Amanda Lowerre O'Donnell
“I enjoy the entire patent process, from working with inventors to help them describe and capture their ideas, to advising businesses on maximizing the value of their IP assets.”

Amanda Lowerre O'DonnellPartner

Chicago
120 South LaSalle Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603VCard
312.577.7000 
312.577.7007 fax
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Education

J.D., University of Wisconsin, 2005, cum laude
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Saint Louis University, 2002, cum laude

Services

Technical Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

IllinoisU.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeU.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Recognition

Judicial Intern for Dane County Circuit Judge Moria Krueger
Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal, Articles Editor
Bruce F. Beilfuss Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to University of Wisconsin Law School

Amanda Lowerre O'Donnell focuses her intellectual property law practice primarily on patent prosecution, patent licensing, and commercial clearance assessments, with additional experience with litigation and licensing negotiations. Within the realm of patent prosecution and licensing, she has primarily focused on mechanical technologies, business methods, and software. A skilled counselor on the leveraging of intellectual property assets, Amanda excels at helping clients maximize the value of their IP budgets by developing global filing and prosecution strategies that fit with each company’s customized needs and goals.

Amanda has worked with clients in the U.S. and abroad in a variety of technical fields and product applications, including electronic components, food processing, packaging technology, and medical devices. She has focused experience in energy and renewable energy applications, including with carbon sequestration, photobioreactors, and distillation columns. Amanda has counseled numerous clients on business method protections, including clients engaged in diverse technology applications such as insurance software and computer systems, Internet advertising and promotional methods, and social network applications. Amanda also has considerable experience advising clients regarding open-source software issues including licensing, conflict analysis, and risk management.



Advised a global consumer products company on numerous patent matters, developing strategies to protect proprietary ideas, and successfully prosecuting patents in key technologies.

Counseled multiple marketing and promotion agencies by conducting commercial clearance reviews and negotiating critical patent licenses.

Successfully drafted and prosecuted utility patents for a global manufacturer of access control products.

  • Ex Parte Prosecution?—Third-Party Pre-Issuance Submissions,” Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2013 Washington in the West Conference, Los Angeles, January 29, 2013.
  • “Third-Party Pre-Grant Prior Art Submissions Under the America Invents Act,” Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery Webinar, August 23, 2012.
  • “Living in a Post-Bilski World; Has the Patent Office Succeeded in Taking the Abstract Out of ‘Abstract?’”, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery Webinar, August 25, 2010 (co-presenter).
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
    • Outreach Committee, 2010–11
  • Illinois Technology Association

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