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Christi J. Guerrini

IP Fellow

 Christi Guerrini joined IIT Chicago-Kent as the IP Fellow in 2012. Her scholarly interests lie in patent law (with a particular focus on patent quality) and the patent prosecution profession.

Prior to joining Chicago-Kent, Ms. Guerrini served as a lecturer at Brooklyn Law School and an affiliated researcher at the University of Houston Law Center's Institute of Intellectual Property and Information Law, where she maintains an affiliation.  She also practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem in Houston.  As a practicing attorney, Ms. Guerrini litigated patent, trademark, contracts, products liability, and class action disputes across a spectrum of industries, including robotics, medical devices, gaming, transportation, utilities and energy.

Ms. Guerrini received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  As a law student, she was the notes editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and co-editor of the Legal Developments section of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics' Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics.  Prior to law school, Ms. Guerrini graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors from the University of Virginia.  At the University of Virginia, she studied bioethics as an Echols Scholar.

Ms. Guerrini is admitted to practice in Illinois and Texas and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.