Photograph of Janet A. Pioli

Education

  • Illinois State University, B.S. political science (1981)
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D. (1984) cum laude
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, molecular biology/biotechnology (1992)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Janet A. Pioli

Partner
Chicago
jpioli@crowell.com
Phone: +1 312.321.4725
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611

Janet A. Pioli's practice encompasses strategic counseling for large patent portfolios, patent clearance and due diligence, patent prosecution supervision, inter partes reviews, and advertising review and clearance. She has a large and successful appellate practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and she has made multiple oral arguments before each.

Janet’s practice includes diverse technologies including medical devices, food packaging, diagnostic devices and systems, navigation systems, heavy truck transmissions, health supplements, loudspeaker systems, personal care products, beverage containers, industrial pumps, ice maker systems, pool chemicals, copier system chemicals, and food and beverage products.

Janet serves on the Board of Visitors of the Northern Illinois School of Law. She served as an officer for area organizations including the Richard Linn American Inn of Court and is a past president of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Janet was a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione, where she served on its board of directors.



Recognition

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Law, 2009–2011, 2013–present 
  • Who’s Who Legal—Trademarks, 2018 
  • Chicago's Notable Women Lawyers, Crain's Custom Media, 2018 
  • Leading Lawyers Network, Top 100 Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois, and Top 100 Leading Women Business Lawyers in Illinois, 2012–2014 
  • Leading Lawyers Network, Patent Law, Intellectual Property Law, Advertising & Media Law, and Copyright & Trademark Law, 2011–2014


Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago Board Member, 2014
    Past President, 2013–2014
    President, 2012–2013
    President-Elect, 2011–2012
    Committee Chair, 2007–2013 
  • Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada)
    International Delegate 2011–present 
  • Licensing Executives Society International, IP Maintenance Committee Vice Chair 2020–present 
  • Richard Linn American Inn of Court
    Secretary, 2009–2010
    Board Member, 2008–2009 
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association 
  • Board of Visitors, Northern Illinois University College of Law
    Former Chairperson—Career and Professional Development Committee 
  • Aspire of Illinois
    Board of Directors, 2014
  • PTAB Bar Association

Admissions

Admitted to practice: Illinois, Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit



Publications

  • "Feature Profile: Janet Pioli - Life Saver," Fra Noi (November 2013). Author: Janet A. Pioli
  • "Feature Profile: Janet Pioli - Securing Patents to Protect Companies that Protect Lives," Leading Lawyers Network Women's Edition (November 2012). Author: Janet A. Pioli
  • "Smartphone Patent Wars: It's the Operating System," Aspatore Special Report (January 2011). Author: Janet A. Pioli
  • Navigating Recent Mobile Patent Lawsuits (January 2011). Author: Janet A. Pioli
  • Claim Construction in the Federal Circuit (2009 and 2010). Author: Janet A. Pioli
  • "The Patent Law Fun House, What Next?" Landslide (September/October 2008). Author: Janet A. Pioli