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Jacqueline L. Thompson

Jacqueline L. ThompsonAssociate

120 South LaSalle Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603VCard
312.577.7007 fax
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J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2019, magna cum laude
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2011, cum laude


Technical Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

IllinoisU.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitU.S. District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisU.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


University of Illinois College of Law
  • Internet & Symposium Editor, Illinois Law Review
  • Recipient of CALI Awards for Introduction to Advocacy, Torts, and Patent Litigation
  • Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition team

Jacqueline L. Thompson currently focuses her law practice on patent preparation and prosecution and product clearance and legal opinions. In addition, she supports litigation teams through research and document preparation.

Jackie primarily works with companies engaged in the chemical engineering, food science, mechanical engineering, and biomedical engineering fields. She has assisted clients with diverse technology applications relating to medical devices, food manufacturing processes, packaging, heat exchange equipment, garage door systems, polymers, grilling accessories, and toys, among others.

Prior to attending law school, Jackie worked as an engineer for several years. As a measurement and control engineer for Ameren, Jackie worked on pipeline design and construction, managing and designing several engineering projects for natural gas gate stations and meter sets. In her role as manufacturing engineer at 3M, Jackie was responsible for the manufacturing process for several adhesive products. She also engaged with product development teams to launch new products at the 3M factory. Jackie’s engineering experience provides her with a deeper comprehension of clients’ intellectual property issues and challenges.

While attending the University of Illinois College of Law, Jackie worked as a commercialization analyst at the university’s Office of Technology Management, where she assessed the patentability of invention disclosures, assisted with research grant contracts, and made recommendations regarding IP protection.



Prepares and prosecutes utility applications for a U.S.-based wellness-focused real estate and technology company.

Prepares and prosecutes utility applications for a global Fortune 200 food and beverage company.

Prosecutes utility applications for a large global chemical company.

Prepared briefs for appeal proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for a global manufacturer of garage door openers and other access products, a global food and beverage company, and a global manufacturer of evaporative heat transfer and ice thermal storage products.

Analyzed prior art for a non-infringement clearance opinion for a large global chemical company.


  • “Aftermarket, Not Afterthought: Patent Strategies for Protecting Aftermarket Parts,” Fitch Even webinar, with Jonathan H. Urbanek, October 29, 2020.


  • Lowerre O’Donnell, A. and Thompson, J., “Toy Meets World: IP Strategies for the Toy Industry,” Licensing Journal, vol. 41, no. 5, May 2021: 19–26.
  • Lowerre O’Donnell, A. and Thompson, J., “Toy Meets World: IP Strategies for the Toy Industry,” Landslide, American Bar Association, vol. 13, no. 3, January/February 2021.
  • Professional Women's Club of Chicago
  • American Bar Association
    • Law Practice Division
    • Young Lawyers Division

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