Alisha Taylor is an associate in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, where she focuses her practice on patent prosecution and counseling, with expertise in chemical, material and pharmaceutical applications. Alisha has experience in drafting patentability and invalidity opinions, as well as performing freedom to operate analyses.

Prior to joining the firm, Alisha was a patent attorney at an intellectual property law firm in Chicago, Illinois, a business law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a multinational law firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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  • Prosecuting patent applications for chemical applications, including polymer compositions, thermoplastic applications, catalysts, thin films and methods of synthesis.
  • Prosecuting patent applications for semiconductor technology, wire and cable applications, including nanowire semiconductors.
  • Drafting and prosecuting biotechnology applications, including single-cell tracking methods, bioassays and medical devices.
  • Prosecuting patent applications for small molecule pharmaceuticals, supplements and food additives.


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2008
  • Northwestern University, M.S., Chem., 2005
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., 2002


  • Wisconsin, 2011
  • Illinois, 2010
  • Massachusetts, 2008
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2006
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  • Author, “Decision May Alter Future of Medical Method Patents,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, July 19, 2012.
  • Author, “What Does Forum Shopping in the Eastern District of Texas Mean for Patent Reform?” John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, 2007.
  • Co-author, “New Magnetic Resonance Contrast Agents as Biochemical Reporters,” Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 2003.

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