Jessica Kaiser

Jessica Kaiser, Honors Scholar, Class of 2005

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2005

Ms. Kaiser graduated with high honors from the Colorado School of Mines in 1996 with a B.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Before starting at IIT Chicago-Kent, she worked as a project engineer, managing capital project installation for oil and gas production facilities, and as a procurement engineer for an oil refinery.

After her first year at Chicago-Kent, Ms. Kaiser worked as a summer associate for Jenkens & Gilchrist in the intellectual property practice group. During the fall of her second year at Chicago-Kent, Ms. Kaiser served as an extern to the Honorable Joan B. Gottschall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She was also a teaching assistant to Professor Christopher Leslie for his first year Contract Law course. After her second year, Ms. Kaiser split her summers between Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Jenkens & Gilchrist, focusing on intellectual property litigation at both firms. During her third year, Ms. Kaiser was a teaching assistant to Professor Kari Aamot for her first year Legal Writing course. Ms. Kaiser was also a member of the executive board of the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

Following graduation, Ms. Kaiser served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joan B. Gottschall in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from August 2005 to August 2006. She then practiced as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis in the intellectual property litigation group until she started a clerkship with the Honorable Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in August 2007. Following her clerkship with Chief Judge Michel, she returned to Kirkland & Ellis in October 2008.


2005 Honors Scholars Seminar Paper

What’s that Mean? A proposed claim construction methodology for Phillips v. Awh Corp.

Victor's Not So Little Secret: Trademark Dilution Is Difficult But Not Impossible to Prove Following Moseley v. V. Secret Catalogue, Inc., 80 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 425 (2005).