portfolios of any Illinois company by Crain’s Chicago Business – being ranked #1 in 2016, #1 in 2015, #2 in 2014, and #1 in 2013.

Mr. Kitch is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has extensive patent prosecution experience in electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, business method, communication and internet related technologies across a variety of industries.

Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Kitch was awarded an Electrical Engineering degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan and worked with both the Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation.

• Crain’s Chicago Business: Patent portfolio built with client for over 20 years, quality ranking of portfolios of Illinois companies – ranked #1 in 2016, 2015, & 2013 and #2 in 2014.
• Leading Lawyer by the publisher of Leading Lawyer Magazine 2013–2017
Paul R. Kitch is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2019: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, Chicago, IL

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