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Chad K. Stroud, Ph.D.

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Chad specializes in intellectual property law. In particular his practice includes patent prosecution and patent and trademark litigation. Chad has extensive experience providing patent validity, freedom to operate and patent infringement analyses.

Chad received a B.A. and M.S. in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in the chemical and life sciences. He graduated magna cum laude from the University Of Illinois College Of Law where he won awards in patent law and IP moot court.

Before joining McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Chad held post-doctorate positions at the University of Waterloo in Ontario where he examined the effects of flaxseed lignans on gene transcription related to lipid metabolism and at L’Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France where he researched breast cancer in genetically modified mice to elucidate mechanisms of omega-3 fatty acid protection.


  • Kitson, AP, Stroud CK, Stark KD. Elevated production of docosahexaenoic acid in females: Potential molecular mechanisms. Lipids 2010 Mar. 45:209-224.
  • Roqueta-Rivera M, Stroud CK, Haschek WM, Akare SJ, Segre M, Brush RS, Agbaga MP, Anderson RE, Hess RA, Nakamura MT. Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation fully restores fertility and spermatogenesis in male delta-6 desaturase-null mice. J. Lipid Res. 2010 Feb. 51(2):360-7.
  • Stroud CK, Nara TY, Roqueta-Rivera M, Radlowski EC, Lawrence P, Zhang Y, Cho BH, Segre M, Hess RA, Brenna JT, Haschek WM, Nakamura MT. Disruption of FADS2 gene in mice impairs male reproduction and causes dermal and intestinal ulceration. J. Lipid Res. 2009 Sep. 50(9):1870-80.
  • Campbell JK, Stroud CK, Nakamura MT, Lila MA, Erdman JW Jr. Serum testosterone is reduced following short-term phytofluene, lycopene, or tomato powder consumption in f344 rats. J. Nutr. 2006 Nov, 136(11):2813-9.

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions / Registrations

  • Illinois


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, M.S., B.A., Chemistry