Oliver counsels clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, frequently with respect to the prosecution or enforcement of patent rights. He is passionate about developing intellectual property strategies that protect innovation and advance clients’ business objectives – regardless of whether that means drafting applications to the United States Patent Office, or presenting an infringement case to a jury.
His experience includes representing Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized and start-up companies, and individuals. Oliver also sits on the Advisory Board of the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub, where he provides guidance on community outreach and volunteers his time to assist file patent applications for inventors who qualify for pro bono services.
Oliver earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and a law degree from Chicago-Kent, College of Law, together with a Certificate in Intellectual Property. During law school, he served as an associate editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property.
Previously, Oliver clerked for a special master in a patent infringement action, drafting a bench memorandum which ultimately disposed of the action at summary judgment. He also worked in the IP department of a Chicago firm where he prosecuted patents relating to computer hardware.