Derek Clements, Esq.*
Of Counsel

Derek Clements is a registered patent attorney who loves innovation. With a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Indiana University, a Juris Doctor and Intellectual Property Certificate from The John Marshall Law School, and experience in patenting mechanical inventions, he brings extensive IP knowledge to patenting your invention.

Through Derek’s experience at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, he worked to conduct prior art searches, conduct substantive examinations of the patent description and claims, and formulated USPTO Office Action rejections under 35 USC § 101,102,103, and 112.

At the John Marshall Law School Patent Clinic, Derek interviewed indigent inventors, wrote and prosecuted provisional and nonprovisional (utility) patent applications, and assisted inventors in seeking copyright and trademark protections.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Derek is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago and the Chicago Bar Association. He also volunteers with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services helping low-income families save their homes from foreclosure.

Derek is registered to practice in the state of Illinois and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

In his spare time, Derek enjoys rooting for his beloved Colts, reading tech blogs, watching movies, and spending time with his family and friends.

*licensed in Illinois and United States Patent & Trademark Office only (not licensed in New York)

J.D., The John Marshall Law School
Certification in Intellectual Property Law, The John Marshall Law School
B.S., Biology, Indiana University

Supreme Court of Illinois
United States Patent & Trademark Office