Irfan  Hassam-Malani
“My goal as a patent attorney is to not only protect the firm’s clients’ innovation, but to also understand their business and objectives to effectively represent all their interests.”

Irfan Hassam-MalaniAssociate

120 South LaSalle Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603VCard
312.577.7007 fax
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J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2021, cum laude
B.S., Chemistry, University of Illinois, 2018B.A.L.A.S., Economics, University of Illinois, 2018


Technical Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

IllinoisU.S. Patent and Trademark Office


University of Illinois College of Law
  • Recipient of CALI Award in Patent Research & Strategy
  • ABA Client Counseling Competition Semi-Finalist
  • Advanced Trial Team Quarterfinalist and Finalist
  • Williams Institute Moot Court Competition Team

Irfan Hassam-Malani is a registered patent attorney who assists clients with patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance, legal opinions, and global intellectual property portfolio management and transactions. In addition, he supports litigation teams through research and document preparation.

Irfan primarily works with large global manufacturers in the consumer electronics, telecommunications, chemicals/chemical engineering, and food/agricultural sciences industries.

While attending the University of Illinois College of Law, Irfan worked at the trademark clinic where he represented five start-up companies. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert E. Gordon of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District.

Manages extensive global patent portfolio and application strategy for worldwide leader in aviation technology.

Analyzes prior art and prepares invalidity/non-infringement clearance opinions for global food company.

Assists in the drafting of infringement claim charts, legal research for preparing of expert reports and in pre-trial discovery processes for telecommunication patent owners.

  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

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