Caroline A. Schneider
“I enjoy the practice of patent law because it’s like solving a puzzle. I like putting the pieces together and figuring out a solution to each issue.”

Caroline A. SchneiderAssociate

Chicago
120 South LaSalle Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603VCard
312.577.7000 
312.577.7007 fax
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Education

J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2015
B.A., Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2012B.A., Philosophy, University of Toledo, 2012

Services

Technical Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

Michigan U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Recognition

University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Dean’s Award in Russian Legal System
  • Law School Fellowship
  • American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Competition team
  • Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition team

Caroline A. Schneider is a registered patent attorney currently focusing her practice on domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution and opinion work. Carrie also negotiates and prepares intellectual property agreements, including joint development agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other types of commercial agreements involving IP.

Carrie has worked with clients in the chemical, electrochemical, information technology, automotive, and food science industries. Although she typically serves Fortune 500 and other large global companies, she has also counseled smaller enterprises and public institutions. Working with clients in any setting, Carrie strives to keep the broader picture in mind to ensure the value of their intellectual property assets from both a technical and business standpoint.

Before joining Fitch Even, Carrie was a patent attorney with an IP law boutique based in Troy, Michigan. While attending the University of Notre Dame Law School, she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable James G. Carr of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Carrie also interned at the Notre Dame Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, where she prepared patent and trademark applications and opinion letters.



Represents global food and beverage company in drafting, negotiation, and execution of numerous confidentiality and development agreements.

Drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications directed to 3D printing, ink, and print media for U.S. multinational information technology company.

Drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications directed to batteries, alloys, and driver-assist applications for major U.S. multinational automaker.

Publications

  • "The New Novelty: Defining the Content of 'Otherwise Available to the Public,'" Notre Dame J. Leg. vol. 41, 2014.

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