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Caroline A. Teichner


Since joining the firm, Caroline Teichner has gained extensive experience in a variety of technological areas and in many aspects of intellectual property law, including patent litigation – from pre-trial investigation through appeal, trademark and trade dress litigation in the federal courts, trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, and trademark clearance searches. Recently, Caroline co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of more than 20 universities and groups in support of the Supreme Court affirming the Federal Circuit’s decision in Bowman v. Monsanto (No. 11-796).

Prior to joining McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Caroline attended the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she graduated as the Valedictorian of her class. While in law school, Caroline was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society. For one semester, Caroline served as an extern for a judge at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In 2011, Caroline received the Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize for her outstanding performance in an intellectual property course.  Caroline was also awarded the Ralph L. Brill Award for Best Brief in the 20th annual Illana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition held at Chicago-Kent in 2011. Caroline achieved the highest grade in many of her law school courses, including Legal Writing, Contracts, Property, Trademarks & Unfair Competition, and the Law of Social Networks.

Caroline completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University, where she majored in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. While at Princeton, Caroline received the Morgan W. McKinzie ’93 Prize for her senior thesis on dynamic stall of micro-aerial vehicle wings. Caroline was also part of a team whose conceptual design for a hypersonic vehicle was awarded first place by a panel of scientists from NASA and the U.S. Air Force.

Related Experience

  • Investment Fellowship Program at T. Rowe Price
  • Extern at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Richard Linn American Inn of Court


  • Thoughts On Oral Arguments In Seed Patent Case, Law360 (February 20, 2013)
  • Supreme Court Got it Right in Seed Dispute, Law360 (May 13, 2013)
  • Tocqueville’s LIKELY Take on the “Tweeting Juror” Problem, 2:3 REYNOLDS CTS. & MEDIA L. J. 271 (2012)
  • Markedly Low: An Argument to Raise the Burden of Proof for Patent False Marking, 86:3 CHI.-KENT L. REV. 1389 (2011)

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions / Registrations

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Princeton University, B.S.E., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, magna cum laude