IPMM Program Contact Information

Master of Intellectual Property Management and Markets Program

IIT Downtown Campus
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5145

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Master of IP Management & Markets Current Students

Meet the Class of 2013

IPMM Class of 2013: Troy Apparicio

Troy Apparicio

  • B.S. Economics and Business Administration, Ohio Dominican University
  • M.B.A. Ohio Dominican University
  • Recently held positions as research analyst, consultant
Troy has experience in conducting IP research and developing IP strategies for start-ups and multinational corporations. In the past, Troy has contributed to several articles, a book, and is currently working on co-authoring a book about the essentials of intellectual property. He is looking forward to applying his skills along with his business training, to move forward in the field of IP management.

IPMM Class of 2013: Xiaoping Gao

Xiaoping Gao

  • B.S. Physics, Lanzhou University
  • M.S. Physics, Beijing Normal University
  • LL.M. Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Recently Partner, Dowway & Partners Law Firm
Xiaoping has been member of All China Lawyer Association since 1997, and counsel listed corporation and corporation group on IPO, merger and acquisition, technology import and licensing. Before that, she had been assistant professor of physics in a college and engineer in magnetism materials. She is looking forward to applying her science back ground and legal practicing experience, along with her business training, to work in the field of IP management.

IPMM Class of 2013: Mauro Leos

Mauro Leos

  • B.A. Financial Management, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • Recently Vice President Equity Sales, Citic Securities
Prior to entering the IPMM program, Mauro covered global financial institutions from China in Commercial and Investment banking roles. He is preparing to link the world of finance with the endless possibilities that intellectual property has to offer. Upon completion of the IPMM program, Mauro plans to establish an IP advisory firm, offering financing and monetization mechanisms for start-ups and financial institutions.

IPMM Class of 2013: Evan McAlpine

Evan McAlpine

  • B.A. History, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Completed first year, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Evan finished his first year of law school at Chicago-Kent before deciding to enroll in the IPMM program. He has a creative background, and looks forward to working with IP applications in the consumer products industry.

IPMM Class of 2013: Oranit Techarattanaprasert

Oranit Techarattanaprasert

  • Law, Thammasat University
  • LL.M. American University
  • M.S. European Studies, King's College, University of London
Oranit has been a legal counselor in Thailand since 2007. Following graduation, she plans to concentrate on transactions and management.

IPMM Class of 2013: Justin Ulysses

Justin Ulysses

  • LL.B. MOI University
  • Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • Fellowship study, Max Plank Institute for Intellectual Property

Justin is an experienced Advocate of the High Court of Kenya where he has been admitted to practice Law, and has worked in a couple of Law Firms. He has been engaged in extensive Legal Research in Intellectual Property and is now excited to acquire the business skillset for IP Management with his goal being to be an Intellectual Asset Manager.

IPMM Class of 2013: Steven Walters

Steven Walters

  • B.A. Political Science/History, Saint Joseph's College
  • J.D. (2012), Valpariso University School of Law
Steven is a recent graduated of Valparaiso University School of Law. He is interested in understanding how companies extract value from their intellectual assets, the strategic decisions surrounding value extraction, and the tax implications of value extraction.

IPMM Class of 2013: Caren Yusem

Caren Yusem

  • B.A. Philosophy, Cornell University
  • M.A. International Business & Diplomacy, Tufts University, The Fletcher School
  • Currently consultant for Jane Addams Resource juried competition with manufacturers, designers, and innovators

Caren is committed to innovation by using cutting-edge tools to value, manage and protect intellectual capital.  She has an international background working in strategic business development, brand marketing and communications in technology firms and art, fashion and design.