Zachary Getzelman

Zachary Getzelman He/Him/His


Chicago, IL

Main: 312.463.5438 Fax: 312.463.5001


Zach enjoys practicing in many areas of intellectual property. He has wide range of litigation experience, representing smaller companies as well as Fortune 500 companies in patent, trademark and trade dress disputes relating to a variety of industries and technological areas such as semiconductor technology, electronics, medical devices, and software.

Zach also represents clients in inter partes review and other post-issuance proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has experience in counseling and patent portfolio management, including freedom to operate analysis, patentability analysis, and prosecution. He has counseled companies and prosecuted patents in variety of industries and technological areas such as electronics, business methods, and software.

Prior to law school, Zach worked as a project engineer for a global semiconductor manufacturer in the research and development manufacturing lab. He also regularly provides pro bono representation, including for clients seeking asylum, fighting eviction from subsidized housing, and appealing determinations made by child services.

When he is not practicing law, Zach is tending to his Chicago cidery that he started with three friends.

  • University of Utah
    2006, B.S., Electrical Engineering
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
    2012, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • 2012, Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

  • Member, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

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