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Priscilla F. Gallagher


Priscilla Gallagher has a wide range of experience in all aspects of intellectual property practice. She is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has prepared numerous patent applications in the chemical, chemical processing, pharmaceutical, medical device and mechanical arts. She has also negotiated patent licensing and technology sharing agreements in such diverse fields as wellbore gas detection systems, plasma treatment processing and polymeric films.  In addition, Priscilla counsels clients on patentability, infringement and validity issues, and has prepared clearance and validity opinions in a wide range of technologies, including emulsion explosives, viscosifiers, surfactants, electrochemical fuel cells, thermoformed plastics, plastic films, contact lenses and pharmaceutical compositions.

Priscilla also manages all aspects of the trademark portfolios for several clients, including clearing trademarks, and obtaining and maintaining registrations on a world-wide basis.

In the litigation area, Priscilla has been a member of several successful litigation teams and has developed a unique niche as a strategist and case management specialist.  She also has extensive legal writing experience at the trial, appellate and Supreme Court levels, including being a principal author of many successful summary judgment and appellate briefs.

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Alumni Award, North Central College, 2012
  • Illinois’ Top Women Lawyers in IP Law, Leading Lawyers Magazine
  • Peer-Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Former Chair, Chicago Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Advisory Board Member, Chicago Chapter of LES

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions / Registrations

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


  • Loyola University, J.D.
  • North Central College, B.A., Chemistry/Biology, magna cum laude