Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP further expanded its intellectual property practice with the addition of Olivia Luk Bedi as partner. Bedi is a trial lawyer with significant experience in intellectual property litigation, having represented both individuals and corporations in high-stakes cases in federal and state courts.
Bedi, who earned a B.S. in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000, grows Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s roster of intellectual property attorneys with strong chemical engineering backgrounds. Her trial-oriented practice further builds the capabilities of the firm’s 35-member Intellectual Property group, which includes several Federal Trial Bar-admitted attorneys who try cases all over the country.
“We’re thrilled to have Olivia on our team,” said Michael G. Kelber, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions practice group. “She brings tremendous value to the group and will help us further expand the patent services we are able to offer our clients.”
“Olivia’s addition continues our focus to add top-flight talent,” added Managing Partner Scott J. Fisher. “Her jury-trial experience and deep connections within the community fit perfectly with our focus on seeking exceptional talent, and building an inclusive and collaborative culture.”
Bedi comes to Neal Gerber Eisenberg from the boutique intellectual property firm Niro Law, where she was a shareholder. Prior to beginning her legal practice, she spent five years as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the area of semiconductor manufacturing.
She has been recognized by Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of the "40 under Forty Top Lawyers in Illinois," and has been included in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's Top 250 Women IP Attorneys list.
Bedi is active in the community, serving as Executive Director of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court in Chicago, which she co-founded, as well as serving on leadership committees for the Economic Club of Chicago and Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. She co-founded LIPS (Ladies in IP Society) to promote mentoring and networking among female members of the IP bar in Chicago. She also serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Founders Council for the American Writers Museum and the Chicago Inventors Organization.
Bedi received her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in 2005.