Glenn W. Ohlson is of counsel (retired) in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the Intellectual Property Department. He concentrates his practice on patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, intellectual property agreements, trade secrecy, unfair competition, domain name disputes and related litigation, including both U.S. and international venues.
Glenn has been recognized as a 2010 Leading Lawyers in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network, and in Best Lawyers of America' 2014 in the Patent Law practice area.
Glenn has lectured and authored pieces on numerous intellectual property topics. Through a service sponsored by the DuPage County Bar Association, Glenn has been involved in counseling writers, artists, inventors and new corporations in intellectual property matters.
Glenn began his technical training at Lane Technical High School in Chicago and received his B.S. in civil engineering (majoring in structural and hydrodynamic engineering) from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Prior to practicing law, he earned a professional engineering license in 1974 in the State of Illinois and worked seven years at a consulting engineering firm in Chicago. He earned a Juris Doctor with honors and Master of Laws in intellectual property from The John Marshall Law School.
Glenn is a member of the DuPage County and State of Illinois Bar Associations, as well as the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. He is also a member of the Corporate Patent Law (U.S.) Standing Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Glenn has served as a member of the board of managers of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. He is a former member of the Council of the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section of the Illinois Bar Association and a past committee chair in the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. He is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Federal Circuits, and the trial bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Glenn is a registered patent lawyer in the U.S. and Canadian Patent and Trademark Offices.