Aaron Bowling focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, assisting clients in a variety of industries including biotechnology, sporting goods, and digital music. Aaron provides strategic advice on matters involving utility patents, design patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and antitrust.
Prior to joining Banner & Witcoff, Aaron served in the Chambers of the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; which has exclusive jurisdiction over patent-related appeals, and whose decisions are binding precedent throughout the United States. Previously, Aaron worked as an international product owner in the Cellular Therapies and Biosurgery groups of Baxter International, ensuring the safety and efficacy of biotechnological products in compliance with international regulations; and earlier served as a protein engineer at the United States Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratories.
Aaron earned his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, where he earned honors as a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and served as an editorial staff member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal. Aaron authored a note in the Summer 2013 Edition of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal entitled “Just About Equivalent: A Comparative Analysis of the Doctrines of Equivalents in the United States and International Jurisdictions Shows that the Varying Doctrines Are Strikingly Similar,” and also recently contributed as an author in: Is This License Comparable? Issues Facing Damages Experts When Determining Reasonable Royalties, published by the University of Texas School of Law, CLE; and Patent Litigation Strategies Textbook, Third Edition, 2013 Supplement, published by the American Bar Association.
Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2007, and his Master of Science degree in Bioengineering and Biotechnology from Northwestern University in 2008. Aaron is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Aaron has been recognized by Super Lawyers as an “Illinois Rising Star” for four consecutive years, most recently in 2019. He was also recognized in the 2018 Managing Intellectual Property “IP Stars” list of “Rising Stars.”
Aaron practices in the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
71 South Wacker Drive,
Chicago, IL 60606
B.S. 2007, University of Illinois
M.S. 2008, Northwestern University
J.D. 2013, George Washington University
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office