Paul R. Kitch is 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 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 the Immediate Past President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) and past chair of the Patent Law Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

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.


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