“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.”
120 South LaSalle Street|
Chicago, IL 60603VCard
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.
Amanda is Chair of Fitch Even's Business Development Committee.
Drafts and negotiates numerous licensing, development, and business agreements on behalf of clients of all sizes.
Provides strategic IP counseling, including procuring trademark and patent rights, for startup companies.
Advises a global consumer products company on numerous patent matters, developing strategies to protect proprietary ideas, and successfully prosecuting patents in key technologies.
Successfully drafts and prosecutes utility patents for a leading global food and beverage company and for a multinational manufacturer of access control products.
Conducts open source clearance reviews.Counseled multiple marketing and promotion agencies by conducting commercial clearance reviews and negotiating critical patent licenses.