Monthly Archives: November 2020

Introductions to IP: An Interview with Kara Smith

Kara Smith is an associate attorney at Neal Gerber Eisenberg (NGE) in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Purdue University in 2013 before attending Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She was first introduced to Intellectual Property (“IP”) Law in her first semester Property course.

Kara Smith

While at Loyola she represented the school as a Student Member of the Richard Linn Inn of Court and as a Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration Fellow. She was a Civil Procedure tutor for Professor Richard Michael and was the Chair of Professional Development for the National Security Law Association.

Kara joined NGE after graduating cum laude from Loyola in 2017. Her practice areas include trademark, copyright, and patent enforcement and litigation. She also works as an adjunct professor at Loyola, teaching Advanced Legal Writing in Intellectual Property and coaches the Vienna Vis Moot team.

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From Art History to IP: An Interview with Hillary Maynard, J.D. 2018

Hillary Maynard is an Associate at Ulmer & Berne LLP. Her work covers various intellectual property (IP) matters, including trademarks, unfair competition, and copyright. She is from Canada and completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University before moving to Chicago for law school. Hillary is also involved with the intellectual property community in Chicago. Her involvement includes serving on the Marketing and Communications Committee for Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP), serving on the Unreal Campaign Committee for the International Trademark Association, and is an Intellectual Property Committee Chair for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

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Hillary Maynard is an Associate at Ulmer & Berne LLP. Her work covers various intellectual property (IP) matters, including trademarks, unfair competition, and copyright. She is from Canada and completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University before moving to Chicago for law school. Hillary is also involved with the intellectual property community in Chicago. Her involvement includes serving on the Marketing and Communications Committee for Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP), serving on the Unreal Campaign Committee for the International Trademark Association, and is an Intellectual Property Committee Chair for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

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