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Fitch Even Welcomes New Attorneys to Chicago Office

November 13, 2018

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP is pleased to announce that Evan Kline-Wedeen, Vincent R. Meyer, and Kerianne A. Strachan have joined the firm’s Chicago office as associates.

A registered patent attorney, Evan Kline-Wedeen currently focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, intellectual property litigation, patent post-issuance proceedings, and product clearance and legal opinions. His technical experience includes biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and material science. Evan earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2018. While attending law school, he provided pro bono legal assistance as a volunteer law clerk at the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub and also spent a year working as a legal research assistant at The Law Lab at Chicago-Kent. Evan holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Vincent R. Meyer assists clients with patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance and legal opinions, and intellectual property litigation. Industries he serves include food science, mechanical engineering, electrical devices, medical devices, and biotechnology. Vince graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2018 and earned a B.S. degree in Bioengineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Engineering in 2015. Vince did pro bono work at the university’s IP clinic during law school and was an R&D intern with a multinational medical device manufacturer and a large government facility during his undergraduate years.

Kerianne A. Strachan focuses her practice on domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, clearance, enforcement, and brand protection. She counsels clients in industry sectors including consumer products, household appliances, retail, and educational services. In 2018 Kerianne earned her J.D. from Tulane Law School, where she was class president of the Student Bar Association and senior business editor of the Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property. Kerianne served as an extern for the Honorable Bernadette D’Souza of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court. She was appointed first as a law clerk with the Tulane University Legal Assistance Program and then its director. Kerianne holds a B.S. in Business from Marist College, graduating cum laude in 2009.

We are delighted to welcome Evan, Vince, and Kerianne to the Fitch Even team!

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