November 11, 2019
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery is pleased to announce that Jacqueline L. Thompson and Zachary Van Engen have joined the firm’s Chicago office as associates.
Jacqueline L. Thompson assists clients with patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance and legal opinions, and IP litigation. She has worked with companies in industries that include chemical engineering, food science, mechanical engineering, and biomedical engineering, among others. Jackie had previously worked with Fitch Even as a law clerk for over two years. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in May 2019 and earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 2011. Prior to attending law school, Jackie worked for several years as an engineer at a power company, a global manufacturer, and an engineering and design company.
A registered patent attorney, Zachary Van Engen currently focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance studies, freedom-to-operate and infringement analysis, and IP-related due diligence and transactions. As a law clerk with Fitch Even for over two years, Zach worked with clients innovating in areas including computer technology, electronics, mechanical engineering, and medical devices. He earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, graduating magna cum laude in May 2019. He received both a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. degree in Physics from Dordt University in 2016. While at Dordt, Zach gained engineering experience in two year-long internships at a large electrical engineering and construction company and a commercial vehicle and equipment manufacturer.
We are delighted to welcome Jackie and Zach in their new capacities with the Fitch Even team!