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Alejandro Menchaca

Email. amenchaca@mcandrews-ip.com
Tel. (312) 775-8103

Loyola University of Chicago, J.D., 1989
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Ch.E., 1985

Bar Admissions
Admitted to practice in Illinois. Member of the bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.  Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Professional Experience
       Alejandro Menchaca’s practice includes every facet of patent, trademark, and related law.  Alex has extensive experience in litigation and prosecution of patents and trademarks and has prepared opinions in each of these areas.

       Alex joined the firm on its founding with a “sabbatical” as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, Criminal Division.  As an Assistant United States Attorney, Alex was responsible for directing grand jury investigations leading to criminal indictments.  He conducted numerous hearings and trials before many of the judges of the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  He also represented the United States Attorney’s Office before the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in connection with several issues of first impression.

       Alex is an Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago having taught Patent and Trade Secrets Law, Unfair Competition and Consumer Protection, International Intellectual Property Law, and Patent Prosecution (in John Marshall’s Intellectual Property LLM. Program).  Alex has also taught Intellectual Property Licensing as an Adjunct Professor at the Loyola University School of Law.

       Alex is fluent in Spanish and has represented several clients who conduct business primarily in Spanish.  Alex is also the President-Elect of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois.

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