• Indiana University, B.A. Chemistry (2016) cum laude
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Praxis Program Certificate (2019)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Intellectual Property Certificate (2019)
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (2019) magna cum laude


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Professional Experience

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    Judicial Extern for Honorable John Robert Blakey, 2017

Mary LaFleur


With backgrounds in business and chemistry, Mary LaFleur's practice focuses on patent litigation in a variety of fields including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mechanical inventions, and medical devices. She has specific technical experience with biochemistry, biopharma, drug research, inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry and synthesis.

While an extern for the Honorable John Robert Blakey at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Mary was immersed in the practices and procedures of federal court litigation.


  • Order of the Coif
  • CALI Awards for Highest Grade in Intellectual Property & Technology Licensing, 2018, Business Organizations, 2018, Legislation: Process & Interpretation, 2017, and Legal Writing, 2016
  • Dean’s Honors Scholar, Chicago-Kent College of Law 2016–2019
  • Executive Article Editor, Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, 2018–2019
  • President, Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Law Society, 2018–2019
  • Herbert Presidential Scholar, Indiana University, 2012–2016
  • Hutton Honors Scholar, Indiana University, 2012–2016


Admitted to practice: Illinois and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


  • Chicago Women in IP, Member
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Vice President of the Women in IP Committee

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